Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

El Segundo, California
Engineering – Application Software /
Full-time /
ABL Space Systems is driven by the vision that in ten years, missions to space will launch every day from around the world. We’ve set out to assure global access to space through the development of a low-cost launch vehicle and a modular ground system, RS1 and GS0. 
Behind our business model is an exceptional team. Engineers, technicians and operators at ABL thrive on creating simple yet effective systems to tackle the challenge that space launch presents.  
Launch is just the beginning. Join ABL in paving the way for the next-generation space platform.

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Software at ABL is a bit different than at large corporations. Our engineers don't write programs to process payroll; they build tools that control mission critical operations and data flows.

ABL's Senior Full Stack Software Engineers build applications and tools that synthesize diverse streams of inputs — orbital parameters, flight sensor data, manufacturing workflows, supply chain lead times, and financial projections, to name a few. This software forms a rock-solid technological foundation for world-class launch vehicle engineering and production.  Other products enable high reliability, real-time control of test and launch systems. In this role, the engineer  will facilitate the full end-to-end spectrum of tasks involved in building and launching rockets. 


    • Build effective, user-friendly web applications that power core ABL business functions, such as robust and streamlined manufacturing processes, launch procedures, supply chain management, mission design and trajectory analysis, and other vital operations
    • Remain grounded by digging in with hardware, production, test and launch engineers to gain an understanding of launch vehicle processes
    • Own projects from initial concept through development, release, maintenance, and continual improvement
    • Quickly explore and prototype solutions in a variety of domains, while also investing in a high-quality, maintainable base architecture and core feature-set
    • Develop and clearly communicate plans, roadmaps, designs, and architectures in the midst of complex, evolving constraints
    • Identify and manage risks that may affect the successful delivery of features
    • Provide technical leadership and thoughtful mentorship to peers
    • Proactively remove obstacles that stand in the way of engineering productivity
    • Work closely with colleagues across the company to ensure that the software is meaningfully serving ABL's long-term goals


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, physics, engineering, or similar
    • 6+ years of professional experience building software for the web


    • Experience as a technical leader in a team environment
    • Expertise across the web stack — interactive client-side applications, backend servers, databases, and infrastructure & tooling
    • Experience developing reliable, maintainable, and performant web applications
    • Experience with all forms of software testing required for high reliability applications, including unit testing, integration testing, and end-to-end testing
    • Expertise in Typescript, React, or other modern JavaScript frameworks
    • Expertise in Go and/or Python frameworks like Flask, Django, or similar
    • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
    • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure, Linux environments, and DevOps technologies and practices
    • Demonstrated success building and launching substantial software projects
    • Hardware experience or willingness to have some hardware involvement. It is important for the Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to remain grounded to the systems their applications are serving.
    • Demonstrated ability to own software projects from architecture through shipping
    • Able to quickly evaluate, learn, and apply new technologies as appropriate
    • Strong focus on the end-user and business problems, understanding that custom-built software is simply one possible tool for solving problems
$155,000 - $210,000 a year
This is the lowest to highest compensation range we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the compensation range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs. 
In addition to salary and equity, we offer:
- Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Company paid life insurance and LTD coverage
- 4% 401k match
- Student loan repayment assistance program 
- Paid parental leave
- Family planning assistance program
- Company paid financial wellness program
- Flexible vacation policy for exempt employees
- Relocation bonus offered to qualified candidates 

ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status) is a required qualification for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.