At Vast, our mission is to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space. We are building artificial gravity space stations, allowing long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Our initial crewed space habitat will be Haven-1, scheduled to be the world’s first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025. Our team is all-in, committed to executing our mission safely and on time. If you want to work with the most talented people on Earth furthering space exploration for humanity, come join us.

As a New Graduate Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development of the systems that will be required for the operation of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. If you are a recent graduate with a strong academic background in software development, and you're eager to contribute to cutting-edge projects, we invite you to explore the possibilities with us.

Responsibilities: 

  • Apply your prior knowledge to real world applications in the space industry
  • Work collaboratively with a talented team of experienced and diverse engineers 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • At least 1 year of academic and/or internship experience writing and developing software (C++, Python, Javascript, Go, or other)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Git, Pull Requests, IDEs, and Debuggers
  • Experience with Linux, Computer Networking (IP/UDP/TCP), and Docker
  • Experience working in a continuous build and test environment
  • Experience working on ambiguous problems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a professional team environment
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt in a dynamic startup environment
  • Engineering problem solving capabilities
  • Application of technical skills outside of the classroom (examples include: extracurricular projects, volunteering, personal projects, laboratory research, or prior internship/work experience)
  • Self-directed with a positive attitude and team spirit

Teams you could be a part of:

  • Ground Software
  • Flight Software
  • Software Reliability & Test
  • Mission Software

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to be on site daily at our HQ in Long Beach
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed 
Salary Range: California
$95,000$112,000 USD
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
 
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.

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The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
 

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Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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