Full Stack Software Developer
Leesburg, VA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Full Stack Software Developer
Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg
Job ID 2021-1969
Category Engineering
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 motivated Software Developer III to join our team of engineers supporting our real time operations. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for development and an interest in space. This position will provide mission critical software applications to support the Iridium Satellite Operations Center's real-time team. In this role, you'll gain valuable experience and knowledge while working in a dynamic environment that requires new and innovative tools to solve and provide insight to complex scenarios, while maintaining the mission for our customers. The development projects will encompass a broad range of skills, ranging from small scripts to large scale software applications.

What You'll Do:

    Provide systems engineering to maintain, re-imagine, and develop new processes, architectures, and software tools focused on continuous process improvement and more efficient operations
  • Modernize existing operational tools and software in order to provide streamlined, automated, and mechanized satellite ground operations, with a focus on creating an integrated tool suite versus many isolated applications
  • Work with a small team of Satellite Operations and Development Engineers to establish software development standards and best practices
  • Establish and maintain the software configuration management repository, as well as the software development, test, and build environments
  • Facilitate coordination with software and hardware engineers from other teams for software installation, upgrades, and troubleshooting
  • Independently provide support, real-time investigation and troubleshooting for all real-time operations anomalies related to the mission critical real-time software applications

What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions or come up with solutions
  • Be comfortable managing upward, including being a proactive communicator and asking for help when needed
  • Have confidence and be able to establish valuable relationships with others
  • Must be able to prioritize key tasks and have a strong sense of ownership over your work
  • Be active in seeking out ways to continuously improve yourself and gain new knowledge
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and capable of learning new technologies as they will be working in a dynamic and evolving operational environment which at times requires rapid response from the support and development functions.
Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related technical discipline or a combination of technical experience in the area of software development.
  • 5+ years of related software development experience
  • Candidates should be proficient in several programming languages
  • Candidate must be proficient in a LINUX operating system as well as standard PC usage and applications.
  • Knowledge of and experience with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle process
    • Configuration Management (Git)
    • Software Build Management (Apache Maven)
    • Project Tracking (Jira)
    • Process Automation (Jenkins)
  • Programming Languages (Python, Perl, Java, Javascript)
  • Knowledge of Full-Stack Web Application Development
    • Front-end (HTML, CSS, ReactJs, Bootstrap)
    • Back-end (NodeJS, Express, Java)
    • Testing (Jest, Mocha)
    • Database (MongoDB, MySQL)
    • API (RESTful Web Services)

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

  • Knowledge or familiarity of Spring Boot, Spring, ActiveMQ, JBoss Business Rules (Drools), Redis, Docker, Agile Software Development, Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Experience developing software tools and applications for a real-time operations environment.

We also need you to:

  • US citizenship required

Iridium requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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