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Software Engineer - Platform Full Stack

Slingshot Aerospace

Slingshot Aerospace

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

What You’ll Do:

As a Software Engineer supporting Slingshot’s Platform via Full Stack development, you will design and build capabilities that will enable our products to help solve satellite owner-operator problems. You will be a multiplier for the entire engineering team by not only delivering high-quality code on time but by helping your teammates do so as well, and by mentoring and providing support whenever needed. You will find, evaluate, and leverage new technologies; solve complex problems; and deliver value to end users.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Executes all position responsibilities in alignment with Slingshot’s core values, mission, and purpose
  • Work across the technology team interacting with product managers, designers, and other engineers in implementing right-sized solutions
  • Meet product requirements in a timely manner while not compromising the operational stability of the overall product
  • Participate in Agile software develop and deployment processes
  • Provide ongoing support for the services and applications that are critical to our business needs
  • Communicate methods, findings, and hypotheses with stakeholders
  • Work on both the frontend and backend to solve problems and deliver value to both internal and external users
  • Build data platforms/pipelines, microservices, and distributed systems
  • Build and document APIs (REST, GraphQL)
  • Develop advanced data interfaces and interactive user interfaces
  • Turn architecture ideas into technical specifications that can be executed by anyone on the team
  • Perform other duties as assigned (to be less than 10% of the responsibilities listed above)


  • Must be a U.S. citizen eligible for government clearances

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 5+ years of experience in software and application development, including 2+ years of experience designing and building durable, scalable, and high-availability systems
  • Experience using technologies such as Node.js, GraphQL, React, Python 3, Typescript, and Docker
  • Experience with cloud-based deployments, PaaS, and IaaS offerings (most notably AWS)
  • Experience with authentication and authorization standards and tools (OAuth, OIDC, RBAC/ABAC/ReBAC, Keycloak)
  • Experience with database design, performance, and troubleshooting (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Neo4j)
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm)
  • Deep working knowledge of version control (Git) and CI/CD tools (GitHub Actions)
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced degree in computer science or a related field
  • Active Secret DOD clearance or higher
  • Experience with asynchronous processing and/or data streaming technologies, such as AWS Kinesis, Kafka, or ZeroMQ, KNative
  • Experience with Government security configurations such as STIGs and NIST
  • Early-stage data-centric startup experience
  • Experience working within DOD software factory environments

These skills are guidelines. 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

Pay Range: $125,000-$160,000

Classification: Full-time Exempt (computer employee exemption)

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.