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Space Systems Engineer

Company: Private Space Company
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

About the CompanyBy 2050, there will be 10 billion people living on this planet; a number that poses many questions regarding food security, water, energy, and the impact of our activities on the global ecosystem. We believe we can only improve what we can measure. Our mission is to provide the world a vital tool that can weave actionable intelligence to manage global resources. We are a private space company building the next generation of Earth observation spacecraft enabled by artificial intelligence.
Job SummarySending satellites to space is a challenging task, and our group is focused on developing an atmosphere of knowledge and collaboration to get us there. We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, altruistic individual with excellent teamwork skills to join our leadership team as a Space Systems Engineer. This role requires a self-starter who will be regularly expected to make autonomous decisions regarding components, design, and system integration while managing a team of engineers and scientists. In this environment, you will work closely with team members to identify challenges and quickly implement solutions. Your hard work will aid in creating an advanced earth observation constellation for positive global impact.
Job Responsibilities

  • Lead a small team to plan, design, construct, and operate a next-generation CubeSat constellation architecture for Earth observation
  • Perform system and vehicle level trade studies to integrate cutting-edge commercial solutions while balancing risk, cost, and performance
  • Create workflows for the assembly, integration, and test of each satellite subsystem
  • Perform risk and failure analysis in system design
  • Serve as the point of contact for communications with government agencies, such as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Federal Communications Commission, vendors, and independent contractors
    Required Skills
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Space Systems Engineering, Aerospace, etc.) or a related Science field
    • Flight heritage with CubeSats
    • Experience with CAD modeling (i.e., Autodesk)
    • Experience in STK mission planning, specifically satellite ground track analysis and constellation design
    • Experience with spacecraft hardware assembly and systems integration
    • Experience with environmental testing for spacecraft, including thermal-vacuum, vibrations, launch load analysis, etc.
    • Knowledge of common spacecraft failure modes, such as outgassing, radiation, foreign object debris, etc., and techniques for mitigating the risk. Desired Skills
      • Master's Degree in Space Systems Engineering or equivalent
      • Experience with optical system design and assembly for Earth Observation
      • Experience working in and adhering to clean room procedures
      • Experience with a full satellite product life cycle
      • Experience working small satellites DisclaimerDue to the nature of technology being developed and applicable federal laws (i.e., International Trade and Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations) applicants must be US citizens, US permanent residents, protected individuals 8 U. S. C. 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the required license from the appropriate government entity.

Keywords: Private Space Company, San Francisco , Space Systems Engineer, Other , San Francisco, California

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