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Senior Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023
About Us
LeoLabs is the world’s leading commercial provider of low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) services. LeoLabs was founded in 2016 as a venture-funded spinout of Silicon Valley research pioneer, SRI International, by scientists and space industry veterans committed to securing Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LeoLabs is built on 30+ years of R&D in radar systems and satellite tracking algorithms. The team is rapidly expanding its global radar network and data services platform to help satellite operators deploy their services safely and to empower governmental space agencies with detailed visibility into the LEO ecosystem. As commercial space ventures and newly-formed space agencies from every corner of the globe compete for their place in the second space race, LeoLabs is here to address a new generation of risks and opportunities to preserve LEO for future generations.
The Opportunity
LeoLabs is seeking talented individuals to join our Applications team as a Senior Frontend Engineer. The Applications team focuses on the touch points with customers, such as the web user interface, APIs, notifications, and specialized integrations.
As a part of our team, you will make significant contributions to both the developer experience and the customer experience for the LeoLabs Platform. You will explore and incorporate new technologies into our Platform web application, and you will build user interfaces that are intuitive and innovative. You will be responsible for not only the technical evolution of the Platform web application but also the usability and visual appeal of it. The role is often part-engineer/part-designer, and we are looking for someone who can not only code but also has a passion and keen eye for detail and aesthetics.
• B.S., M.S in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• 10+ years experience with JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and web application frameworks such as React and Angular
• Experience with Python, Java, Go or other high level languages in a SaaS platform
• Experience building/consuming RESTful web services
• Deep understanding of good software development practices, agile practices, security, documentation and observability
Preferred qualifications
• Experience with cloud deployment technologies, such as Kubernetes, Docker containers
• Experience in agile and test-driven development methodologies
• Experience creating wireframes and mockups
• Experience building user workflows and designing user experiences
• Helpful to have some background in Math/Physics or Orbital mechanics
• Helpful to have some background in 3D computer graphics
Within 1 month, you'll:
• Complete our onboarding program designed to get you up to speed on our business, vision and team
• Gain an understanding about how your role fits into the LeoLabs broader organization
• Ramp up on the LeoLabs engineering stack
Within 3 months, you'll:
• Build new features, improving existing ones, and fix bugs
• Improve the underlying tech stack of the Platform web application
Learn about web 3D computer graphics
Within 6 months, you'll:
• Improve the technical design of the Platform web application
• Start integrating the various part of the Platform web application
• Work towards building a cohesive user experience
Within 12 months, you’ll:
• Own the Platform web application and be responsible for its continued growth
Salary offers are based on a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, experience, skills, and location. The base salary range for this position $145,000 - 175,000
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. More information regarding ITAR can be found at DDTC’s website here.