Embedded Linux Developer (Wind River Linux & VxWorks)


Are you passionate about developing cutting-edge systems for deep space missions? Are you ready to jumpstart your career and become a part of our core team?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are seeking a talented Embedded Linux Developer on a voluntary (unpaid) basis to join our dynamic team and contribute to the creation of an innovative mobile application to support a NASA project.

You will collaborate with a talented team of engineers, software developers, and product managers to turn the idea into feature-rich and secured software. 

This application will close in

10-20 hours per week (flexible schedule) 
Mandatory one-hour weekly team meetings every Monday at 7 pm CT


3-5 Months – Starts immediately


Volunteering (Unpaid)

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  • Design and develop embedded Linux systems using Wind River Linux and VxWorks
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement a complex and ultra-secured network infrastructure
  • Monitor and troubleshoot server performance issues, including analyzing data traffic patterns and optimizing network configurations
  • Configure and manage WR Linux servers, routers, switches, firewalls, and other network devices
  • Upgrade and patch servers to ensure security compliance and optimal performance
  • Provide technical support and resolve server-related issues for internal and external stakeholders (NASA)
  • Interpret project requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Write clean and maintainable code, following industry best practices and coding standards, including the “The Power of 10” NASA coding rules
  • Implement top-notch military-level security protocols and technologies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of user data and sessions
  • Conduct thorough testing to identify and resolve any bugs or issues
  • Provide support during the review process
  • Evaluate and integrate new tools and frameworks to improve productivity and efficiency

Must Have

  • Proven experience in embedded software development using Wind River Linux and VxWorks
  • Strong proficiency in C/C++ programming languages
  • Experience with Yocto Project and build systems
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel and device drivers
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems (RTOS) and real-time scheduling concepts
  • Strong understanding of server security principles and best practices 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment  
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders  
  • Ability to start immediately 
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check  
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (must be able to verify)  

Nice to have

  • Experience in Jira, Confluence, and Lucid Chart is a plus
  • A college degree in a relevant field is a plus
  • Valid industry certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA, CompTIA Network+, Server+, and Security are a plus
  • Knowledge of network protocols, equipment, and technologies such as TCP/IP, Wireless WAN, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VPN, etc is a plus
  • Strong understanding of network security principles and best practices is a plus

What navXcom Offers

At navXcom, we're pioneering the future of communication and navigation systems for the Moon and Mars, offering an unparalleled opportunity to be at the forefront of space exploration. Join us at navXcom and embark on an exhilarating journey that transcends boundaries, propelling humanity towards a future among the stars. Here's why joining our team in these early stages is an extraordinary chance:

Elevated Career Trajectory

You'll have the opportunity to secure high-level, high-paying roles with exceptional benefits as we grow. This is your chance to be a key player in shaping the future of space technology.

Contribute to NASA Projects

Your work directly supports a NASA project, allowing you to be part of something truly impactful and globally recognized.  

Internship Opportunity 

If you're an experienced student experienced student, this role can be structured as an internship, allowing you to gain valuable hands-on experience in mobile app development while earning academic credit. We're committed to supporting your professional growth and providing mentorship throughout your internship journey.

Shape Humanity's Future

By joining us, you'll be contributing to projects that aim to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon and, ultimately, on Mars. Help pave the way for humanity to become a multi-planetary species and leave an indelible mark on history.

Leverage Your Expertise

Whether you're a seasoned professional or transitioning to the space industry, your unique skills and experiences are valued here. Showcase your talents and make a significant impact on groundbreaking projects.  

Expand Your Expertise

Gain invaluable knowledge in space systems development while earning a certificate of completion. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We value diversity and inclusion in our workforce and strive to create a supportive and respectful environment where all employees can thrive.  
  • We adhere to a strict policy of nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and termination. Our hiring decisions are based solely on merit, qualifications, and job-related criteria, ensuring fairness and equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.  
  • We actively encourage and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and demographics, including those from underrepresented groups. By fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, we believe we can better serve our mission and achieve our goals as an organization.  
  • If you require any accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability or special need, please let us know, and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.  
  • Join us in our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and together, we can create a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best.