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Senior Software Engineer - Sensor Network Infrastructure

Slingshot Aerospace

Slingshot Aerospace

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

What You’ll Do:

As a senior software engineer focused on the Slingshot Global Sensor Network (GSN) infrastructure, you will support Slingshot’s efforts to accelerate the security, safety, and sustainability of space by leading the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art software and data pipelines that enable the optical tracking of satellites by Slingshot and its customers. You will work on both cloud software infrastructure and on-prem Linux-based software to lead the development, operation, and maintenance of the Slingshot GSN. You will develop and maintain automated alerting systems, track and resolve software faults, and enhance software components across Slingshot’s tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination pipeline. You will also champion software industry best practices, and provide input into the strategy and technical planning of GSN software infrastructure and Slingshot’s technology stack.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Execute all position responsibilities in alignment with Slingshot’s core values, mission, and purpose
  • Build high-performance back-end software systems and front-end GUIs and dashboards through collaboration with fellow Slingshooters
  • Architect and lead implementation of cutting-edge software systems running on cloud platforms and edge devices using industry best practices
  • Engage with customers and stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes for their mission-critical needs
  • Promote industry coding standards and best practices
  • Develop and mature software to help automate and enhance optical sensor data tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination
  • Develop and maintain automated alerting systems
  • Track and resolve software faults reported by fellow Slingshooters
  • Support ongoing and future transitions of Slingshot’s products and services to the Slingshot GSN, to space operations centers, and to other technology testbeds
  • Create tools to monitor and report performance and security metrics for virtualized resources
  • Participate in and lead Agile software development and deployment processes
  • Provide ongoing support for the services and applications that are critical to our business needs
  • Participate in customer engagements and lead technical discussions
  • Act as a mentor for other team members
  • Perform other duties as assigned (to be less than 10% of the responsibilities listed above)


  • Must be eligible to obtain or maintain U.S. Government clearances

Minimum Requirements:

  • 8+ years experience in software engineering
  • Bachelor’s (or higher-level) degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience developing and maintaining high-performance software using the following technologies or similar: Linux, Python, C/C++, MongoDB/DocumentDB/PostgreSQL, Docker/Kubernetes
  • Proficiency producing technical documentation
  • Strong written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability in containerization, monitoring, analysis, and alerting tools
  • Good understanding of networking, routing, firewalls, VPN, SSL
  • Capable of developing and using cloud platforms, preferably Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Deep working knowledge of version control (git) and CI/CD tools (CircleCI, Gitlab-CI)
  • Keen attention to detail and industry best practices pertaining to security
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Skills:

  • Significant experience developing and debugging applications in Python and/or C++ with deployment experience in a Linux operating environment
  • Familiar with building data platforms, microservices, distributed systems
  • Advanced knowledge of AWS Cloud Technologies (EC2, S3, Lambda, etc.)
  • Previous experience working in a startup environment on a high-performing engineering team with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Proficiency investigating and debugging complex processes
  • Experience optimizing software for multiple outcomes, e.g. performance, data throughput, and system load
  • Familiarity with asynchronous processing and/or data streaming technologies, such as AWS Kinesis, Kafka, or RabbitMQ
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government security configurations such as STIGs and NISTd

*These skills are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to meet every qualification listed- if your skills are transferable and you meet the minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Location: Remote continental US

Salary Range: $177,000-$227,000

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for creating a safer, more connected world. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and we embrace individuality.