Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
IJC Partners - San Francisco, CA

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Successful start-up seeks a world class CTO to take the company to the next level. The company is the fastest-moving space company on Earth. From back-of-the-napkin idea to in-orbit satellites in just over 1-year, we will eventually have over 100 satellites—upgraded regularly—in orbit at all times. We are building the first ever remote-sensing platform capable of delivering unique data multiple times per hour from any point on Earth.

Doing this requires us to solve some incredibly exciting challenges in the areas of spacecraft design and operation, remote sensing, radio frequency communications and big data processing. Currently we offer on-demand satellites making it possible for anyone with Internet access to control a satellite in space. No experience required. Some things we believe in Trust but verify.

Keep it simple. The simpler the better. An underdog can—and will—turn weakness into power. Purpose and laughter directly impact our health wellbeing.

Data will always outweigh anecdotes. Prove it with “Let me show youhellip” Happiness leads to productivity, not the other way around. What we are looking for We want people that are not afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard. At the company, you will Report directly to the CEO.

This is a core leadership role. Work closely with CEO to define and implement an integrated platform product strategy, and to execute against key milestones. Lead the technical team, and establish a first-class engineering environment that demonstrably adds to our value as a destination for top tier technical talent. Manage, grow and develop our team of experienced software engineers, operations personnel and data scientists.

Direct large-scale project management and project planning activities for the first-ever remote-sensing platform capable of delivering unique data multiple times per hour from any point on Earth. Lead development of an infrastructure that spans in-orbit satellites, global distributed ground stations and data processing. A background in C++LINUX, Ruby on Rails, DaaS, SaaS is required. In past roles, you ideally Managed the release of, or worked on development for an API.

Worked directly with remote sensors, or in data manipulation from remote sensors or other Geo-Information Systems (GIS). Facilitated communication, or played a direct role in the interface between hardware and software engineers. Example successful backgrounds Chief Technology Officer Head of Engineering Engineering Team Lead Engineering Director Senior Product Manager Platform Engineering If you like solving tough technical challenges while moving really fast — and if you’ve ever been inspired by space — we saved a seat for you. Enjoy great benefits We offer salary to live on, equity to retire on and health benefits in the meantime.

Not to mention the perks of working in space, and a few little things to keep you smiling. You’ll have a personal stake in the future of the company with Competitive Salary, Equity Compensation and a Relocation Package We want you to Stay Healthy with multiple options for medical, dental and vision insurance Enjoy our spacious, open plan office in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco, near restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops and more Run, walk or commute with Free On-site Parking for your car or bike Enjoy Flexible Hours, because we value the work more than face time in the office—realistically, company average for executives is 50-hours per week When you need a vacation, take one—we believe that work and play should not always be mutually exclusive, though we absolutely value our relaxation Every Friday we bring in Catered Lunch for our regular team meeting, and cater most meals during satellite integration sprints Cravings shouldn’t interrupt a good flow, so we have a Stocked Kitchen with snacks and the occasional ice cream sandwich to keep you fueled If you’re invited to speak at a conference We’ll Cover Travel for you, because we want to promote both personal and professional growth Experience the WOW Factor when you tell friends “I do cool things. In space!” C++, Python, Ruby on Rails, DaaS, SaaS