Full Stack Developer - Major Tom

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Redmond, Washington, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description

About Xplore

The new technology frontier is rapidly expanding – and Xplore is pushing the boundaries and accelerating growth with new capabilities to transform industries with insights from space. Xplore is building a first-of-its-kind multi-sensor low Earth orbit satellite constellation designed to deliver a new class of innovative and affordable data products for Earth observation, space domain awareness, and astronomy.

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Position Description:

Xplore is hiring this Full Stack Developer to advance Major Tom satellite tasking, telemetry, and tracking software that is currently used by Xplore’s customers. The successful candidate will build a new highly scalable, on-demand satellite tasking capability for Xplore’s own satellites and integrate with data marketplaces from order to delivery.

The individual will own end-to-end software development within Major Tom, solve for complex architectural challenges, and play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining the critical software that controls our satellite operations. This software will be used by our team to schedule task/order requests, optimize satellite maneuvers, and ensure the efficient collection of valuable data from space.

Work will be performed at Xplore in Redmond, Washington. This role will report to the Product Manager for Major Tom. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to work with minimal supervision while being responsive and flexible within the framework of an agile space start-up.


  • Must be a current U.S. citizen or current lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science engineering or a related technical field.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in full-stack development with strong skills in both front-end (e.g., React, Angular) and back-end (e.g., Ruby, Python, Java) technologies.
  • 5 years of experience building scalable applications using microservices architecture
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in satellite operations, mission planning, and ground software.
  • DevOps experience (strongly desired)
  • Ability to work quickly with minimal supervision

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Integrate satellite commands that will be tested on the flat-sat (a functional replica of the flight satellite used for ground testing) and later used for on-orbit operations.
  • Test Like You Fly: Develop and maintain test procedures and automation scripts to ensure thorough testing of command functionality.
  • Develop new features and services for optimizing satellite scheduling (‘creating plans with tasklists for satellites’).
  • Integrate mission control software with existing commercial ground station infrastructure and data processing pipelines.
  • Design, develop, and implement data pipelines using industry-standard tools and technologies (e.g., Apache Spark, Airflow, AWS Glue).
  • Provision, configure, and manage cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Azure) services to support our applications.
  • Design, develop, and implement automated build, test, and deployment pipelines using DevOps tools and methodologies (e.g., Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Collaborate with the satellite operations team to understand their needs and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in satellite control and tasking technologies.
  • Identify and troubleshoot customer-reported issues in Major Tom and implement solutions.
  • Prepare and socialize technical documentation for the software.

Top Priorities to be Accomplished During the First Six Months:

  • Lead the integration of the complete command library for our first satellite launch
  • Own and deliver assigned feature requests end-to-end and deliver the features on-time.


The base salary range for this role is $110K-$160K

Company Stock Options included in this role


Health Care Plan
Employees (and their families) can be covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. The HSA qualified plan is for full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week.

Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Full time employees earn PTO at a rate of 1.33 days per month. There are a minimum of 13 paid holidays each year for full-time employees.

Stock Option Plan

The company offers an equity incentive plan for qualified full-time employees.


Xplore is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Xplore is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This employer participates in E-Verify. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All persons hired will be required to be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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