Odyssey Space Research

About the Opportunity: 

Odyssey Space Research, LLC has an opportunity for a full-time experienced Senior Software Application Engineer to support our continued growth in the Houston, TX (and Boulder, CO) area. For more than 20 years Odyssey has tackled complex problems by providing innovative engineering and software solutions to advance space exploration – and had fun doing it. We foster a collaborative culture with a relaxed work environment where happy employees produce exceptional outcomes. Being a part of Odyssey Space Research means being part of a team of highly skilled professionals in fields such as aerospace engineering, software, mathematics, and physics, who create innovative products and solutions to advance space exploration. Our goal is to provide you with challenging work in a fun environment. Visit us at https://www.odysseysr.com/ 

Odyssey’s STAGE™ ecosystem is a modular set of tools, simulations, and infrastructure that enables automated, repeatable, and reliable integrated flight software development and testing across software and hardware environments. It works seamlessly with our ENCORE™ Framework for Commercial Class A development but can be tailored to work with nearly any flight software framework, including cFS, Simulink, or custom solutions. 

As a senior software application engineer on the STAGE™ development team, you will be responsible for architecting, implementing, and testing an integrated testing and software verification environment.  As a key contributor on a small team, you will be part of shaping the future of Odyssey’s products.  You will engage with other driven and talented Odyssey software and hardware engineers to design and implement a variety of software applications and tools to enable and support Odyssey’s Commercial Class A software suite.   

Aerospace experience is not required, this role only require software engineering and testing skills to be successful. 


  • Take full ownership of application life cycles 
  • Architect, implement, and test various functionalities in STAGE
  • Deliver production-ready code against aggressive timelines 
  • Develop interdisciplinary software solutions and tools to optimize engineering time and eliminate redundancies 
  • Develop modular and reusable automation software in Python and similar languages for engineering design and verification 
  • Roll out software releases to customers 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of product development experience with Python and similar languages 
  • Ability to architect, implement, and test code 
  • Deep understanding of and experience with software testing and verification  
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills 
  • Excellent problem solving ability 


Experience with one or more are desired: 

  • Successful product deployment track record 
  • Experience with DevOps and test automation 
  • Experience with agile software development process 
  • Experience with safety critical software testing and verification 
  • Experience with engineering data processing 
  • Fluent in Linux bash shell scripting 
  • Deep understanding of user experience design principals and ability to add to design 
  • Experience with software interface development 

Salary Range:

$70k – $150k