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Back End Software Developer

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


We are building rockets, moon landers and space-grade parts over here, none of which happens without reliable tools, innovative thinking, and collaboration. Firefly Aerospace is tackling problems in the new space market, which means we have opportunities to extract the best processes from heritage space development and combine that with todays available technology to provide beautiful solutions for these challenges.

The Information Technology (IT) and Information Engineering (IE) Departments work together to support the flow of information across the organization, build new software tools making production more efficient, and supply organizational pathways to share and distribute technical information to our customers and partners.

As a Software Developer at Firefly Aerospace, youll be pushing the boundaries of data intensive software development to build scalable, complex systems. As a member of a startup organization, youll have the opportunity to truly drive the creation of data analytics platforms, enterprise resource planning systems, and spearhead new projects that directly improve our ability to design, build, test, and launch rockets. Firefly is growing and we need capable people. Our fast-paced environment is exciting and full of growth opportunities.


  • Design scalable, data intensive software architectures
  • Drive the ideation of next generation systems
  • Develop across the entire backend software stack, from database design and API creation to building asynchronous job processing systems
  • Troubleshoot software reliability and performance issues



  • Proficient in backend development with Django and Django REST Framework
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relational database design (Preferably PostgreSQL)
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills; excellent at communicating technical solutions and viewpoints
  • Enthusiasm for autonomy and an eagerness to tackle problems without requiring detailed instructions
  • Understanding of git-based version control systems such as GitHub, Bitbucket, and Gitlab
  • Experience building and maintaining complex, microservice based applications involving large data payloads
  • Deep understanding of data structures and algorithms as well as software design patterns
  • Focus on writing well tested and carefully designed code, with a strong understanding of Python testing frameworks (Pytest, Unittest)
  • Experience working with XML/RPC and JSON/RPC


  • Experience working with NoSQL databases (Preferably MongoDB)
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience based on 3 years work experience for every 1 year of education
  • Understanding of containerized development using Docker as well as familiarity with CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with other languages such as PowerShell, VBA
  • Experience with the Atlassian Suite of tools (JIRA, Confluence) and ERP Software (such as Odoo V12, NetSuite, or Oracle Fusion)
  • Experience developing with web sockets and ASGI servers (Daphne, Uvicorn)

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Cedar Park , Back End Software Developer, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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