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Test Infrastructure Engineer, DevOps

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
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Loft Orbital is looking for a Test Infrastructure Engineer to be part of the team responsible for building and maintaining Loft’s test infrastructure across our San Francisco, CA, Golden, CO and Toulouse, France sites.
As a Test Infrastructure Engineer, you will be part of the team managing the virtual and physical test assets used by engineers throughout the company. You and your team will deploy and maintain Loft automated test tools (CI/CD pipelines in Gitlab), processes, and physical assets (hardware-in-the-loop test benches, electrical ground support systems, etc). You and your teammates will also gather and implements requirements from Loft engineers for test infrastructure improvements.
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About the role:

  • Designing, developing, deploying, maintaining, and supporting the automation used to control Loft’s test infrastructure, with a focus on integration and test occurring on flight vehicles on-site in Golden, Colorado
  • Working with the Test Infrastructure team to improve automation and user experience with Loft’s next generation of Hardware in the Loop test benches
  • Communicating with cross-disciplinary teams to understand and solve problems with Loft’s automated test infrastructure

Must Haves:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and effectively communicate issues and solutions
  • Familiarity with Linux system management
  • Recent Python experience
  • Understanding of APIs and the ability to interact with different types of APIs
  • Competency with one or more scripting languages
  • Scrappy and inventive: you will be working with cutting edge technologies and proprietary tools

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with one or more continuous integration tools
  • Understanding of how to create, configure, and manage Docker containers
  • Recent experience setting up Gitlab CI/CD pipelines
  • Aptitude for gathering requirements from multiple stakeholders and implementing test infrastructure improvements
  • Hands-on experience involving embedded hardware, such Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, microcontrollers, or similar (can be personal or professional experience)
  • Experience with DevOps systems such as Ansible, Salt, Prometheus, Grafana, Meraki, etc.
  • Knowledge of assembly, integration, and test best practices
  • Experience in production environments (aerospace, automotive, consumer, etc)
  • Understanding of Linux system administration
  • Background in network administration

Some of Our Awesome Benefits:

  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance option for employees and dependents
  • Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts offered with an employer contribution to the HSA
  • 100% employer paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Flexible Time Off policy for vacation and sick leave, and 12 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan and equity options
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • International exposure to our team in France
  • Fully paid parental leave; 14 weeks for primary caregiver and 10 weeks for secondary caregiver
  • Carrot Fertility provides comprehensive, inclusive fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits with financial support
  • Off-sites and many social events and celebrations
  • Relocation assistance when applicable
Who We Are
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
With 3 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.