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Hello Software Developer 👋

At Loft Orbital, we have just successfully launched our first two satellites that we fly and operate ourselves.

We are now actively looking for embedded developers to join and help us build the technology to drive success of our future missions. 🛰️ 🛰️ 🛰️

We are looking for Embedded Application Engineers to work in our San Francisco (California) and Golden (Colorado) offices.

As an Embedded Application Engineer, you will help develop software to run on our satellites that interface directly with customer payloads. We are looking for engineers able to apprehend complex and rich systems, spanning over various nodes running embedded Linux. Our culture at Loft Orbital promotes collaboration and ownership or our developers, fostering efforts hand to hand with other teams, internally and externally.

About Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital provides the fastest and simplest path to orbit for organizations that require information from space. We operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle the entire mission from initial concept through in-orbit operations. This service is powered by our hardware and software products that enable any payload to fly on a standard satellite, reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission. Our standard interfacing and mission operations products enable us to fly any kind of payload, such as imagers, RF systems, scientific experiments, national security missions, in-orbit demonstrations, and weather and climate sensors.  Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operate their mission and collect their data.

We build “shareable” satellites to make it easier and faster for our customers to access space.

This means that we embark multiple customers on the same satellite to do things like take pictures, support IoT connectivity, act as blockchain nodes, etc. By doing so, we can fit customers into both missions already planned for launch, or satellites already deployed in space!

This service is powered by our hardware and software products that provide standardized interfaces to our customers, reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.

What’s also special about Loft is that our developers get satellite pilot training and certification. It’s pretty unique, especially when you finally get to take your very first own picture of Earth from space!

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.  With a wave of exciting customer traction, we are scaling up quickly across our teams and within our three offices located 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 Software Integration 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 customers and internal stakeholders (Mission Leads, Satellite Operators, Ground Software, etc.) to iterate on new features, solve common goals, and ship space missions!

*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.

About This Role:

  • Develop software applications to run on our satellites that interface directly with customer payloads over a distributed system running embedded Linux.
  • Provide technical assistance in troubleshooting satellite issues.
  • Participate in operation of satellites.

Must Haves:

  • Building applications with C/C++ on distributed embedded Linux systems
  • Following test driven development practices
  • Capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about technical problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Taste for large exposure across internal and external teams

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with communication protocols, high-level (gRPC) and low-level (custom implementation of bit packed protocols)
  • A solid understanding of distributed systems and service oriented architectures
  • Working understanding of Docker or other containerization services
  • Proficiency with Python

Some of our awesome benefits:

  • 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

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.

As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.

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Loft Orbital
United States, Golden, CO or San Francisco
Posted 6d ago
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