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Platform Software Engineer, Loon

Software Engineering

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

About Loon: Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Loon combines advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Loon is the newest independent company within Alphabet. 

Overview: Loon is looking for teammates eager to contribute to software needs on our platforms - executing everything from shared platform services (e.g., telemetry services, log exfiltration, security, RPC services, time synchronization, health monitoring, and more) through control software that manages radios, gimbal pointing and routing configuration control.

Responsibilities:

  • Observe Loon embedded software needs broadly, propose solutions and achieve buy-in
  • Contribute to the Loon embedded codebase with little to no oversight
  • Mentor others through design and code review and debug/triage shadowing

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math, related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Coding experience in C++

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with IPv4/IPv6 networking (routing, nftables, ip-xfrm, hardware offload)
  • Experience interfacing with Linux kernel interfaces
  • Experience executing software deployment in hard-to-reach places
  • Ability to learn complex systems of systems
  • Excellent communication skills

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