Backend Engineer

Golden, CO / San Francisco
Ground Products – Ground Software /
Full time /
Wanna join the adventure?

If you’re looking for a role that combines Backend development, satellites, and space infrastructure, you’ve knocked on the right door.

We are looking for a talented Backend Engineer to join our Ground Products team and help build cutting-edge space infrastructure. Your work will play a critical role in automating processes and ensuring our satellites are always ready to fly. In this role, you will:
- work with peers within Ground along with Flight and Space Operations counterparts to iterate on new features to automate hardware testing and software integration.
- link tests to mission requirements, ensuring comprehensive coverage and "test as you fly" reliability.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on innovative technology, helping build modern automated space infrastructure where software is the centerpiece. You will develop our future tools and systems but also work on real-time issues on live missions, helping to solve problems as they occur.

Join us in making space simple for our customers by abstracting complexities and accelerating their path to orbit. Your contributions will help streamline and revolutionize their journey to space.

The stack we are using: Python3, Django, GraphQL, GitlabCI, Kubernetes, GCP.

*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:

    • Work on in-orbit and soon-to-launch missions
    • Automate and streamline the testing process of our missions to allow our space infrastructure to scale
    • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale space infrastructure.
    • Design solutions to best support our users

    • Be a team player:
    • Play an active role in selecting new technologies for the team
    • Work closely with the Flight and Integration teams based in Toulouse, Golden, and San Francisco
    • Be involved in our team growth to build a talented, diverse, and inclusive team (coding challenge, technical screening, meetups/events).

Must Haves:

    • Python
    • Docker
    • API design
    • Version control (git) and CI frameworks (GitLab CI, Jenkins, Travis CI, …)
    • Web development backend frameworks experience
    • Curiosity and a problem-solver mindset

Some Of Our Awesome Benefits:

    • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance option for employees and dependents
    • Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts offered with an employer contribution to the HSA
    • 100% employer paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability insurance
    • Flexible Time Off policy for vacation and sick leave, and 12 paid holidays
    • 401(k) plan and equity options
    • Daily catered lunches and snacks
    • International exposure to our team in France
    • Fully paid parental leave; 14 weeks for primary caregiver and 10 weeks for secondary caregiver
    • Carrot Fertility provides comprehensive, inclusive fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits with financial support
    • Off-sites and many social events and celebrations
    • Relocation assistance when applicable
$110,500 - $165,000 a year
State law requires us to tell you the base compensation range for this role, which is $110,500- $165,000 per year which is determined by your location, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  The salary range for this role is intentionally wide as we evaluate individuals based on their unique experience and abilities to fit our needs. Most importantly, we are excited to meet you, and see if you are a great fit for our team. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy.
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.