Platform Operations Engineer

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Platform Operations Engineer

About Us:

BlackSky is a geospatial intelligence solutions provider that enables organizations to task, collect, and transform data from earth observation, global sensor networks, mobile devices, and social media to deliver on-demand insights about places, events, and assets that are critical to their operations. BlackSky provides satellite collection, data, and cloud-based processing and analytic solutions to organizations that are capitalizing on the exponential growth of a wide range of sensor and collection platforms for delivering the next generation of geo-intelligence and location intelligence solutions. BlackSky has extensive expertise and capabilities in commercial remote sensing, multi-source analytics, cloud computing, open source software development, Amazon Web Services, and big data geospatial analytics. BlackSky is operating and deploying a constellation of high-resolution imaging spacecraft to image the planet in near real time.

BlackSky is operating and deploying a constellation of high resolution imaging spacecraft to image the planet in near real time. Our business is rapidly expanding and we require experienced, creative, energetic leaders to drive mission execution and success. We require exceptional individuals who desire to work in a fast paced, highly technical environment.  Candidates must be self-motivated and demonstrate personal commitment and dedication to leading others to successful project completion.

Here at BlackSky, we are building the premier global intelligence platform. Our Platform delivers timely, relevant, and actionable information allowing our customers to make swift and informed decisions.

The Platform Operations Engineer's role is to troubleshoot, monitor, integrate, configure, and administer Platform applications. The person in this role participates in the planning and documentation of policies and procedures to ensure system implementation, design, and maintenance is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.

We are NOT a "work hard, play hard" group. We are a "work smart" group, and you can play how you like on your own time. As a young company, we still offer opportunities to work on greenfield projects; maintaining legacy software will require only a small portion of your time.


Monitor and Maintain Platform Systems:

  • Design/implement/integrate additional monitoring tools to ensure continuity of the Platform
  • Perform incident management and response procedures to ensure all incidents are addressed appropriately
  • Configure Platform systems utilizing compliance best practices
  • Create and maintain documentation for applications, processes, and procedures
  • Conduct audits on existing systems by running reports and providing analysis
  • Participate in on-call rotation to respond to critical events

Technical Support and Administration:

  • Manage end user accounts, permissions, and access
  • Anticipate, identify, troubleshoot and mitigate/resolve issues as they arise
  • Integrate and automate platform systems to increase value and adoption
  • Transmit data between platform systems with automated tooling
  • Advise business on new and existing platform systems

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion to solve complex problems.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in engineering operations for commercial software in a production environment; familiarity with agile methodologies, software product and release life cycles, source code and change management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in computer science, engineering, or related technical field.
  • Experience with scalable cloud-based systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Python/Java/JavaScript experience.
  • Experience working with databases (ie. MongoDB, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch).
  • Experience working with geospatial products.

BlackSky is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


United States, Herndon, VA

Posted 2 months ago

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