Iridium Satellite

Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2629
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:

Iridium is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Ground Development team. The Senior Software Engineer will apply expertise in cutting edge technologies to develop and deploy Iridium satellite operations and user service capabilities. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will provide expertise and experience within the larger development team to support cross-functional efforts and collaboration across all areas of software development.


What You’ll Do:

  • Enhance existing ground software with feature requests and defects flowing from Iridium Satellite Operations
  • Collaborate and engage with Iridium Satellite Operations and other ground software team members to develop new ground software components founded upon modern industry standard platforms, languages, and deployment techniques
  • Develop optimized code for both scalability and performance
  • Independently deliver results following Iridium processes for Change Control, Prioritization, Risk Management, Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Management, Build and Test software deployments
  • Develop software within the Iridium-defined Agile/Scrum framework
  • Plan and execute software releases per stakeholder/program schedules and budgets
  • Confidently present prepared remarks to groups outside of your team through briefings and documentation, planned implementation, or issue resolutions
  • Utilize your expertise to transition existing capabilities to more advanced technologies, such as Cloud computing and micro-service architectures
  • Be accountable for the development and execution of process/procedure training/documentation materials covering complex developmental areas
  • Actively seek opportunities to provide formal/informal feedback and/or share expertise/best practices with team members


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey technical documentation and/or issues and multi-faceted analysis outside of your job scope to groups outside of your team or those who are unfamiliar with the topic
  • Have confidence and be able to easily build relationships with leadership and colleagues outside of your team
  • A passion for working in a team driven environment consisting of operators, SW testers, senior developers, and system engineers
  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions and come up with out-of-the-box solutions
  • Be proactive in providing feedback and be enthusiastic in sharing your knowledge with others
  • Capable of prioritizing your own tasks and potentially the tasks of others while making sure deadlines are met
  • The ability to create or maintain a high availability architecture
  • Strong troubleshooting skills supporting large scale integration/test on VLAN virtualize Linux environment
  • Have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude when taking on ever increasing SW development tasks
  • The ability to learn, work with, and become proficient with numerous COTS packages

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • 8+ years of software programming experience
  • Effective MS Office skills

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Kubernetes / Docker / OpenShift
    • Apache Kafka / Pulsar
    • JFrog Artifactory and Pipelining
    • Conan
    • ACE/TAO/Boost
    • Linux based environments and bash shell scripting
    • Java / Type Script / Python / Perl / C++
    • XML / JSON / SQL
    • No SQL based DBs
    • js / Apache Web Server
    • RESTful / HTTP / ELK or similar / WebSockets
    • Atlassian management/software development tools: Jira / Git / Bitbucket / Crucible / Confluence
    • Micro services architectures
    • Intrusion security
    • Automated testing frameworks
    • Gov and non-Gov AWS cloud environments 

We’ll also need you to:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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