Software Engineering Team Leader

Spire, United Kingdom

Live Better

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

The Role:

Spire’s Space Services API team develops the interfaces used by our customers to design, test, deploy and operate space-based software applications. In some cases these applications run on standard Spire hardware, and in some cases on hosted payloads custom-designed by us or our customers. 

As a software engineer on the Space Services APIs team, you’ll help develop and maintain our customer facing APIs both on the satellite and on the ground.  This currently includes interfacing with our disruption tolerant networking stack for both space to ground and inter-satellite links, our satellite bus and ground services that allow customers to task their satellite payloads and upload code and configuration.

You’ll also help drive the product forward by developing new features and services to help customers more easily onboard onto the service and scale their payload constellation.

You will interface with the product function and our technical program managers to develop elegant technical solutions to customer needs together with a team of developers distributed  between Europe and the US. Key engineering partners include the constellation pipeline team, the constellation optimization team, the satellite platform team, and the program managers.

You will be part of a nimble and autonomous team, yet have access to resources of the rest of Spire’s 150+ person engineering organization including SREs, security engineers, and infrastructure tooling.

Technologies we use:

  • Python 
  • C++
  • Elasticsearch/Kibana
  • Terraform
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes (AWS EKS)

Basic qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience as a software engineer
  • Designing and implementing robust and scalable APIs.
  • Developing and deploying distributed applications on AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Professional experience working in at least one interpreted language.
  • Experience working on a customer facing product.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications

The list below includes things that we would love to see in a candidate:

  • Experience developing software for resource constrained environments like embedded ARM devices
  • Experience writing Python
  • Experience writing C++
  • Experience with Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, and debugging operational application issues.
  • Experience building and maintaining data pipelines
  • In-depth knowledge of API design principles and best practices, caching strategies, and designing for resiliency and scalability.
  • Strong relational and non-relational database skills.


Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.






About Spire

Our mission is to give every person the power to control their own mental and physical health by capturing realtime bio-signals and making the data useful and actionable. We are the recognized market leader in continuous respiration sensing, real-time interventions, and actionable feedback. Our Spire Stone product is sold in Apple Stores globally, we’ve received over 1200 five-star Amazon reviews, and we’re recommended by thousands of health professionals worldwide. Our platform processes over 20 billion data-points per day and our reach extends across the globe. Having experienced continuous growth since launch, we continue to invest in extending the breadth and scope of the outcomes our technology can deliver. We are currently working with partners across a range of mental and physical health conditions such as sleep, asthma, COPD, respiratory depression, and more. We are a small, diverse team dedicated to providing easy ways for people to improve their health. Our team includes leaders in hardware and software engineering, algorithms, marketing, healthcare, and operations from four different continents.


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