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.
As a Space Weather Software Engineer, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of a small but growing team in Glasgow, UK to develop, extend, and improve space weather data processing pipelines, associated data assimilation models, and customer APIs. The data are collected from Spire's growing constellation of 3U CubeSats at Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and from other data providers. The Software Engineer will be integrated in the design, implementation, and continual improvement of Spire's Space Weather Modelling Center (SWMC) for using both GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) data and data from other sensors such as ionosondes.
You will develop the pipeline primarily in Python (using parallel methods where appropriate) and implement it with cloud computing infrastructure along with Docker containers. Scaling the processing pipeline and data assimilation models is a must, as Spire has ambitious plans to maintain a constellation of over 100 CubeSats within the next few years. A highly reliable system is also paramount, so be prepared to take a unit-test driven approach in the design and implementation. This is an exciting opportunity to work with data derived on orbit, hundreds of kilometers above Earth's surface!
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