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Ground Software Engineer (Satellite)

Outpost Space

Santa Monica, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Data Intelligence
  • Post Date: 11/20/2023
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  • Company Address: , Los Angeles, CA

About Outpost Space

Outpost is the sustainable space company. We enable precision Earth Return of satellites and orbital payload missions.

Job Description

Join the mission to make Earth a sustainable home forever. 
We see a future where space is the gateway to a more resilient and sustainable Earth.​ Outpost is the sustainable space company. Outpost is creating the world's first commercial reusable satellites that will come back to earth after mission completion and then get refurbished for the next mission, reducing future space debris and contributing to the long term sustainability of human life in space while making the cost of a satellite mission up to 80% cheaper and 100% cleaner. 
We enable precision Earth Return of satellites and orbital payloads. We believe that our future in space must be built with sustainability at its core and that efficient, precise Earth Return is essential for the development of new industries in space and the improvement of life on Earth. 
Outpost allows companies to iterate on technical developments in space and ensure mission success. If you believe that the advancement into space will create a better planet Earth for all living beings and have the background to support it, then we want to hear from you.
Who you are: 
You are a software engineer with knowledge of software architecture practices and hands-on experience in integration and deployment of complex, networked software systems 
You enjoy team collaboration and are an effective communicator with the ability to operate independently.  
Responsible for: 
The specification, design, and build out of Outpost’s Ground Data Systems
Interfacing with Outpost’s ground network to parse, route, and display telemetry to mission controllers
Build high-performing command interfaces for mission-critical operations.
Build up telemetry analysis tools for quick spacecraft anomaly resolution and state of health assessment.
Develop satellite operations tools and automation to perform a variety of on-orbit and ground procedures.
Build efficient and reliable backend software to manage command and telemetry pathways.
Collaborate with the team to define ground software requirements and plan system architecture. 
5+ years of experience
Degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, aerospace, or related field.
Proficient in database technologies
Proficiency in C++
Experience with Linux OS, command-line interface tools, Python or other scripting language, AWS or other similar cloud tooling
Be located in (or willing to relocate to) Los Angeles, CA.
A plus!
Experience in a complex system lifecycle including requirements, verification, validation, etc
Experience with aerospace and/or RF communication systems
Information/network security experience
Passion for space/innovation
$130,000 - $150,000, based on experience
Annual Performance-Based Bonuses
Medical, Dental and Vision
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Unlimited PTO
Paid Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave, and Family Leave
401k with Company match
You must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or protected individual as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15, or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Outpost Space we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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