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Full-Stack Software Engineer, Application Software



Software Engineering
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for Full-Stack Software Engineers, reporting to Senior Manager, Application Software Engineering, to support the development of the systems that will be required for the design and manufacture of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. As a software engineer on our growing team, you'll have an opportunity to learn and grow under the mentorship of seasoned engineers from aerospace and big tech, building powerful software that helps expand humanity into space.

This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Long Beach location.


  • Work with team to design and implement web applications using modern frontends and application servers, that consume apis and micro-services in a heterogeneous environment
  • Work with team to design and implement backends including data modeling, apis, and supporting pipelines
  • Rapidly iterate on tooling and design new applications as the company grows
  • Influence and adopt software practices and patterns that will scale to what will eventually become a very large codebase and team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, or other engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Experience building, shipping, and supporting complex, data-intensive full-stack software applications

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working on ambiguous problems
  • Production DevOps experience (Docker and K8s preferred)
  • Experience working with multiple programming languages
  • Experience working with time series data and databases
  • Experience with CAD software and the hardware engineering processes
  • Experience with API design
  • Experience with one or more of the following platforms and frameworks
    • React, Vue or similar
    • NextJS
    • GraphQL
    • Nodejs
    • OAuth
    • Terraform
    • PostgreSQL, MySQL, or SQL Server

Pay Range:

  • Full-stack Software Engineer I: $105,000 - $135,000
  • Full-stack Software Engineer II: $130,000 - $165,000

Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.