Junior Backend Software Engineer

Kayhan Space

Kayhan Space

Software Engineering
Broomfield, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Kayhan Space

Role: Junior Backend Software Engineer

Kayhan is building cloud-first solutions that provide mission-critical spaceflight safety services to satellite operators. Kayhan is seeking a Junior Backend Software Engineer to collaboratively develop the next generation of space traffic coordination systems.

About Kayhan Space

Kayhan Space is a mission-driven, venture-backed startup, building autonomous solutions for the space industry. Our Colorado-based company is committed to building an environment where innovation is rewarded, diversity is magnified, and ambition is not throttled.

At Kayhan, we have the goal of leaving a great legacy behind. Whatever you do, big or small, we want you to own it. Because that’s the legacy you’ll leave for others.

We are skiers, parents, musicians, campers, geeks, scientists, and pet lovers. While we may come from different backgrounds and have different opinions and interests, we are united around a common set of core values. Our mission drives everything we do!

We’re looking for ambitious team members who share our values and are ready to think bigger.

Our Core Values

Integrity: Integrity is paramount to our success as a company. Telling the truth and providing accurate data is crucial for space operations — otherwise, it can cost lives. Maintaining a high level of transparency allows the Kayhan team to provide an open workplace culture that supports professional growth and development across the organization.

Hard Work: We value hustlers who hold themselves accountable and who can think on their feet. Kayhan employees seek to establish and surpass goals that will allow us to reach new heights.

Diversity: At Kayhan Space, we want our employees to be empowered to shoot for the moon! Our company is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable team where members experience a sense of belonging. We believe these non-negotiables enhance the quality of our relationships with clients, partners, and vendors of all identities and backgrounds to make us a better, more effective organization.

Role Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing world-class SaaS services bringing space traffic coordination and spaceflight safety services to market
  • Collaborate with senior engineers and domain experts to design and implement algorithms
  • Participate in the software design lifecycle, contributing to proof of concept product development
  • Support the innovation and iteration process by incorporating feedback
  • Learn and apply API-first approaches to building software applications
  • Engage in a culture of continuous learning and professional development
  • Contribute to a positive engineering culture by participating in team activities and discussions

About You

You have a strong foundation in computer science principles and are excited to apply your knowledge to real-world problems. You are a quick learner who is open to feedback and eager to develop your skills. You are a team player who enjoys collaborating with others and contributing to a positive team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development & Kanban methodologies
  • Basic knowledge of cloud computing, preferably AWS (internships or academic projects acceptable)
  • Proficiency in Python and exposure to at least one system-level programming language (C, C++, Rust)
  • Understanding of software containerization and orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of software test methodologies
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment

Job Location

  • Denver, CO


  • Total compensation for this role is base salary + company equity
  • Colorado base salary range: $80-130k

Kayhan Space Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Equity
  • Great health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k
  • Lunch catered weekly for the Colorado office
  • Opportunity to have an impact on a global scale for space sustainability

Kayhan Space is an equal-opportunity employer. At Kayhan, we make all employment decisions, which include hiring, promoting, transferring, demoting, evaluating, compensating and separating, without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, age, national origin, pregnancy, disability, service in the uniform services, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.