Mountain View, CA (HQ)
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.
Our Temporospatial Software Defined Network (TS-SDN) is designed to operate aerospace networks with complex, time-dynamic physical topologies. It’s purpose-built to control and orchestrate networks based on the location and orientation of assets, the relationships between those assets and their constraints, and the quality of wireless communications as assets move through space and time. Loon uses this infrastructure to directly control its mesh & backhaul network; it tasks gimbals and radios to optimize and enact the wireless network topology and radio resource plan in conjunction with the network routing, which it realizes by programming a forwarding fabric that spans satellites, balloons, ground stations, and terrestrial routers.
We’re looking for a backend Software Engineer to help us develop new SDN features, identify scaling bottlenecks, and improve the scalability and robustness of the infrastructure.
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