Systems Engineer

Mission Engineering
Full time
Loft Orbital is hiring a Systems Engineer to provide technical leadership on our satellite missions, from early phases of CONOPS design and system design to integration, test, and in-orbit operations. The breadth of this role spans detailed analysis and testing to the management of requirements and verification methodology.

As a Systems Engineer at Loft, you will work on multiple satellite missions simultaneously, each with a unique, multi-payload configuration. You will work cross-functionally across multiple Loft teams: satellite operation software, payload interface software, mission engineering and AIT.

What you will be doing in this role

    • Develop and maintain technical budgets for spacecraft performance.
    • Develop and manage system requirements and verification techniques.
    • Develop and evolve mission CONOPS, supporting the development of Service Level Agreements with Loft's customers
    • Develop test procedures and participate in the integration and test campaign at our spacecraft manufacturer's site
    • Assist with program management and product management.
    • Develop, in collaboration with team members, interface specifications, CONOPS definition, and other design documents.

Role Requirements

    • Candidates should have 5 years of experience as a systems engineer in the space industry
    • Demonstrated experience as a technical specialist on specific spacecraft subsystems as well as system-level experience
    • Demonstrated experience in small satellite assembly, integration and test campaigns
    • Experience in a fast-paced development environment.
    • Prior experience delivering a spacecraft to orbit and/or space-qualified hardware to a customer
    • Subsystem Level Analysis experience (Thermal, Structural, ADCS, RF Link, etc)
    • Preferred: Experience on RF and/or Electrical subsystems
    • Preferred: Proficient with STK
    • Plus: Experience with thermal analysis