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Backend Engineer


The Role

Backend Engineer


Offices in Austin and Houston with in-office, hybrid and remote employment possibilities. We want you to work wherever makes you feel good.

The Company

SkyFi is democratizing access to earth observation and other geospatial data. Accessing, using, & buying satellite imagery is extremely hard. For small businesses and individuals, it is impossible. Until now. We are building a platform to connect anyone to aerial imagery.

What we do has tremendous potential to solve meaningful problems in our world. Anyone can get empowered with the same technology at their fingertips. Detecting bridges that are about to break, checking the health of crops, tracking the evolution of endangered species, and introducing use cases that we don’t even know yet. Grab the chance to be part of this. Join a team of open-minded, dynamic people solving new challenges, working on new technology in an exciting market with immense growth. SkyFi is the place for you.

The Job

We are looking for a software engineer with solid backend experience. The ideal candidate would be interested in learning more about the fascinating Earth Observation industry, would need minimal supervision, and would excel while working on challenging, loosely defined problems. Our team is in a place where software development goes hand in hand with learning about satellites.

The responsibilities consist of end-to-end ownership of the problem at hand:

Design, deliver and maintain a system that enables the integration of multiple Earth Observation service providers, exposes APIs, and maximizes uptime and fault tolerance.

Collaborate with product, design and operations teams to gather requirements.

Partner with fellow engineers to architect, develop and scale the product, while keeping operational issues in mind

Mentor and support your fellow teammates.

Drive ongoing efficiency and reliability improvements that improve the quality of the systems.


Solid computer science fundamentals

Solid software design and development skills

Experience in relational databases

Comfortable managing large data sets using techniques like partitioning and sharding

Experience developing, documenting, maintaining, and integrating REST APIs

Interested in working Python, Postgres, geospatial and temporal datasets, and image manipulation

Preferably have experience with Google Cloud Platform

Preferably have experience in SaaS product companies developing and supporting 24/7 services

Preference for early-stage projects

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone has access to aerial imagery. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

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