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Software Engineer, Networks

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Kepler designs, builds, launches, and operates an advanced network of low earth orbit satellites with the ultimate goal of bringing the internet to outer space.

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Kepler is on a Mission to bring the internet to space. Incorporated in 2015, Kepler’s guiding star is to enable the space economy through the creation of a communication network in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) that will provide connectivity services to other space missions, be they on orbit in LEO, MEO, GEO, or beyond. With an expanding base of early customers and our first 19 satellites in orbit, Kepler is continuing to grow and expand its most important asset – the Team! Based out of our HQ in Toronto and with an office in the UK and a newly formed office in the US we are building towards a truly global company delivering a product for the whole world.
Kepler is designing a network architecture to bring the internet to space. This network will enable communication between our constellation of LEO satellites and other space-based assets. Working closely with the Network Architect, the Senior Software Engineer, Networks will be developing, implementing and operating this infrastructure to deliver a modern, flexible, high throughput, low latency network virtualization architecture. To be successful in the role, you will be implementing custom networking protocols, wireless technologies, network security, quality of service, communications infrastructure, and network management tools. You will have deep networking and routing software development experience, including hands-on experience delivering network virtualization software and application security.
Option to work from home (100% remote) available.


    • Work closely with network architect to build and deploy user segment of space Internet service.
    • Work with other teams to integrate and develop user segment software.
    • Take ownership for the design and development of all SDN and SD-WAN controllers
    • Design and build a network simulator for the Internet in space service
    • Develop tools for the network operations team to obtain telemetry and monitor Kepler’s network infrastructure[
    • Develop tools for the network operations team to maintain and configure Kepler’s network infrastructu


    • Bachelor’s Degree in a technology related field or equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree.
    • 5+ years with BGP, MPLS, ISIS, and/or OSPF.
    • 5+ years working in a Linux/Unix environment.
    • 5+ years experience with OpenFlow, Open vSwitch, SwitchDev, or similar network virtualization experience.
    • 3+ years experience in automating network tasks via Bash/shell or Python.
    • 3+ years experience with systems programming in C and/or C++.
    • Deep experience with L2, L3, and L4 technologies, routing, and transport protocols.

Bonus Points:

    • Experience deploying to OpenStack distributions in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environments.
    • Experience with network simulators such as ns-3 or mininet.
    • Experience designing SDN and/or SD-WAN controllers.
    • Experience with security protocols such as IPSec, MacSec
    • Experience with Linux kernel routing, bridging, etc.
    • Experience troubleshooting full-path Internet related issues.
    • Experience with best practices in application, server, and network security.
    • Experience with orchestrating and running large-scale IaaS systems.
    • Experience with Ansible, Salt, Chef, or Puppet.
    • Experience using continuous integration testing systems such as GitLab CI or Jenkins.
Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.
As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People Culture team, through our Career Page to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

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Kepler designs, builds, launches, and operates an advanced network of low earth orbit satellites with the ultimate goal of bringing the internet to outer space. 

Today, Kepler serves the needs of the earth by connecting machines all around the world using its satellites on orbit and other complementary networks. Through a host of compatible partner equipment, we make it easy to use satellite communications in your solution and route data over the best networks.

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