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Back-End Ground Software Developer

Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines

Software Engineering
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024


About Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines is an innovative and cutting-edge space company making cislunar space accessible to both public and private customers. Our mission is to further science and exploration, communications, and economic progress from the Earth to the Moon and beyond. With the first commercial lunar landing in history, multiple NASA lunar missions in development, and additional private missions on our manifest, we pride ourselves in supporting our customers and the nation in paving the way to return humans to the surface of the Moon. Our world-class team includes experts in all aspects of spacecraft subsystems design, development, and test, on-orbit operations, and safety.

About The Position

We are seeking a Ground Software Developer steeped in full stack development with an emphasis on backend to enhance our Nova Core ground system- the backbone of our Mission Control Center. This position will own specific components of the Nova Core system, being responsible for the design, implementation, testing and maintenance of those components. Close and frequent interaction with peers and stakeholders is a fundamental facet of our development process. Thus, this is a 100% on-site position located at our Lunar Payload Operations Center (LPOC) facility in Houston, TX.


  • Design, implement and test applications and services comprising the Nova Core ground system.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and external interfaces to ensure that services are properly featured and scaled.
  • Cooperate with frond-end developers on visualization needed to support backend services.
  • Coordinate updates and upgrades to services in accordance with flight software and simulation releases.
  • Support end user operations and test events


  • B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar
  • 8+ years of experience in C# .NET server-side development and client-side usage of Web Services- both REST and WebSocket APIs
  • 8+ years of experience in Python development
  • 8+ years of experience with Document Databases (e.g. MongoDB, etc.)
  • 8+ years of experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • 8+ years of experience with unit testing and frameworks
  • 5+ years of experience with SQL relational and/or NoSQL database solutions
  • 5+ years of experience with networking (e.g. DNS, SSL, Routing, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience with optimization (e.g. Big O, profiling, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience with Docker Containerization
  • Experience with debuggers and tools (e.g. GDB, DDD, etc.)
  • Experience with source code management tools (e.g. git, svn, CVS, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capable of both high quantity and high quality output
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, and high stakes environment
  • A passion for spaceflight

Preferred Qualifications:

  • This role is backend focused that highly interacts with Front End based displays, controls and visualization. A strength or understanding of backend to front end integration Is highly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience with TypeScript/JavaScript/JSON/DOM
  • 5+ years of experience with HTML/CSS
  • 5+ years of experience with front-end frameworks (e.g. Vue.js, React, Angular, etc.)

US EEO Statement

Intuitive Machines is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.