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Full Stack Engineer - Ground Software



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Full Stack Engineer - Ground Software

As a Full Stack Engineer you will be responsible for designing and implementing the software that will enable us to safely and reliably operate the spacecraft from the ground. The tools you build will be used by satellite operators to fly the spacecraft!
This role will contribute to both commercial and US Government programs.


    • Design, build, and implement the ground software system for our spacecraft
    • Use React to build the front end interface to our web application that enables safe, efficient, and elegant command and control of our satellite throughout its mission
    • Use Django to build the backend for our commanding interface
    • Work closely with satellite operators to understand how they would like to operate the spacecraft to inform software requirements
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define software requirements, architectures, and designs


    • 3+ years of experience as a full stack developer in industry not including internships.
    • Proficiency with JavaScript or TypeScript and React
    • Experience with Python
    • Experience with Django
    • Experience with consuming and/or developing RESTful or similar APIs
    • Comfortable rapidly prototyping and fully developing user interface concepts with focus on overall user experience
    • Comfortable diving into all layers to implement both front-end and back-end components of new features
    • Experience working with relational/SQL databases (e.g. Postgres)
    • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision


    • Experience developing proprietary/commercial or open source satellite operations software (e.g., COSMOS, Major Tom)
    • Experience in satellite operations
    • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, and Docker
    • Experience with application deployment operations and release/version management
    • Experience with NoSQL databases
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$120,000$150,000 USD
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.