Iridium Satellite

Senior Software Engineer, Integration & Test

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2023-2840
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 exceptional and experienced Senior Engineer to lead research, development, testing, and sustaining engineering activities of Iridium services and ground communications infrastructure. As a member of our team, you will be immersed in a software agile development/test cycle, writing and reviewing code while assisting with automation development, integrating new products, and troubleshooting on multiple interdisciplinary projects. Demonstrated work experience in engineering practices and software/hardware testing, as well as a desire to build leadership skills is necessary for success in this position. The ideal candidate will verify the reliability and robustness of Iridium products and communication services, have a vested interest in the long-term success of their work with a keen desire to learn, and be highly self-reliant.


What You’ll Do:

  • Work with industry standard tools and software such as Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana, Amazon Web Services, CI/CD DevOps pipelines, containers and more.
  • Play a key role in an Agile software team to collaborate with team members on a variety of tasks including:
    • API definition and implementation
    • Virtualization
    • Transceiver communications
    • Testcase driver creation based on system requirements
    • Data transformation and visualization
  • Lead software, hardware, and system development engineers
  • Research, integrate, maintain, and operate gateway hardware, lab hardware, and software systems along with cloud-based systems and services
  • Work independently to design, implement, and maintain automated test system software and drive product quality
  • Be accountable for recreating and isolating reported software and/or hardware defects using test infrastructure and document non-compliances, and propose solutions
  • Collaborate with team to identify test, programmatic, and services implementation risks
  • Play a key role in the mitigation of risks and issues identified
  • Lead configuration management of the test automation software and scripts
  • Decompose requirements into verifiable test objectives
  • Be responsible for maintaining and executing test automation for feature, defect, and regression testing
  • Develop real-time reporting and present results confidently based on test execution and analysis

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar field
  • 8 + years of relevant experience in test automation and systems development
  • Knowledge in Cloud Computing Services and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Knowledge in featured services such as storage, compute services, containers, and virtual servers
  • Systems troubleshooting approaches and methodologies
  • Experience with various software languages including Python, C, C++, C#, Java, etc.
  • 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:

  • Software management tools (JIRA and/or Bamboo) Integrated Development Environment (PyCharm, Spyder, Pydev, etc.)
  • Machine virtualization, specifically VMware Desktop and ESXi
  • Databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and/or SQL Server
  • Experience with Python
  • Familiarity with distributed version control systems such as git
  • Familiarity with Software Engineering concepts and practices
  • Agile software development process

We’ll also need you to:

  • Be willing and able to travel up to 15 days annually
  • Be willing and able to be on-call to support operational issues
  • Be a U.S. citizen (due to ITAR restrictions)

Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.


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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