Celestron, the world’s leading telescope company, is seeking a Software Engineer to add to its in-house Product Development department. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on exciting consumer products. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Actively collaborate with a tight-knit team of experienced and dedicated engineers to help define and develop new product ideas into successful products.
  • Create and maintain software supporting Celestron’s line of computerized mounts and accessories. Field testing and debugging of various electro-mechanical systems.
  • Work with both bare-metal embedded systems as well as embedded Linux systems
  • Work on Android, iOS, and PC applications for controlling telescopes and accessories
  • Create and maintain clear documentation for developed software, associated tests, and test procedures. Maintain accurate records of software releases.
  • Stay abreast of developing software technologies.
  • Assist Tech Support and Repair teams with challenging cases.
  • Monitor trends in amateur astronomy.  Assist in supporting software beta testers.
  • Use an understanding of the specific needs of our end users, to propose and develop new products and functionality.

Job Requirements: 

  • B.S. in science/technology.
  • 1-3 years programming experience.
  • Proficiency in one or more high level programming languages (C#, Java, Swift etc) with a focus on user application development.
  • Experience creating and maintaining user applications including user interfaces and backend functionality.
  • Experience with C / C++ programming.
  • Willingness to collaborate with other programmers using agreed upon interfaces, style sheets, project outlines, code review and version control systems.
  • Self-starter – the initiative to overcome challenges individually when needed.

Useful Experience: 

  • Structured, object-oriented programming, design patterns.
  • Unit testing
  • Version control systems (SVN, Git)
  • Experience with mobile app development
  • Experience with UI design

Added value: 

  • Amateur astronomy
  • Motor control system implementations
  • Embedded Linux
  • Controlling peripheral hardware at the register level
  • Electrical Engineering skills
  • RTOS

Working Conditions: 

An open office environment with an electronics lab area. Some field testing takes place at night in an on-site observatory.  Occasional travel for trade shows and meetings.  Working from home is required during the pandemic. 


A competitive medical benefits package as well as a 401k plan is offered. 

 Please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to