Junior Backend Software Engineer

Junior Backend Software Engineer
Broomfield, Colorado
Full time: On-site
$80,000 – $130,000

I am working with an exciting venture-backed startup, who build autonomous solutions for the space industry.

Specializing in cutting-edge satellite technology & solutions, they offer a range of innovative products designed to enhance satellite operations and improve the management of satellite fleets.

These solutions help satellite operators and organizations in the space industry optimize their resources, streamline their processes, and ultimately achieve greater efficiency and performance. Their products cover areas such as satellite tracking, data management, and communication, enabling their clients to better monitor and control their satellite assets. Their technology plays a crucial role in advancing satellite operations and contributing to the ongoing development of space exploration and communication.

About You:
You have a strong foundation in computer science principles and are excited to apply your knowledge to real-world problems.  You are a quick learner who is open to feedback and eager to develop your skills.  You are a team player who enjoys collaborating with others and contributing to a positive team environment.

Role Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing world-class SaaS services bringing space traffic coordination and spaceflight safety services  to market
  • Collaborate with senior engineers and domain experts to design and implement algorithms
  • Participate in the software design lifecycle, contributing to proof of concept product development
  • Support the innovation and iteration process by incorporating feedback
  • Learn and apply API-first approaches to building software applications
  • Engage in a culture of continuous learning and professional development
  • Contribute to a positive engineering culture by participating in team activities and discussions


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development & Kanban methodologies
  • Basic knowledge of cloud computing, preferably AWS (internships or academic projects acceptable)
  • Proficiency in Python and exposure to at least one system-level programming language (C, C++, Rust)
  • Understanding of software containerization and orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of software test methodologies
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment


  • Total compensation for this role is base salary + company equity
  • Colorado base salary range: $80-130k

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Equity
  • Great health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k
  • Lunch catered weekly for the Colorado office
  • Opportunity to have an impact on a global scale for space sustainability