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Ground Software Manager

Muon Space

Muon Space

Mountain View, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

About the role

Muon seeks a Ground Software Engineering Manager to join our Ground and Data Software team. The ideal candidate is a capable people manager and has experience organizing and directing complex software projects throughout a complete lifecycle from concept to delivery and ongoing operations. Our team broadly owns all the software systems that enable Muon to communicate with our satellites and process payload data into end-products, including infrastructure, networks, and applications like mission control software, data pipelines, and customer-facing APIs.


  • Guide a team of software engineers that are developing Muon’s ground software systems
  • Recruit and plan for an organization that will scale to meet the demands of the business as it grows
  • Hire new team members to build the capabilities and capacity of the team
  • Be the driving force behind having a technically excellent engineering team by mentoring team members and setting high standards
  • Translate high-level mission concepts into the team’s requirements, development strategy, and goals. Communicate these goals inward and outward.
  • Collaborate closely with our Flight Software, Operations, Systems, and RF teams to resolve design strategy and requirements ambiguity
  • Create an inclusive, collaborative, and team-oriented culture that fosters high productivity and opportunities for growth
  • Identify and implement processes, tools, and infrastructure that help accelerate our design and development effort
  • Own the end-to-end development from product concept to delivery to customer/market
  • Excitement to tackle diverse opportunities week to week


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years direct management experience of 5+ people
  • 7+ years experience on high performing software teams
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a high-performing technical team
  • Experience owning complex software systems from design through to production
  • Proficiency in common programming languages such as Python, Go, or C++
  • Experience building and executing on technical roadmaps
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Nice-to-have Skills

  • Experience with networking, Linux systems, and common cloud provider environments (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Familiarity with Information Security best practices
  • Experience smoothly deploying continuously evolving data services to customers

ITAR/EAR Requirements

This position requires access to export controlled information. To conform to U.S. Government export regulations applicable to that information, applicant must either be (A) a U.S. person, defined as a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (green card holder), (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, (B) eligible to access the export controlled information without a required export authorization, or (C) eligible and reasonably likely to obtain the required export authorization from the applicable U.S. government agency. The Company may, for legitimate business reasons, decline to pursue any export licensing process.


The salary range for this role is 95K-190K and will depend on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as defined during the interview process.

About Muon Space

Founded in 2021, Muon Space is an end-to-end Space Systems Provider that designs, builds, and operates LEO satellite constellations delivering mission-critical data. Our revolutionary, integrated technology stack enables customers to optimize every dimension of their missions for faster time-to-orbit and superior constellation remote sensing performance. Our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Silicon Valley is optimized for manufacturing spacecraft and rapid, flexible payload integration at scale. From climate monitoring to national security, Muon Space is dedicated to delivering Earth Intelligence for a safer and more resilient world.

Taking Care of Our Team

At Muon salary is only part of our total compensation package. In addition to salary, we provide equity compensation as well as benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, life insurance, and an employee development program. We also offer three weeks paid vacation for new employees, along with 12 paid holidays, unlimited sick time and paid parental leave.

Our mission embraces the entire planet and we believe our team should too. Muon is dedicated to creating a diverse and dynamic company and workforce. We believe in equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We value diversity in the workplace, and that starts with our applicants. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't check all the boxes, and we look forward to reviewing your application! In addition, if you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.