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Full Stack Software Engineer

Build effective, user-friendly web applications that power core ABL business functions.
El Segundo, California, United States
$90,000 - $175,000 USD per year
5 months ago
ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

Accessing space doesn’t need to be expensive, complicated, or difficult, and we’re building the systems, CONOPS, and organization to prove it.

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✨ About The Role

Full Stack Software Engineer

El Segundo, California
Engineering – Application Software /
Full-time
/ On-site
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

Enterprise software at ABL is a bit different than at large corporations. Our engineers don't write programs to process payroll; they build tools that control mission critical operations and data flows.

ABL's Full Stack Software Engineers build applications and tools that synthesize diverse streams of inputs — orbital parameters, flight sensor data, manufacturing workflows, supply chain lead times, and financial projections, to name a few. This software forms a rock-solid technological foundation for world-class launch vehicle engineering and production. In this role, the engineer will facilitate the full end-to-end spectrum of tasks involved in building and launching rockets.

Responsibilities

    • Build effective, user-friendly web applications that power core ABL business functions, such as robust and streamlined manufacturing processes, launch procedures, supply chain management, mission design and trajectory analysis, and other vital operations
    • Remain grounded by digging in with hardware, production, test and launch engineers to gain an understanding of launch vehicle processes
    • Own projects from initial concept through development, release, maintenance, and continual improvement
    • Quickly explore and prototype solutions in a variety of domains, while also investing in a high-quality, maintainable base architecture and core feature-set
    • Identify and clearly communicate risks that may affect the successful delivery of features
    • Work closely with colleagues across the company to ensure that the software is meaningfully serving ABL's long-term goals

Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, physics, engineering, or similar
    • 3+ years of professional experience building software for the web

Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Experience across the web stack — interactive client-side applications, backend servers, and databases
    • Experience developing reliable, maintainable, and performant web applications
    • Expertise in React.js or other modern JavaScript frameworks
    • Expertise in Python frameworks like Flask, Django, or similar backend frameworks
    • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
    • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure, Linux environments, and DevOps technologies and practices
    • Demonstrated success building and launching substantial software projects
    • Hardware experience or willingness to have some hardware involvement. It is important for the Full Stack Software Engineer to remain grounded to the systems their applications are serving
    • Able to quickly evaluate, learn, and apply new technologies as appropriate
    • Strong focus on the end-user and the actual business problems

What We Look For:

    • 1. Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the "why" behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes.
    • 2. Ability to deal with ambiguity: there is no roadmap and ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective.
    • 3. End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight; there is no one to pick up the slack of partially complete work.
$90,000 - $175,000 a year
The salary range for this role is $90,000-$175,000. This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees.


ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
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Full Stack Software Engineer
El Segundo, California, United States
$90,000 - $175,000 USD per year
Software
About ABL Space Systems
Accessing space doesn’t need to be expensive, complicated, or difficult, and we’re building the systems, CONOPS, and organization to prove it.