SatOps Backend Software Engineer (Hybrid)SateliteVU

London, England, United Kingdom 02-05-2023


Satellite Vu was founded in 2016 with the aim to fill the void in high resolution thermal data from space. It has, since then, turned into a high-growth space tech company poised to help the globe address its sustainability challenges through high-resolution thermal imaging. We are on a quest to ensure any structure on the planet is energy efficient and support the reduction of businesses’ carbon footprint. In near real-time, we will use infrared technology to monitor the Earth and will be able to assess and determine insights into economic activity. This will allow businesses to make decisions to reduce their climate impact.

Satellite Vu is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our existing growing team where you will help support, create and maintain programs schedule satellite and mission operations in order to build out the underlying services for running the operations for our satellites. We promote a culture of engineering excellence, and the successful candidate should expect to participate in contributing to industry wide best practices.


  • This role seeks a mid-senior level engineer; 3+ years of experience writing python code to perform data management and API integrations
  • Knowledge of how to scale code with cloud computing resources, e.g. AWS/GCP/Azure
  • Extensive experience with writing unit and integration tests
  • Knowledge of CI/CD workflows and an understanding of the software lifecycle
  • Experience working collaboratively in a constantly evolving environment


  • Experience in working with orbital parameters, orbit propagation, mission planning and contact booking systems
  • Experience working at a software product company and with product owners
  • Experience using geospatial software, such as PostGIS
  • Experience with Docker


  • Call with our People Director to discuss the role in more detail as well as your own wants and needs. The call will last about 30 minutes
  • Video interview with Satellite Operations Manager
  • Technical discussion with wider Satellite Operations team
  • Video interview with CTO


  • Competitive base salary
  • Share options
  • 25 Days Holiday + Birthday Off
  • Hybrid office / remote (Wednesdays and Thursdays in the office in Central London)
  • 6 weeks Work from Anywhere
  • Home Office Budget
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Wellbeing Days
  • Generous parental leave policies
  • Family friendly policies
  • Perkbox
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Workplace Nursery Benefit scheme
  • Contribution towards switching to a renewable energy provider at home
  • Bi-weekly lunch & learn sessions
  • Office perks; regular team lunches

As part of our pre-employment screening process, we may undertake background checks on applicants who receive an offer of employment. We have in place appropriate policies and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing vetting data.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion at Satellite Vu

Satellite Vu is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity within our team. We strive to provide equality and fairness for all job applicants and employees, and never discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or physical differences.

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our ambition is for our team and its Board to be representative of the diversity in society, and for every employee to feel respected and able to bring their best selves to work.

Agencies/Recruiters: We will reach out if assistance is needed so, please be advised.

Satellite Vu does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our live roles on our career page. Satellite Vu will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to these unsolicited CVs. Satellite Vu explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited CVs, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Satellite Vu.


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