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Full Stack Software Engineer

About Us

LeoLabs is the world’s leading commercial provider of low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) services. LeoLabs was founded in 2016 as a venture-funded spinout of Silicon Valley research pioneer, SRI International, by scientists and space industry veterans committed to securing Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LeoLabs is built on 30+ years of R&D in radar systems and satellite tracking algorithms. The team is rapidly expanding its global radar network and data services platform to help satellite operators deploy their services safely and to empower governmental space agencies with detailed visibility into the LEO ecosystem. As commercial space ventures and newly-formed space agencies from every corner of the globe compete for their place in the second space race, LeoLabs is here to address a new generation of risks and opportunities to preserve LEO for future generations.

The Opportunity 

Join LeoLabs as a Full Stack Software Engineer and be part of a team that builds and operates systems delivering Space Domain Awareness data and products globally. You'll collaborate with our data science, radar hardware, and product teams in developing applications for the space industry. This role is ideal for those with a solid background in data-heavy, distributed cloud applications, eager to learn and contribute in a dynamic environment. 

Qualifications 

• B.S., M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience

• 6+ years of experience with Python, Java, Go, or other high-level languages in a SaaS platform

• Proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React for front-end development

• Experience building and consuming RESTful web services

• Familiar with event-driven systems and messaging

• Experience in architecting and scaling full-stack or distributed backend systems

• Skilled in AWS cloud environment

• Knowledgeable in databases like Postgres, MySQL

• Deep understanding of software development practices, agile methodologies, security, documentation, and observability

Preferred Qualifications 

• Experience with cloud deployment technologies like Kubernetes, Docker containers

• Agile and test-driven development methodologies

• Experience in designing, building, and maintaining large-scale data pipelines

• Background in Math/Physics or Orbital Mechanics is beneficial

• Basic knowledge of WebGL, GLSL, and Three.js is a plus

Timeline for Integration and Contribution 

Within 1 Month, you’ll: 

• Complete our onboarding program

• Quickly integrate with the team and start contributing to key projects

• Begin hands-on work with our engineering stack and understand our tech architecture

• Start contributing to the development and maintenance of core features

Within 3 Months, you’ll: 

• Have a good grasp of satellite dynamics and industry-specific terms

• Independently handle significant code contributions and feature enhancements

• Collaborate closely with team members on solving challenging problems

• Be actively involved in the planning and execution of project milestones

• Start to lead certain aspects of the project and mentor junior team members

Within 6 Months, you’ll: 

• Play a pivotal role in scaling and enhancing our systems and applications 

• Have ownership of multiple key components of our platform

• Contribute to strategic discussions on future technology and product roadmaps

Within 12 Months, You’ll: 

• Be recognized as a key technical leader within the team, driving significant projects and initiatives

• Have a substantial impact on the direction and success of our technology and products

• Mentor and guide other team members, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation 

• Contribute to strategic decisions and long-term planning for the team and technology

 Salary offers are based on a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, experience, skills, and location. The base salary range for this position $150,000 - 175,000

ITAR REQUIREMENTS

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. More information regarding ITAR can be found at DDTC’s website here.

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