Backend Engineer (Senior)

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The fastest path to space

At Loft Orbital, we have just successfully launched our first two satellites that we fly and operate ourselves. We are now actively looking for backend engineers to join and help us build the next missions and the apps to test and pilot our spacecraft! 🛰️🛰️🛰️
We are based in San Francisco (California), Golden (Colorado) and Toulouse (France), and will consider remote positions.

About Loft Orbital

We build “shareable” satellites to make access to space much faster and easier. This means that we embark multiple customers on the same satellite, for example to take pictures, support IoT connectivity, act as blockchain nodes, etc… This service is powered by our hardware and software products that enable any payload to fly on a standard satellite, reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operate their payload and collect their data.

What’s also special about Loft is that our devs get a satellite pilot training and certification. We believe to achieve the best, we need to eat our own dogfood. So when ready, you will be given the change to play a role in satellite operations. We call this – brace yourself – being a “SatDevOps” !!! It’s pretty unique, especially when you finally get to take your very first own picture of Earth from space!

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++

There is a good chance you will love this job if this talks to you :

  • You are a relentless problem solver
  • Advanced knowledge of Python
  • Comfortable with Docker
  • Distributed systems experience
  • Fluency in professional English
  • You are proactive in taking ownership of tasks and take them to completion

Bonus points if you have the following competencies :

  • 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

Tagged as: Kubernetes, C++, django, graphql, CUE, python, Docker

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