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Team Lead – Ground Software
Posted on 12/15/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Experience building and responsible for high-performing teams
  • 8+ years of experience in software development
  • 2+ years of software engineering management 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 understanding of JavaScript (React, Angular, or similar framework)
  • Experience with system level architecture and big data design, and SQL databases in particular
  • 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
  • Directly manage and grow a team of junior and senior software engineers
  • Oversee the design, build, and implementation of our ground software system for Arcturus and future programs
  • Manage a detailed schedule to ensure that software development is in sync with the overall program schedule
  • Work across the full stack of ground systems, telemetry database, mission operations, etc
  • 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
  • Support in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team
Desired Qualifications
  • 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

51-200 employees

Next generation internet satellites
Company Overview
Astranis' mission is to help get online the 4 billion people who are without internet access.
  • An equity stake in the company.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Unlimited vacation days.
  • Healthy, delicious, free lunch catered in every day.
  • Complementary OneMedical membership.
  • Great office chairs, stand-up desks, and a machine shop.
  • Reimbursement to spend on commuting from outside SF
  • Generous, fully-paid parental leave.
Company Core Values
  • Master Your Craft - We take pride in our work and go the extra mile.
  • Step Up - We are unapologetically ambitious and take on great responsibility.
  • Assume Good - We assume the best of intentions and communicate with kindness and candor.
  • Stay Curious - We seek out new knowledge and are happy to teach others what we know.
  • Space is Hard - We are resilient in the face of adversity and get help when needed.
  • Take the Time - We level up not just at work but beyond — mind, body, spirit, family, community.