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Cantos Ventures

Senior DevOps Engineer - Flight Software



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Senior DevOps Engineer - Flight Software

As a Senior DevOps engineer, you will work with our Flight Software and other related teams to operate, scale, and automate operations for our embedded software and platform development. These include command & control systems, telemetry databases, continuous integration systems, flight code build systems, and other software systems critical to our mission. You will be one of the first hires for this team, autonomously and cross-functionally leading our DevOps efforts as we continue to expand.

You will improve the state of operations for key software systems at Astranis, with respect to reliability, maintainability as we expand to a fleet of satellites and their supporting services.

This role will contribute to both commercial and US Government programs.


  • Develop software tools to gain insights into mission-critical software performance and correctness.
  • Maintain and streamline a CI pipeline integrating with a mix of real and simulated hardware.
  • Automate release, deployment, and monitoring tooling for development and production systems.
  • Lead initiatives that improve the speed and accuracy of software teams in developing flight-pedigree software.
  • Implement and own the proliferation of metrics and performance tracking in development, CI, production, and mission contexts.


  • 7+ years experience as a DevOps Engineer
  • Bachelor of Science in a related discipline (e.g. Information Technology, Computer Science)
  • Strong systems programming knowledge in languages such as C or C++
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with scaling build systems such as Bazel, CMake, or Pants
  • Experience with Git or similar source control system
  • Experience developing a CI pipeline for software targeting in-house designed hardware
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without much supervision


  • Experience with Linux build systems such as Yocto
  • Experience with gathering and reporting on code coverage in various levels of integration
  • Experience with static analysis tools
  • Experience in a high paced, fast growing development environment
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$150,000$200,000 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.