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Embedded Software Developer

University of Colorado System
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Job Summary

The in situ stratospheric instrumentation group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites applications for a part time senior embedded software engineer.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • This position is to support the development of in situ atmospheric instrumentation for an ultra-long duration super pressure balloon campaign.
  • The candidate will work with scientists and students to develop embedded microcontroller code (C++) and ground support code (Python) for command and control of instrumentation aboard CNES operated super pressure balloon gondolas.

What You Should Know
  • Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizen or Permanent Residents may apply.
  • This is a temporary, hourly position, and does not include benefits.

What We Can Offer
  • $75.00 per hour.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .
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What We Require
  • The candidates must possess at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or software engineering.
  • The candidate should have extensive direct experience with atmospheric instrumentation, stratospheric measurements, and the operation of high-altitude balloon systems.
  • The candidate must be willing and able to work in remote field sites and under difficult environmental conditions.

What You Will Need
  • The candidate must be willing and able to work in remote field sites and under difficult environmental conditions.

What We Would Like You to Have
  • Familiarity with electrical test and measurement, and CAD based electrical and mechanical design.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Please apply by 4/15/24 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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