Instrumentation & Control Software Engineer

Berthoud, CO

The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  
Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

Ursa Major’s team moves quickly and does a lot with little. The Instrumentation & Control Software Engineer is responsible for the design, selection, build, and maintenance of all LabVIEW data acquisition and control system software at our test site. This includes ownership of the software architecture and the software ecosystem. You will also have to opportunity to design and build the data acquisition systems that your software is deployed on. You will interface and work closely with Test Engineers, Development Engineers, and Test Technicians to troubleshoot, maintain, and improve the capability and reliability of the test stands.

In this role

  • You will own the LabVIEW architecture, development, implementation, and troubleshooting of instrumentation and controls (I&C) software systems for all test fixtures.
  • You will create software that allows quick analysis of data to ensure the proper function of I&C systems.
  • You will support the specification and purchase of instrumentation and controls hardware.
  • You will support the automation of environmental testing systems.

Who you are

  • Extensive LabVIEW experience with an emphasis on Actor Framework.  
  • Passion for designing I&C systems and the desire to be hands-on with the system.
  • Experience with deterministic control systems and software.
  • Demonstrated implementation of software unit testing.
  • Understanding digital and analog signals, signal response characteristics, noise, filtering, processing, shielding, and grounding. 
  • Resonates with our core values of cohesion, conviction, and humility. 
  • Demonstrates resilience. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong team contributor.
If you have at least 70% of these qualifications, we encourage you to apply!
Nice to have
  • Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) or Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) certification 
  • Experience working with multiple engineering disciplines and technicians 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial communications such as RS485, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profibus, Modbus.  
  • Experience with rapid design and installation of I&C systems and related software from concept through activation and daily operation.
  • Design of electrical power distribution according to NFPA and NEC requirements.
We encourage you to apply even if you do not have any of these, but they would be helpful in this role.

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $85,000 - $140,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
No outside recruiters please.
As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. However, recently a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prohibits the government from enforcing the federal contractor vaccine mandate. The order covers all contractors and subcontractors in the United States and its territories, and will be in place until further notice. Additionally, while Ursa Major is still subject to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard given our 100+ employees, its implementation and enforcement is currently suspended pending future developments in the litigation.
Given these updates, we are suspending the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice. With this is mind, Ursa Major fully intends to comply immediately with changes to any COVID-19 mandates.