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

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

Near Term Responsibilities
Medium-Term Growth Path
Basic Qualifications

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

3+ years of professional experience building software for the web

Experience across the web stack — interactive client-side applications, backend servers, and databases

Experience developing reliable, maintainable, and performant web applications

Able to quickly evaluate, learn, and apply new technologies as appropriate

Strong focus on the end-user and the actual business problems

Preferred Skills and Experience

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

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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