Hello! We are the team that builds FreeFlyer, a space mission design software tool. We’re hiring for a platform engineer to redesign our development infrastructure.
If you’ve ever played Kerbal Space Program, you know that space is hard! In the real world, space mission designers use FreeFlyer to overcome a variety of challenges when it comes to designing a space mission. By combining a state-of-the-art orbit simulation engine, a user-friendly IDE, and a series of interactive data visualizations, FreeFlyer helps our users plan and operate complex space missions. Our users have trusted FreeFlyer to design and operate 225+ space missions over the last 20 years — many of which were NASA missions!
We’re looking for a platform engineer who is interested in using tools like Terraform and Ansible to deploy infrastructure into cloud environments such as AWS. You’ll be spinning up new infrastructure and automations to support cloud-based, cross-platform build/test pipelines. FreeFlyer needs to be tested in a variety of environments, such as networked clusters, virtual machines, and Docker and you’ll take the lead on designing those processes. There are many opportunities to create internal web apps for the team to improve our capabilities and productivity. You’ll also help research novel ways that space mission design software can run in cloud environments like AWS Batch, ECS, and Lambda.
You’ll have the opportunity to develop new skills and have a tremendous impact on a product that is key to future space missions. You’ll have a lot of support and opportunities for collaboration with our two-pizza-sized development team. Our company, a.i. solutions, supports a variety of NASA customers for space mission design and operations, so you’ll have opportunities to hear about the hard work that goes into planning for success space missions, such as NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
If you think space is cool and are interested in a new set of challenges, let us know! Please don’t hesitate to reach out as we’re very open to considering candidates with different backgrounds.
To learn more about the position, please visit the official job description: https://tinyurl.com/freeflyer-platform-engineer
To learn more about the types of problems FreeFlyer uses, please take a look at a series of talks the FreeFlyer team gave at a conference we hosted: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6PnBvxjkMtnL5aB51mvQ...
We hope to hear from you!
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