Backend Engineer

Company Details

Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.

What We Do
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end – significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
With 2 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
Wanna join the adventure?
Our ground software team has talented individual contributors both in Europe and in the US. We need talents that have experienced a project done at scale and master best practices. We are looking for engineers to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the team so we can scale and grow further.
Some technical information about the position
The stack we are using: Python, Django, GraphQL, Kubernetes, Cue, C++
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.  We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

Must Haves:

    • You are a relentless problem solver
    • Advanced knowledge of Python
    • Comfortable with Docker
    • Distributed systems experience
    • Working in Agile teams
    • Fluency in professional English
    • You are proactive in taking ownership of tasks and take them to completion
    • Knowledge of Django
    • API design
    • Database interactions
    • Familiarity with event-based systems, message queues, pub/sub
    • Some experience with Kubernetes
    • Automating large scale machines
    • Experience using cloud platforms
    • Experience in the aerospace industry

Some of Our Awesome Benefits:

    • Comprehensive dental, medical and vision insurance
    • 401(k) plan and equity
    • Daily catered lunches
    • Cross office travel opportunities between San Francisco, Colorado, and Toulouse, France
    • Generous maternity and paternity leave
    • Off-sites and many happy hours
    • Foreign language classes
    • We offer relocation assistance when applicable
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.

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