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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 DevOps 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. You will be interacting daily with systems engineers, testers, project managers, hardware/infrastructure engineers, ground system software engineers, space operations engineers, and IT/security to build the processes and pipelines for Direct Access Services. 

 You’re an independent problem-solver that seeks out ways to make our systems better, learns best-practices, and wants to help support our cloud-based services and infrastructure and enable them to run in an on-premises environment. You will help create infrastructure as code to build out on-premises hardware, CI/CD pipelines, Kubernetes clusters, automated deployment systems, and train other engineers in how to use and understand what you’re making. 

 We touch a wide variety of technologies on a daily basis. Here's a list of some that you would likely end up interacting with at some point: Docker, Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes, ElasticSearch, Redis, InfluxDB, MongoDB, Grafana, Prometheus, and more. If you have a solid background in software architecture/engineering and are familiar with the tools we use, we’d like to meet you. The position is available in San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO. 

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • Strong AWS service experience. Especially with EC2, networking and security, S3, and Elastic Load Balancing.¬†
  • Experience developing and deploying services in remote,¬†on-premise¬†data center environments.¬†
  • Experience working with containers (Docker) and deploying containerized services¬†
  • Experience setting up and deploying a CI/CD workflow (Gitlab/Github)¬†
  • Enjoy¬†teaching team members about DevOps practices.¬†
  • Ansible¬†and/or¬†Kubernetes container¬†deployment¬†and orchestration¬†infrastructure.¬†
  • Knowledge of scripting (Python, Bash,¬†etc).¬†
  • Work¬†in a collaborative team environment to build¬†out complex, interconnected systems at the forefront of the space industry.¬†¬†

Ideal Qualifications: 

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

Capella Space

United States, San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO

Posted 2 months ago