Software Engineer - Full Stack

Software · Austin, Texas
Department Software
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity. This position can be located in our Santa Barbara office or fully remote.

Our mission: Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet’s most pressing needs. We’re helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to be a key full-stack contributor to our internal and customer-facing web applications. The individual filling this position will collaborate with product owners and multidisciplinary engineering teams to develop and maintain the software that delivers customer data collected by our autonomous satellite operations. As an early contributor, they will play a key role in Umbra’s efforts toward redefining how space radar data is consumed. This position can be located in Santa Barbara CA, Austin TX, or Fully Remote. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Build, test, and maintain applications that task our satellites and deliver data collected by them. 
  • Build, test and maintain Canopy, our commercial customer order and delivery web platform
  • Balance ownership of technical tasks and collaboration with other software engineers and internal stakeholders
  • Help establish and adhere to DevOps practices that ensure that customer and satellite-operational needs are met with quality and performance

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience in relevant discipline
  • Good communications skills, ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and willingness to learn new skills and technology
  • 2+ years of professional experience developing highly available web services with server-side scripting languages, preferably TypeScript/Node, Python
  • 2+ years of experience designing, developing, testing intuitive and well documented commercial RESTful API
  • Demonstrated foundational understanding of software architecture, event-driven microservices, interface design, and automated testing patterns
  • 2+ years of professional experience with modern SPA development frameworks/libraries, preferably React
  • Strong understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Experience with SQL, database-backed applications, and relational database concepts

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience designing and documenting commercial APIs with Swagger/OpenAPI
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure monitoring principles, best practices, and implementation
  • Solid understanding of cloud and application security, access control, and identity management
  • Experience building custom GIS applications, STAC, or other imagery catalog APIs
  • Experience with GIS, spatiotemporal assets, or geospatial mapping tools, e.g. Cesium, Mapbox, WebGL


  • Flexible Time Off & Sick
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(k)
  • Stock Options

In-Office Perks (if not Remote)

  • Standing desks
  • Downtown HQ with Free Snacks & Drinks
  • Free Parking
  • Catered lunches

Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

ITAR/EAR Requirements:

This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

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