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Scientific Systems Company, Inc. Space Network Software Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

SSCI is looking to fill a Space Network Software Engineer position for software projects relating to autonomous space systems.

*Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help build the next generation of satellite mesh networking, and multi-domain air-space-sea networks for constellation-scale operations.

  • Lead networking software development, implementation, testing and support for flight programs – actual networking, on actual autonomous spacecraft.

  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and test networking solutions algorithms for satellites in constellation/cluster/RPO/single-vehicle missions.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering/Communications/Computer Science or similar field

  • 6+ years’ experience in R&D of Space networks and software

  • Experience with IDE-based object-oriented programming in C/C++ in Linux environment.

  • Experience with satellite access technologies and earth station components.

  • Experience with antennas, modems, Software Defined Radios (SDR) and associated networking equipment used in satellite and wireless communications

  • Experience with networking fundamentals of routing, switching, firewalling, and encryption.

  • Experience working with the full OSI/ISO model stack.

  • Experience with networking tools and technologies such as YANG, Netconf, NEBULA, CCSDS, CFTP.

  • Experience with ad-hoc mesh networks (MANET) algorithms, implementations, and simulators.

  • Experience with RF and Optical networking features, considerations, and state of the art.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

· M.S. Preferred


Salary is competitive with market rates, with significant incentives for new business development. In addition, SSCI offers a generous benefits package, which includes Bonus Plan, 401K, and Health / Life / Disability Insurance.

Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K, Health/Life/Disability Insurance.