Software Dev Engr , Kuiper Solutions Engineering Team


Northridge, CA, USA

Full time

$115-223.6k (annually)

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Mar 4


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

This role is responsible for designing, building out, and maintaining critical APIs and interfaces to link Kuiper capabilities to US Government customers such as NASA, DoD, and other National Security customers. You will develop forward-looking software services for mission critical space safety and sustainability applications which will automatically coordinate with external systems and organizations rapidly, reliably, and at scale. 

Security Clearance: Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance of TS/SCI, so you must be a U.S. citizen for consideration.

Key job responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Utilize network topology understanding and Software Defined Networking / network operations experience to interface with the Kuiper network team to develop APIs and other enabling interface software to meet unique customer needs
  • Demonstrate the capabilities of the interfaces and architectures you define in a simulated test environment you help develop
  • Solve complex technical problems related to the use of the Kuiper constellation for government customers as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure systems meet Kuiper and US Government performance needs including availability, reliability, upgradeability, interoperability, and security requirements
  • Effectively communicate project health, risks and issues to stakeholders and management teams
  • Escalate urgent issues appropriately and drive them to closure in a timely manner
  • Provide visualizations, document results, and communicate them across multi-disciplinary project teams

About the team

The Kuiper Solutions Engineering team is a multi-disciplinary technology team involved in developing and delivering targeted and scalable solutions for custom satellite and ground applications, including United States and allied government customers. 


  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language


  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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