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Inversion was founded in 2021 with the mission to build the first affordable, high cadence return capability for the commercial and defense space industries. With launching to space becoming cheap and frequent, comparable options for return must become available to allow for a robust economy in space. We believe in a future where returning from space is as common as launching to space. Inversion is building reentry vehicles faster and cheaper than ever before through a focus on simplicity.
This next-generation class of space vehicle will finally be able to provide high-frequency return of research, goods, supplies, and equipment that is critical for all future commercial activities and supply chains in space. With launch costs at an all-time low and dropping, now is the time to build these round-trip capabilities. Inversion has ambitious goals with strong financial backing to make this a reality.
As Inversion's Head of Software Engineering, you will spearhead the creation, design, and leadership of Inversion's flight software, GNC, ground software, and mission operations teams. Your leadership will extend to every vehicle we fly, and the infrastructure used to develop, produce, and operate our next-generation reentry vehicles. We are seeking a "founder in the making", someone with a vision to expand and revolutionize the software landscape within Inversion. You will be given the autonomy and resources to actualize your vision, setting a distinct course for the future of our software capabilities. Your influence will be instrumental in shaping what we build. The impact of your role will be felt in every mission we fly and even beyond our current plans, as your strategic direction will dictate the direction of our vehicles and the influence of software to expand their capabilities. This is an unparalleled opportunity to leave a profound mark on the future of Inversion. Joining Inversion in this capacity offers a unique chance to make a change to an early-stage startup. Here, you will be able to have an impact on an entirely new form of transportation in a dynamic and exciting setting that fosters innovation, agility, and growth.
In this role, you will be an integral part of a small cohort of experienced leaders tasked with shaping the future of engineering at Inversion.
The California annual base salary for this role is currently $200,000 - $350,000. Pay Grades are determined by role, level, location, and alignment with market data. Individual pay will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: interviews and an assessment of several factors that are unique to each candidate, job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and internal equity.
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