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Software Engineer - Full Stack

Northwood Space

Northwood Space

Software Engineering
El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

About Northwood:

Northwood is on a mission to transform connectivity between earth and space and bring the benefits of space to the masses through innovations in space communications technologies. If you like building quickly and seeing your work deployed in locations around the globe with real impact, we want you at Northwood.

Job Level: The level of this position will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We are open to considering candidates of varying experience levels, from mid-career to principal developers.


Northwood Space is looking for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join our team in our El Segundo office. This person will have ownership over the customer facing front end (human and computer interfaces) as well as the interfaces that help drive simple and scalable communication for our customers. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams as well as customers to develop innovative solutions that enable reliable, efficient, simple, and available systems. Your expertise in reliable, scalable, and easy to use systems will be essential in achieving our goals


  • Design and implement user-friendly interfaces for customer onboarding, scheduling, telemetry, and data handling using modern web technologies.

  • Develop and maintain robust back-end systems for managing customer data, supporting the GUI, and handling tasks from scheduling to billing.

  • Create intuitive and responsive GUIs that display complex data visualizations like FFTs, AzEll plots, and IQ data.

  • Design and manage databases to ensure efficient data storage, retrieval, and security.

  • Develop and maintain APIs to facilitate communication between front-end and back-end systems.

  • Supporting internal development through the creation of tooling as needed for development, test, integration, and deployment

  • Interact with customers to help understand their needs and incorporate it into Northwood’s system and front end designs

  • Have lead critical projects or initiatives

  • Utilize knowledge across the stack to integrate front-end applications with back-end APIs, databases, and services, working closely with the distributed software team on designing a scalable and reliable system


  • 6+ years experience in software and application development, with a strong focus on web development

  • 5+ years experience in full stack application development (our stack is a mixed rust/python microservice architecture with a to be determined front end framework)

  • Proficiency in front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React/Vue/Angular).

  • Strong back-end development skills in Python(FastAPI) or similar frameworks/languages

  • Experience with database management (SQL, NoSQL).

  • Proven track record of designing and implementing user interfaces.

  • Strong understanding of API development and integration.

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, internal and external.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding start-up atmosphere

  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed

  • In-person in El Segundo

Nice to have:

  • Experience designing customer facing front ends that convey astrodynamic information

  • Experience with data visualization libraries and tools.

  • Background in satellite communications or ground station operations.

  • Familiarity with billing systems and compliance requirements.

  • Knowledge of UX/UI design principles and best practices.

  • Experience with high speed network software design

  • Experience with cloud services and infrastructure.