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Charter Space

Charter Space

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Software Engineer (Frontend)

Job Posted
November 15, 2022 3:19 PM
Last Edited
November 15, 2022 3:19 PM
Los Angeles

What we’re looking for

Charter is seeking a frontend engineer who driven to learn, grow, and win with the team. You’ll help with establishing culture and navigating the chaos inherent to startups. You will be responsible for building and scaling core components of Charter, and pitch in to steer our key architecture and technology towards allowing us to solve difficult problems with elegant and practical code.

Who you are

Infinitely curious, with a penchant for systematic and methodical thinking, and willing to learn and grow on the job. If you think about solving problems in terms of progressive steps and pipelines that look like A → B → C → ... → Z, we want you.
You should also:
Thrive in a fast-paced environment which revolves around cross-disciplinary interaction and remote collaboration;
Have a passion for space and the capacity to learn fast, and be excited about contributing your talents to and making an impact in a rapidly expanding market;
Have a strong bias to action;
(Preferably) have some prior experience in the space industry;
Align with our values; and
Fundamentally believe that great change for the better is possible, if only we have the right cause, team, and timing.

A day in the life as a Frontend Engineer:

Writing code :)
Collaborating with the engineering team via pair programming sessions and discussions on slack / google meet / zoom to ship features and overcome engineering challenges.
Reviewing Merge Requests, providing helpful feedback during code reviews and teaching your peers.
Responding to issues / bug reports.
Offering technical advice to the rest of the team where needed.
Refining user stories and ironing out technical requirements that can be worked on.
Working with the CTO / CEO in your one-on-one meetings to grow your own career.


Be curious about how things work, and constantly seek to improve.
Collaboratively define, scope, prioritize, and estimate work.
Be organised and self sufficient, pick new work autonomously, working to unblock yourself when stuck either by reaching out for help or finding other solutions.
Drive helpful conversations around technical issues and engineering practices, suggesting improvements and ideas as you see them.
Review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback during code reviews.
Deliver complex code / features that are easily to maintain, and adheres to atomic design principles.
Document your knowledge where necessary.
Balance speed and quality, with a focus on tangible results.


We care more about hiring people that have a track record of caring deeply about their work than checking all of the qualifications off. So whether you meet all the qualifications or a partial set, we want to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

Excellent communication skills.
>2 years of experience as a full-time professional software engineer.
Experience with Typescript.
Solid ReactJs Fundamentals.
Experience working in Linux / Unix environments.
Working experience with Git.
Experience with Test Driven Development.
Experience working in agile teams.
Experience working asynchronously in a remote, distributed team.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to think critically about system design and software engineering concepts, and apply them with pragmatism based on project needs.
Fast and independent learner.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience developing, operating and maintaining web applications in production environments.
Experience with NextJs / Vercel.
Experience with CSS and HTML.
Experience working with product and design teams in product development lifecycles.
Experience (personal / professional) in any statically typed backend languages( e.g. Golang, Rust, Java, C#, C++, Typescript).
Knowledge of Server Side Rendering practices and principles.
Exposure to development and maintenance of Design Systems.
Exposure to pair programming.
Exposure to backend systems.
Experience with AWS tools / services

Compatible Time Zones

Our current team members are distributed across different time zones including:
GMT-8 (Los Angeles)
GMT+0 (London)
GMT+1 (Sweden)
GMT+8 (Singapore)
Although we've found that it's easier to collaborate when everyone's in a similar time zone, if you're willing to stay up late or get up early, so are we.

About Us

Charter is building the new industry standard for satellite logistics.

How to Apply

Does this role sound like a good fit? Apply to us here!