Hardware/Software Integration Intern

Golden, CO /
Engineering – Software Integration /
/ On-site
Wanna Join the Adventure?

We are now actively looking for a Hardware / Software Integration Intern for Summer 2023 to join our Integration team and help us build the technology to drive success of our future missions. 🛰️ 🛰️ 🛰️ You will take part in designing and building Loft's integration and test platform for customers, based at our Golden, CO location.

You will help us scale our platform from a Minimum Viable Product to the next full release, to the benefit of Loft and our customers. You will sit between the spacecraft and all the other teams. This will be an opportunity to have an impact ensuring that every element of our satellites, be it hardware or software, works without any bugs.

On a day to day basis, you will be helping with:

- Designing and implementing software and hardware features for upcoming product releases
- Managing Loft’s customer integration and test platform life cycle
- Assembling, integrating, and testing of our customer integration and test platform
- Learning about and supporting satellite on-orbit operations 🛰️

We are looking to hire an intern at our Golden, CO office.

Applications will be open until February 24th, 2023! We will notify candidates with decisions to move to the next stage on February 27th, 2023.

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”.

About This Role:

    • You will develop, implement, and deploy features on our integration and test platforms, such a sufficient self-test (software and/or hardware) and a lifecycle management framework
    • Break down large tasks into incremental ones that deliver value quickly
    • Assemble, integrate, and test Loft customer integration and testing platform products for deployment to customers
    • Learn about, shadow, and support satellite operations
    • Work with internal stakeholders to understand and complete assignments
    • Finish internship by presenting internship recap to teammates

Must Haves:

    • Class or real-world programming experience
    • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, team-centric environment
    • Experience working with Linux systems
    • Experience developing in Python
    • Able to work at our office in Golden, CO during Summer 2023

Nice to Haves:

    • Current enrollment as a upcoming senior, grad student, or junior for Fall 2023 in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar
    • Interest in or experience working at a start-up or in the space industry
    • Experience in team-based, product-centric environments
    • Experience with Git
    • Experience using Jupyter Notebooks
    • Experience using and/or writing RESTful APIs
    • Understanding of how to create, configure, and manage containers, preferably using Docker
    • Experience working hands-on with electronic and/or mechanical hardware
Who We Are

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.

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.

With 3 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.

As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.