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Senior Software Engineer, Ground Software

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Vast

Vast is building artificial gravity space stations, allowing long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Their initial crewed space habitat, Haven-1, is scheduled to be the world's first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025.
Los Angeles, USA
$155,000 - $190,000
Backend · Frontend · Full-Stack
Senior Software Engineer
In-Person
6+ years

Description

At Vast, we're on a mission to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space. We're building artificial gravity space stations to allow long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Our initial crewed space habitat, Haven-1, is set to become the world's first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025.

As a Senior Software Engineer for Ground Software at Vast, you'll play a crucial role in developing systems required for the design and manufacture of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. You'll have the opportunity to work with and learn from seasoned engineers from aerospace and big tech, building powerful software that helps expand humanity into space.

In this role, you'll be responsible for designing and implementing web applications using modern frontends and application servers, working on backends including data modeling, APIs, and supporting pipelines. You'll rapidly iterate on tooling and design new applications as the company grows, and influence software practices that will scale to a large codebase and team.

We're looking for candidates with a strong background in software development, preferably with experience in full-stack applications, DevOps, and working with time series data. Familiarity with technologies like React, Vue, NextJS, GraphQL, Node.js, and databases like PostgreSQL or MySQL is highly valued.

At Vast, we offer a comprehensive compensation package including a competitive salary range of $155,000 to $190,000 USD, company equity, and a full suite of benefits. These include 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off, 401(k) retirement plan, and various other perks to support your well-being and professional growth.

Join us at Vast if you're passionate about space exploration and want to work with the most talented people on Earth to further humanity's presence in space. We're committed to equal opportunity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Due to the nature of our work, candidates must be eligible under U.S. export control regulations.

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Responsibilities

  • Design and implement web applications using modern frontends and application servers
  • Design and implement backends including data modeling, APIs, and supporting pipelines
  • Rapidly iterate on tooling and design new applications
  • Influence and adopt software practices and patterns that will scale

Requirements

React
Node.js
PostgreSQL
MySQL
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, or other engineering discipline
  • 6+ years of software development or relevant industry experience
  • Experience building, shipping, and supporting complex, data-intensive full-stack software applications

Benefits

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
401k
Parental Leave
Mental Health Assistance
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Company equity
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Free catered meals and snacks
  • One Medical membership
  • ClassPass credits
  • Mental healthcare through Spring Health

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