Embedded Software Engineer

Want to invent the future of the Space Industry? You have come to the right place. We fundamentally believe that our PocketQubes can radically transform the ability for small groups to design, build and launch their own spacecraft. We need super ambitious, driven and bright minds to make this a reality.

Alba Orbital/PocketQube Shop is the world leader in PocketQube satellites and is one of the UK’s most innovative companies. We are looking to add an Embedded Software Engineer to our small, highly driven team. You will be tasked with designing, developing, testing and debugging software for onboard systems using microcontrollers and embedded Linux, as well as implementing and improving software development and release processes. You will also build and maintain software tools to support these processes, and collaborate with the other engineers to validate and improve satellite systems. This position would best suit an early stage engineer with preferably a Master’s Degree or PhD and ideally some industrial experience.


  • Software design and development across all spacecraft subsystems

  • Analysis, design, implementation and test of mission applications for pico-satellites

  • Development of test systems for standalone/integration test of products and systems

  • Design and implement improvements to our onboard power distribution, computation, and comm systems to enhance functionality, usability, robustness, performance, and integrate new technology

The candidate must demonstrate

  • Extensive experience with C: interrupt handlers, concurrency, etc.

  • Strong Linux skills: extensive CLI/scripting familiarity, kernel mods, drivers, etc.

  • Experience with sensor integration over I2C, SPI, etc.

  • Scripting Familiarity: Python

  • Willingness to continuously learn and overcome any obstacle put in their way

  • Innovation, Perseverance and a Genuine knowledge of and passion for Startups

  • EU or Schengen area Citizenship

Preferable Experience

  • General hardware skills (EE,PCB,PSI)

  • Networking (ISO, IP, protocol design)

  • Domain Knowledge (ADCS)

  • Embedded OS (KubOS, embedded Linux)


£19-22k per annum, up to 18 Month contract based in Glasgow, position to fill ASAP.

Please email CV and Covering letter to: launch@pocketqubeshop.com