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Senior Software Applications Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Materials & Processes Engineer, Staff who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Software Applications Engineer who will primarily be responsible for developing database driven tools to support Mission Integration and Operations (MI&O). This position reports to The Increment Logistics Senior Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our Houston HQ facility.


  • Partner with various teams within MI&O and collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and understand software requirements.
  • Design, develop, test, and maintain software solutions that interact with databases and connect to external programs through APIs.
  • Create and optimize database queries, ensuring efficient and reliable data retrieval and storage.
  • Coordinate with or IT and Digital Transformation teams to manage the database disaster recovery and backup plan as well as ensure connectivity the Axiom digital thread.
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, from concept and design to testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Implement and adhere to SDL methodologies to deliver high-quality software within established timelines.
  • Stay current with emerging trends and technologies in software development, especially in the areas of database management, APIs, and integration.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for software applications, addressing bugs, issues, and enhancements as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years’ application development experience in an enterprise environment or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Proficiency with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Python, Java, C++, or C#.
  • Strong core development skills and understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively.
  • Problem-solving mindset with a proactive approach to challenges.
  • Experience delivering software in an enterprise environment.
  • Familiarity with performing work in an Agile environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate is a plus.
  • Experience with Appian and/or Alteryx preferred but not required.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.