Hiring Senior Software Engineer - Ground Software | Astranis

Senior Software Engineer - Ground Software


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$13.6 million

Glassdoor Rating

5/5 (13 reviews)

Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.

We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $350 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career. Just check out our Glassdoor reviews to see what our team has to say about working at Astranis.

Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

Senior Software Engineer - Ground Software


  • 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
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.


  • Experience building and leading high-performing teams
  • 8+ years of experience
  • 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, and SQL databases in particular
  • Cloud development using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.


  • Experience developing proprietary/commercial or open source satellite operations software (e.g., COSMOS, Major Tom)
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with Distributed Systems
  • Experience in satellite operations
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, and Docker
  • Experience with NoSQL databases

U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required (To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))   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.

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