Astranis

The next generation of internet satellites.

Ground Software Engineer at Astranis

Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.

We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $350 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career. Just check out our Glassdoor reviews to see what our team has to say about working at Astranis.

Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

Ground Software Engineer

As a Ground Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the software that will enable us to safely and reliably operate the spacecraft from the ground. The tools you build will be used by satellite operators to fly the spacecraft! 

Role:

  • Design, build, and implement our ground software system for GEOSat-1
  • Work closely with our operations and satellite teams to build command interfaces and telemetry screens that enable safe, efficient, and elegant command and control of our satellite throughout its mission
  • Design high-performance, reliable, mission-critical software that sends commands to space!
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define software requirements, architectures, and designs
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.

Requirements:

  • Experience with C/C++, Python, or other high-level object-oriented programming language(s)
  • High competency with JavaScript (React, Angular, or similar framework)
  • Experience with system level architecture and big data design, and SQL databases in particular
  • Cloud development using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus:

  • Experience developing proprietary/commercial or open source satellite operations software (e.g., COSMOS, Major Tom)
  • Experience in satellite operations
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, and Docker
  • Experience with NoSQL databases

U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required

(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))

 

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Why you should join Astranis

U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED (Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021.

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.