Iridium Satellite

Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2642
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 an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our Space Software Engineering team.   In this role, you will design and be responsible for the development of new software features supporting our satellite services including satellite software development environment with supporting testing and release tools.  You will also be responsible for design, coding, testing, and documenting of software as a member of an Agile scrum team using the Atlassian toolset.


What You’ll Do:

  • Be accountable for developing software on assigned projects
  • Design, code, test, and document based on Epics and Stories
  • Play a key role as a member of an Agile scrum team by attending and actively contributing to daily standup meetings, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews/demonstrations, and retrospectives
  • Perform software development using Atlassian Tools: Jira for task management, Bitbucket for code repository, Fisheye/Crucible for code inspection, Bamboo for building and automated testing and Confluence for documentation
  • Develop software following the team’s ‘Definition of Done’ to ensure that each task is completed to meet customer expectations
  • Identify issues, craft solutions and evaluate alternative technical solutions to meet customer expectations

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or computer system engineering, or related engineering degree
  • 8+ years of relevant software programming experience
  • Experience developing Real-Time embedded software using C++
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in C++ on LINUX based systems
  • Demonstrate experience with system troubleshooting and problem-solving software systems.
  • Experience with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle process
  • Work independently with little to no supervision and be comfortable supporting larger scale development efforts with multiple team members
  • Work directly with Space Software customers to gather, and refine, solution expectations
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues 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
  • 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


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

  • Experience with Satellite or Aviation software
  • Experience with Agile teams to deliver exceptional outcomes using the Atlassian tool suite
  • Experience developing software using Atlassian Tools: Jira for task management, Bitbucket for code management, Fisheye/Crucible for code inspection and Confluence for documentation 


We’ll also need you to:

  • Be a US Citizen with no dual citizenships

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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