Spacecraft AI&T and Operations Engineer

Spacecraft Operations Engineer
The Spacecraft AI&T and Operations Engineer will participate in flight spacecraft system assembly, integration and test, mission planning, on-orbit operations and maintenance. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a high productivity environment and have experience with time critical spacecraft operations. 
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support assembly, integration and testing of flight spacecraft and subsystems
  • Create test plans and procedures
  • Perform mission planning and spacecraft event scheduling to ensure customers are delivered to target orbits on schedule
  • Support in-flight operations including nominal and maintenance operations and contingency scenarios
  • Support spacecraft systems engineering team
  • Maintain communications equipment for spacecraft ground testing
  • Manage ground station network
  • Support evaluation of spacecraft in-flight performance
  • This position will occasionally require flexible working hours including nights and weekends to support spacecraft operations
 
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Familiarization with all stages of mission operations including launch, commissioning, operations and deorbiting
  • Experience integrating and testing flight hardware
  • Understanding of spacecraft avionics functions, failure modes and debugging strategies
  • Experience using laboratory tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, network analyzers, and power supplies
  • Experience operating spacecraft in LEO, MEO, HEO and deep space (lunar and interplanetary)
  • Experience with data analysis to confirm mission performance and identify adverse trends
  • Understanding of orbital mechanics and trajectory planning
  • Familiarity working with ground station infrastructure and ground operations software
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Excellent technical communications skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
 
Education & Work Experience
  •  Minimum: BS in Engineering plus 4 years relevant experience, 
 
 
Salary and option compensation is commensurate with experience and training and competitive with Series A level Silicon Valley space startups but with exceptionally good benefits. This is a full time position in Santa Clara California. This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3) is required. 

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