Full-stack Software Engineer

Los Angeles, California

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

Dig in with design, production, test and launch engineers to understand vehicle processes

Build intuitive web applications that enable supply chain management, robust and streamlined manufacturing processes, mission design and trajectory analysis, launch procedures, and other vital operations

Develop and communicate clear plans and software architectures in the midst of complex, evolving constraints

Own projects from concept through development, initial roll out, and continual improvement

Help discover and articulate the software development roadmap

Assess commercially available software against building applications in-house on a case by case basis

Quickly explore and prototype solutions in a variety of domains

Write high-quality, pragmatic code

Work closely with colleagues across the company to ensure that the tools are meaningfully serving ABL's long-term goals

Near Term Responsibilities
Medium-Term Growth Path
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, or similar

5+ years of experience developing software for the web

Experience across the web stack — databases, infrastructure & tooling, backend servers, and rich client-side applications

Significant experience with developing reliable, maintainable, and performant web application backends

Grounded and pragmatic intuitions for software architecture, API design, and composition of software components

Python and Javascript fluency

Preferred Skills and Experience

Experience with Flask or Django

Demonstrated experience generating functional user interfaces

Experience with React.js or similar frontend frameworks

Experience with DevOps, infrastructure tooling, and Bash

Experience in the space industry

Hardware experience or willingness to have some hardware involvement. It is important for the Full-Stack Software Engineer to remain grounded to the systems his or her software is serving

Additional Requirements
What We Look For

Beyond technical prowess, ABL focuses on the following candidate characteristics. Tangible examples are the best way to highlight these during the evaluation process.

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. 

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.

Non-Discrimination

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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