Site Reliability Engineer

Company Details

Mapping satellites and space debris in low Earth orbit

When you join LeoLabs, you’ll be part of the team that is building the navigation infrastructure for space. Your day to day work will directly apply to securing and protecting low Earth orbit, benefitting many industries and generations to come.

Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, LeoLabs is a fast growing company serving commercial space ventures and newly-formed space agencies from every corner of the globe. We deliver real-time, data-driven insights as a service, built on top of our expanding network of ground-based, phased array radars.

Leolabs is looking for a smart, energetic SRE Engineer who can contribute and build a successful career in SRE while learning very exciting and unique technologies.


In collaboration with the rest of the SRE team, the candidate is expected to:

  • Build, manage, and scale LeoLabs cloud infrastructure.
  • Develop, deploy, and manage systems to monitor the platform for reliability, availability, and performance.
  • Provide material support to other teams in their use of the infrastructure, build and deploy pipelines, and ongoing development activities.
  • Automate mundane tasks to allow the developers to focus on feature development.
  • Use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, to manage, build, and dismantle infrastructure as needed.
  • Respond to production alarms, participate in root cause analysis, and plan for defensive remedies.
  • Maintain a vigilant attitude toward security, always striving to strengthen LeoLabs security posture.
  • Have genuine empathy for the customers and the development teams.


The successful candidate is expected to meet some of the following:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical fields. An IT professional with good coding skills and aptitude for building an SRE career will also be considered.
  • Have some software development or coding experience in any of the following: Python, Golang, Bash scripting, C/C++, JavaScript.
  • 1-2 years professional experience in software development, QA, systems engineering, or network engineering.
  • Good working knowledge of Linux, cloud environments,  command line tools or scripting is a big plus.
  • Exposure to databases, big data, version control systems will be helpful.
  • Familiarity with modern internet applications and/or some SaaS technologies is also desired.

Desirable Skills:

  • Terraform , AWS , Docker, Kubernetes, SSL/SSH/openSSL, github.


We work in a highly collaborative multidisciplinary team, with world class experts in astrodynamics, radar, data science, and software as a service. Our challenges are unique and diverse, so you should thrive on stepping into uncharted territory. Our team members are honest, humble, and driven by data. We live by principle, keep our word, and move with a sense of urgency. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you

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