Web App Developer - Satellite Operations at Spire Global
Boulder, CO, US

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

At Spire, the Space Operations Software team is responsible for preparing for this growth using software to automate mission management, improve telemetry monitoring, monitor ground station activity, and provide the tools needed to analyze constellation performance.

Responsibilities of your role:

As a Space Operations Software Engineer, you will be working with a small team in an agile environment. You will be working on systems and tools that improve the efficiency of the satellite fleet. Some specific areas include:

  • Build applications for visualizing and analyzing satellite telemetry
  • Build applications for monitoring ground station and satellite status and control satellite operations.
  • Develop software to provide automatic fault detection, isolation, and recovery operations for the spacecraft.

Candidates should have experience implementing systems using Python, including integrating with a diverse set of data stores and cloud services. They will need to interface with the satellite operations and ground station teams to adapt user needs into system requirements and have the experience to collaborate and iterate on the resultant projects.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience coding with Python
  • Expertise with system and web application development with Python
  • Familiarity with data visualization Python libraries
  • Familiarity with Linux, including Bash scripting and basic system administration
  • Familiarity with Javascript development and at least one Javascript framework
  • Proficiency using and developing Docker containers for development and production environments

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience with Django
  • Knowledge of the HTTP stack and general networking technology (TCP, UDP, IP, routing, etc)
  • Experience implementing monitoring and alerting system using systems like Grafana, Prometheus, or Nagios
  • Familiarity with data backends like S3, RDS, Postgres, Redis, and Elasticsearch
  • Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform and Ansible