Senior Ground Software Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
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  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Astranis

Astranis is a company building small telecommunications satellites. It offers MicroGEO, a satellite designed for geostationary orbit (GEO) and powered by a software-defined radio. The company is aimed to provide users with internet access in remote regions.

Job Description

(Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)
Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online. 
Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. You just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.
We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021. 
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, 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.


    • Lead the design, build, and implementation of our ground software system for GEOSat-1
    • Work closely with our operations and satellite teams to build command interfaces and telemetry screens that enable safe, efficient, and elegant command and control of our satellite throughout its mission
    • Design high-performance, reliable, mission-critical software that sends commands to space!
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define software requirements, architectures, and designs


    • Experience building and leading high-performing teams
    • Comfortable working with ambiguity and deriving requirements from cross-functional conversation and collaboration
    • Experience with C/C++, Python, or other high-level object-oriented programming language(s)
    • High competency with JavaScript (React, Angular, or similar framework)
    • Experience with system level architecture and big data design
    • Cloud development using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
    • US Citizenship or Green Card Required (Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)


    • Experience developing or using satellite operations software
    • Experience developing critical operations software
    • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, and Docker

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.