CEM Student Assistant Satellite Software Engineer

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Other, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

Are you a student with experience in Satellite Software? The Institute of Northern Engineering is looking for an undergrad student to support the development of flight software for the Communications CubeSat Platform, a funded Air Force Research Lab University Nanosat Program project.


Satellite Software Engineer Undergrad student needed to support the development of flight software for the Communications CubeSat Platform, a funded Air Force Research Lab University Nanosat Program project.


Working knowledge of C programming language and Git. Ability to work on a team, develop design documents, and communicate progress to others. Ability to explain computer science topics to non-computer science majors. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office tools (Work, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with microcontroller programming and interfacing, use of I2C, SPI, UART protocols, GitLab, Python, Ruby, and Linux.


Ability to develop software to meet specific requirements. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with multiple tasks.


Must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits, with minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three references with your application. Include on your resume a link to a primarily self-authored Git-based project with a short one sentence description of the project. 

Please apply by November 15, 2020 at 11:55pm to ensure consideration. Review of applications will begin on November 16.  This position will remain open until filled.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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