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Lead Software Engineer, Cloud

Orbital Sidekick
Orbital Sidekick
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Software Engineering
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Space is in our DNA. Orbital Sidekick (OSK) has a mission to leverage the untapped power of hyperspectral imagery (HSI) to address global environmental, health, and safety needs while helping companies reach their sustainability goals. Orbital Sidekick is establishing a space-based infrastructure of HSI sensors and analytic capabilities to enable real-time monitoring, detection, and risk management.

As a Lead Software Engineer on our Cloud Services Team you will be working on creating the services that power our monitoring solutions. Working closely with our Product, Analytics, and Satellite Payload teams - you will help build out the tools, processes, and products critical to our customers’ success.

What you'll do

- Plan for & guide a team of software engineers implementing OSK’s services
- Design and code APIs in Python for consumption by internal and external applications
- Create infrastructure to manage and direct what our satellites image
- Connect our systems to third party systems to deliver the results of OSK’s analyses
- Interface with and assist OSK’s data pipeline & analytics teams to build ETL data pipeline services

What you'll need to succeed

- Prior experience leading software engineers using agile processes such as Scrum, either formally or informally
- Must be US citizen or permanent resident
- Minimum 5-7+ years industry experience developing production APIs or services
- Experience as the owner of a functional area
- Familiarity with relational databases

Although not required, bonus points if you have...

- AWS development experience
- Experience developing GIS services
- PostGIS familiarity
- Python/Django development experience
- Experience building scalable, high performance services
- Familiarity with git and Jira as this is what keeps our development sensible

OSK does not conduct coding tests during our interview process, though you will be asked questions about coding and good coding practices.  Additionally, we do not require code samples though we will happily consider your work if it is available in public repositories.

What we offer

- Competitive compensation and equity packages
- Comprehensive health plan including health/dental/vision/wellness
- Disability and Life insurance
- 401K program
- Flexible time off
- Commuter benefits
- Learning and development opportunities
- Monthly stipend for internet/cell phone/office expenses
- Flexible in office schedule with lunch Tuesday to Thursday in the San Francisco headquarters
- Off-sites and team-building activities
- Remote friendly (we hire in-office and remote employees in the United States)

Orbital Sidekick is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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