Flight Software Developer (R0000158)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking a software developer to join our Lunar program.


  • Design, implement and maintain embedded flight software features and improvement

  • Analyze, test and perform I/O performance assessments upon integrated hardware/software solutions

  • Interface with hardware design and development

  • Draft unit/integration tests and coordinate high-level testing of features

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in physics or engineering domain

  • Experience in C/C++ development

  • Experience with hardware/software integration

  • Familiar with multiple communications protocols

  • Organized, thorough and methodical approach to software quality and testing

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Capable of both high quantity and high quality output

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment

  • A passion for spaceflight


  • Experience with GSFC Core Flight Software (CFS) framework

  • Experience with device driver implementations

  • Experience with logging frameworks and their architecture

  • Experience with xUnit compliant test frameworks

  • Experience with Windows and POSIX-based operating systems

  • Experience in an agile / scrum development environment

  • Experience in Gitflow coordinated configuration management schemes

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.