Senior Security Software Developer
San Francisco
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Senior Security Software Developer

San Francisco


About the Company

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.

Our products are data analytics APIs consumed by governments and small businesses alike seeking best in class information on weather, maritime activity, aviation activity, or looking to leverage our space program to launch and operate custom hardware.


Spire is hiring a Security Software Developer to work on monitoring, traffic analysis, intrusion detection, access control, etc. You’ll report directly to Spire’s VP of Infrastructure, and act as an expert resource to our software PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and applications teams helping shape and implement Spire Security Controls. 

Our team’s approach is centered around managing risk and achieving compliance through automation rather than procedures, and through DevSecOps rather than pure centralization. You’ll navigate and actualize the Spire Security Controls considering both security and engineering velocity, and help guide teams through software architecture and implementation, operational concerns, and documentation.

We are looking for someone who’s excited about security, data and space, and likes to move fast, iterate quickly, and work with small, global autonomous teams of highly capable people that care deeply about what they do.


Design and develop security software. This may be greenfield development, by integrating off the shelf tooling, or a combination of the two

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Design and develop security software. This may be greenfield development, integrating off the shelf tooling, or a combination of the two.
  • Shape a high speed security strategy based on automation and DevSecOps.
  • Partner with the PaaS team to help shape and implement their roadmap for CI/CD, Kubernetes, networking, logging, monitoring, and so forth from a security standpoint
  • Partner with developers that use the software platform to help shape and implement their application roadmaps from a security standpoint
  • Act as hands on expert resource throughout the implementation in design, code review, and implementation of security systems in general
  • Design and implement Spire Security Controls

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years working experience in software engineering
  • Computer science degree or equivalent work experience spanning cloud technologies, networking and cryptography
  • Experience with compiled languages and interpreted languages 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Strong written communications
  • Demonstrated history of solving security problems hands on at the code level 
  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure and security, both conceptually and hands on 
  • Deep knowledge of cloud tooling, including Kubernetes, Helm, Spinnaker, Terraform, etc
  • Proven experience implementing security controls in a previous role
  • Development in Go, Java, and Python
  • Highly detailed oriented and completeness driven; won’t stop until it’s done done, and done properly
  • Drive to expose yourself to state of the art in security and incorporating it into your work. See the big picture, understand where the world is heading, and instinctively know the right way to do things.
  • Ability to enact change gracefully by default; inspiring people to want to contribute to and collaborate on security through teaching and individual contributions, rather than by hitting people over the head.


  • Experience with FedRamp, CMMC / NIST 800-171, ISO 27k
  • Experience translating complex concepts and solutions into documents required for security framework compliance and certification (i.e. a set of System Security Plans).


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.





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