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What We Do

Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.

Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.

With 2 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.

Wanna join the adventure?

We're developing the platform that enables our customers to develop software onboard satellites. We need individuals who: have experienced projects done at scale; designed and architected distributed systems; guide, mentor and lead team members.

Our Flight Software team has talented individual contributors both in the US and in Europe from a variety of backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to work together with Product Management and other stakeholders (Mission Leads, Satellite Operators, Ground Software, etc.) to iterate on new features, solve common goals, and ship space missions!

Location: Our preference for this role is for someone to work on-site in our Toulouse office. That being said, we operate as a globally distributed team and realize that sometimes the best candidates can’t realistically relocate.  In select cases & for certain roles, we are open to hiring remotely.

*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.  We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

What You'll Do:

  • Drive innovation on the team with an inclination to experiment and to boldly confront complex problems.
  • Represent Loft Orbital and its values in public communication around broad initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.
  • Interact with customers and other external stakeholders as a consultant and spokesperson for the work of your team.
  • Develop and maintain distributed system across multiple nodes on a variety of embedded platforms that include real-time operating systems (RTOS) and the Linux kernel.
  • Focus on continuous improvement of technology, tools, and processes.

There is a good chance you’ll love this job if you have:

  • Experience building and debugging applications with C/C++ on embedded systems.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment using open source toolchains.
  • Experience creating or modifying BSPs, device trees, drivers, kernels, or boot sequences for Linux or RTOS
  • Experience with the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale MPSoC chip at a low level (driver, BSP, boot sequence [bootROM, U-boot], device-tree)
  • Capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about technical problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
  • A positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Familiarity with processor technologies such as ARM, RISC-V, or PPC.

Bonus Points if You:

  • Have 3+ years of experience with the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC processor.
  • Have experience developing with embedded type-1 hypervisors, such as Xen or seL4

Some of Our Awesome Benefits:

  • US

Comprehensive dental, medical and vision insurance

401(k) plan and equity

Daily catered lunches

Cross office travel opportunities between San Francisco, Colorado, and Toulouse, France

Generous maternity and paternity leave

Off-sites and many happy hours

Foreign language classes

We offer relocation assistance when applicable

  • France

Equity, we want you to have an active role in our success

€1,000 onboarding budget, to help you be successful in your work, wherever you’re working from

25 Paid Time Off and up to 10 RTT and flexible working hours, we want you to be at your best

Alan health and life insurance, we care about your health

Lunch Vouchers with Swile, because let’s be honest, we love food! (we even have a slack channel about it #loft-gourmand)

Cross office travel opportunities between San Francisco, Colorado, and Toulouse (France), to learn from our differences

Company and team off-sites and many other events per quarter, to work & celebrate together

English language classes, to become fluent as talk like Shakespeare

We offer relocation assistance when applicable

At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.

We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.

Loft Orbital
Loft Orbital

United States, Any Office

Posted 2 months ago

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