Cosmic AES Job Openings

Linux Progammer

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nation’s toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is seeking a Linux Programmer in support of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SY). SMC/SY equips the joint warfighter with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. The directorate executes cradle to grave responsibility for weapon system development, fielding and sustainment.  The candidate will support Rapid Reaction Branch located in Colorado Springs, CO.   The successful candidate must be highly competent in Linux environments, extremely comfortable in C and Bash and be able to work with a rapidly moving baseline. Networking experience is a plus.

Job Duties 

  • Operating System Engineer

  • Build/update Linux distribution drivers, kernel, COTS, GOTS

  • Interact with technical team members from multiple organizations in a team environment

  • Provide engineering level documentation to enable testing and reporting

  • This position will require overnight travel up to 10% of the time

  • Trip durations may range from overnight to several weeks

Required Qualifications :

  • US Citizens only

  • An active TS/SCI Clearance

  • 5 years experience building Linux/Unix Systems

  • 5 years experience with C

  • Strong programming skills

  • Unix/Linux kernel development – deep understanding of the kernel build process and file structure

  • High degree of competence in C, Bash and Python

  • Linux embedded system, driver design and module creation

  • Ability to build and maintain virtual machines

  • Demonstrated ability to shift from one project to another in an agile work environment

  • Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interaction and presentations

  • Ability to capture technical approaches, designs, block diagrams, algorithms and implementations in written and graphical form

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to understand low level network stacks

  • Understand 7 layer OSI model

  • High degree of competence with Wireshark

  • Understand the spiral development process

  • Experience with cloud computing and remote systems (REST Architecture)

  • Strong motivation to expand knowledge and skills

  • Ability to approach classical problems with new ideas and innovation

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at:

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