ūüĎ∑ Hardware and Infrastructure Engineer, Direct Access Services

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Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour. 

At Capella you‚Äôll¬†work¬†in a collaborative team environment, alongside¬†smart¬†people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed‚ÄĒwe‚Äôre looking for people excited about¬†tackling¬†seemingly impossible¬†challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.¬†

 Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger. 

We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply! 


Capella is seeking a Hardware/Infrastructure Engineer to join our Direct Access Services team. Capella's Direct Access Services will support a diverse set of customers around the globe with a variety of missions including satellite downlink, SAR Image Processing, and Analytics Processing. 

As a Hardware/Infrastructure Engineer you will work cross-functionally with the Direct Access Services, Space Operations, Ground System Software, DevOps, and IT/Security teams to build the hardware and infrastructure required for customer delivery projects. 

You will be responsible for the data center hardware and infrastructure platform delivered to the customer site including determining hardware sizing and specifications, working with vendors to procure hardware, building out virtualized environments, network design, firewall configuration, storage configuration, implementing security controls, and enabling remote support of hardware systems. The position is available in San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with remote, on-premises data center environments¬†

  • Linux Administration experience¬†

  • Virtualization (VMWare,¬†Vcenter,¬†ESXi, etc.) experience¬†

  • Experience deploying containerized services (Docker) within remote, on-premises environments¬†

  • Familiar with IT System administration¬†¬†

  • Experience building out systems compliant with Cyber Security standards (CMMC L3 or higher, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, etc.)¬†

  • Experience designing and configuring networks for remote, on-premises environments¬†

  • Experience configuring and maintaining firewalls¬†

  • Experience configuring and maintaining Storage Systems¬†

  • History working with¬†with¬†infrastructure technologies (Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes,¬†ElasticSearch, Redis,¬†InfluxDB, MongoDB, Grafana, Prometheus, etc.)¬†

Ideal Qualifications: 

  • Previous satellite ground station experience¬†
  • Previous security clearance or ability to obtain a security clearance.¬†

Required Qualifications: 

  • This position requires special access to conduct the work and requires the selected candidate to be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.¬†

  • This position will require international travel.¬†Occasional extended periods abroad required.¬†


In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance¬†¬†
  • Short and Long Term¬†Disability and Life Insurance¬†
  • 401(k) plan¬†
  • Flexible vacation policy¬†¬†
  • Gourmet-style, daily lunch¬†
  • Weekly Capella community events¬†
  • Equity¬†
  • Commuter benefits including Transit Flex Spending and¬†baywheels¬†membership¬†
  • Dog-friendly work environment (SF)
Capella Space

Capella Space

United States, San Francisco, CA or Boulder,CO

Posted 3 months ago