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Senior Software Engineer, Ground Software

Capella Space

Capella Space

Software Engineering
Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Capella Space stands at the forefront of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite technology and signal intelligence. We provide customers in governments, academia, and commercial sectors with reliable information that enables unparalleled understanding of the world. Our mission is centered on delivering timely and reliable Earth imagery, supporting diverse applications in defense & intelligence, disaster response, energy, environmental monitoring and more. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Capella Space designs, manufactures and operates an advanced constellation of SAR imaging satellites. Our market-leading SAR satellites are complemented by an unmatched data infrastructure and automated ordering and delivery platform for fast, reliable insights where and when customers need it most.

Recognized for our technological prowess, Capella Space was honored as one of the 10 most innovative companies in Space in 2023 by FASTCOMPANY. Capella Space is an internationally trusted Earth Observation data provider, working closely with the U.S. Space Systems Command, U.S. Space Force, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, the Canadian Government and more to make unclassified, high-resolution SAR data more accessible.

What Makes Capella Unique?

Capella Space is a highly collaborative team environment, providing an opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the space industry, though no prior space experience is needed. We’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success. Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it - regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We encourage you to bring your unique perspective to help make us stronger, including applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design and develop distributed systems to support satellite operations.
  • Collaborate with teams to define system requirements and architecture.
  • Implement software solutions to enable efficient data processing and transmission.
  • Optimize system performance and reliability.
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex distributed systems.
  • Ensure software meets quality and security standards.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices and coding standards.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality software solutions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in software development with a focus on distributed systems.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Rust, Java or C++
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with cloud-based distributed systems and microservices (e.g., AWS, Azure).
    • Lambda
    • S3
    • EKS
    • SQS
  • Strong understanding of networking protocols and distributed computing concepts.
  • Knowledge of data storage and processing technologies
    • SQL
    • MongoDB
    • InfluxDB
    • Kafka,
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration platforms (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git)., gitlab and CI/CD pipeline
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Capella Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Compensation

The annual salary range for this role as it is posted is $154,200 - $204,380. The final job level and annual salary will be determined based on the education, qualification, knowledge, skills, ability, and experience of the final candidate(s), specific office location and calibrated against relevant market data and internal team equity. Benefits listed in this posting may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Capella Space.

Benefits/Perks

In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative, collaborative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:

  • We offer up to 100% paid medical coverage, with robust vision and dental plans, comprehensive flexible spending accounts, and supplemental health plans
  • Equity
  • 401K Plan to invest in your long-term retirement planning
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
  • Commuter & Parking Benefits
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • Daily provided lunches and stocked kitchens.
  • Furry friends? We’ve got you covered with dog-friendly work environment & them with pet insurance options

Equal Opportunity Statement

Capella Space is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and upholding equitable hiring practices.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you need assistance or require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify recruiting@capellaspace.com

To learn more about us, explore our site: https://www.capellaspace.com/ and follow us on X and LinkedIn to see our SAR imagery!