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Site Reliability Engineer

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Wanna Join the Adventure?
Loft Orbital builds a space infrastructure providing a fast & simple path to orbit. We operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard and handle the entire mission from initial concept through in-orbit operations, significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
As part of SRE team you will be responsible for keeping our ground segment infrastructure reliable, scalable and maintainable. You will be closely working with the development, operations, IT teams to ensure integration, delivery and reliability of our services.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge technology and help build modern automated space infrastructure. DevOps philosophy is spread all across our mindset, including satellite operations. We offer SatDevOps training to empower you operate our spacecraft!
*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:

  • Work with both developers and satellite operator teams with a focus on developing SatDevOps culture.
  • Support our internal team through effective diagnosis, implementation of new investigation tools, to increase productivity and performance.
  • Design, implement and maintain scalable, reliable, and secure infrastructure.
  • Develop and design a better dev experience
  • Improve our observability stack and its usability
  • Automate and optimise our delivery system, infrastructure provisioning etc
  • Help implementing and educating over best practices for software development and monitoring

Must Haves:

  • Knowledge and technical experience in public cloud infrastructure (GCP)
  • Knowledge on managed Kubernetes clusters
  • Experience in designing or architecting reliable, scalable systems
  • Knowledge of system engineering fundamentals
  • Knowledge in networking
  • Monitoring and follow-up observability data analysis
  • Experience in software development Python/Go
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Ability to “think outside of the box” and innovate
  • Excellent communication skills and ease at working in multi cultural environment

Nice to Haves:

  • Knowledge on Azure
  • Interested in Security subjects
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.