Explore careers with our portfolio companies

Sr. Software DevOps Engineer

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Software Engineering
Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024



Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced Sr Software DevOps to join our growing team. Reporting to the Software Engineering Manager, the Sr Software DevOps will be responsible for the CI/CD pipeline of applications to help manage our ground segment, store and visualize spacecraft telemetry, and automate our mission control center. As a DevOps Engineer, you will bring technical expertise and a passion for successfully adopting container platforms and DevOps tools in development environments. The candidate will be a problem solver who enjoys coding and understands the impact containerization can bring to a DevOps workflow. This role understands the CI/CD pain points. It is excited about digging deep to implement an end-to-end containerized solution and working on a team, using systems administration, networking, and development experience to integrate the container technology stack into an overall DevOps solution delivering high reliability and consistency. The candidate should be able to design and code application software and services as needed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Automate CI/CD workflows allowing developers to focus on software design and development tasks
  • Implement containerized workflows using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Bitbucket, and other open-source solutions throughout CI/CD lifecycle
  • Understand software architecture to consult on accepted microservice application stacks and tailor to the development needs
  • Diagnose development and production environmental issues and introduce/implement technologies to solve them
  • Stay updated on the latest container platform releases and containerization techniques and share with the team
  • Bring DevOps culture to the organization to work as a unified team, from Development and Operations to stakeholders and management
  • Implement DevOps methodologies based on team goals, workflows, resources, and skill sets with the value-added proposition
  • Lead and advocate as containerization evangelist to the organization
  • Identify and deploy cybersecurity measures by continuously performing vulnerability assessment and risk management
  • Help implement automated continuous KPI-based performance/health monitoring and alerting and take proactive steps to avoid downtime and performance degradation
  • Incident management, root cause analysis, and steps to avoid similar incidents
  • Select and deploy appropriate CI/CD tools with the ability to articulate the need and plan
  • Strive for continuous improvements and help build continuous incremental development, continuous integration, and deployment pipeline
  • Mentor and guide the team members
  • Manage periodic timely reporting on the progress to the management and the team

Qualification and Skills

  • BS in Computer Science and 3+ years of DevOps and Applications development professional experience
  • The architecture of on/off-premises Kubernetes control plane, monitoring, artifact storage, and alerting system
  • Role Based on Access Control (RBAC) and network security policies
  • Developer training and documentation
  • Virtual and bare metal server setup, troubleshooting, and administration
  • Lead migration to a cloud provider (AWS, Azure)
  • Languages/DB: Bash, Python, JavaScript, Typescript, MongoDB
  • Several of the following automation tools: Bamboo or Jenkins, Terraform, Flux CD, Saltstack
  • Any of the following networking tools: Istio, Calico, Linux networking
  • Kubernetes on-premises deployment, configuration, and administration
  • Debian Ubuntu 18.04 and VMware administration, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Container (Docker, Kubernetes) creation, configuration, repair, and administration
  • Linux administration skills, including software packaging, distribution, and configuration
  • Experience with cloud computing AWS, Azure, on-prem data centers, a range of Git-based solutions (GitHub, GitLab), health monitoring, security, fault-tolerant, DB models
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals (IP, TCP, UDP, load balancing), including Linux network configuration with major distributions, Debian, RHEL
  • Experience with IaaS, PaaS, and cloud technologies
  • Experience with distributed application concepts and DevOps tools
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrable troubleshooting and debugging ability

Additional Differentiators

  • MS Computer Science and 5+ years of DevOps and Applications development professional experience
  • Experience in all aspects of the CI/CD pipeline, including deployments, monitoring, and feedback gathering
  • Recommended Certifications: CKA
  • Recommended languages: Go, C++


  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

Salary Range $120,000- $170,000

Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!

About Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com

Physical Demands

An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.

Work Environment

The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.


To comply with US Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the US Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].