About Capella:

Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour. At Capella you’ll work in a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success.

Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!


About the Team:

The tasking and scheduling team is responsible for building, maintaining, and improving the software and systems responsible for constellation management and activity scheduling. You will be working cross-functionally with Capella’s Space Operations, Ground System Engineering, Product Engineering, and Sales teams to build an industry-leading Earth observation satellite tasking system.

As part of the space operations team, you will be interacting on a daily basis with other software engineers, spacecraft operators, satellite engineers, and data product engineers to develop a highly autonomous spacecraft operations system. You will have a demonstrable track record of working with complex systems, understanding system capabilities, and setting the engineering development path for making complex technologies easy to use.

About the Role:

The Constellation Tasking team is looking for a Software Engineer to expand our constellation tasking and scheduling platform. Your mission will be to build systems which enable customers and Capella to schedule our constellation responsively and predictably.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Architect and develop the internal software services which power our customer facing scheduling platform.
  • Develop external APIs which expose enhanced scheduling capabilities to customers.
  • Scale software systems as customer demand and the Capella constellation size increases.
  • Full service ownership by measuring performance, creating alerts, being on call, and responding to incidents and performance anomalies

The position is available in San Francisco, CA, or Louisville, CO

Must Haves:

Experience building customer facing APIs in languages such as Python or Javascript.

Experience with software architecture and system design.

Excellent communications skills, ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and enjoyment of learning from and teaching other team new skills.



Knowledge of modeling complex space systems in particular interacting subsystems and constraints.

Knowledge of mathematical optimization fields such as convex optimization, integer programming, and dynamic programming.

Experience building services that leverage cloud-based infrastructure and tooling such as AWS.



In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending

Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance


401(k) Plan

Flexible PTO

Gourmet-style, Daily Lunch

Capella Community Events

Equity Commuter and Parking benefits

Parental Leave

Dog-friendly Work Environment (SF)

Cell and Internet Monthly Stipend

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