Spacecraft Lead Systems Engineer

Santa Clara, California /
Engineers – Spacecraft Systems Engineer /
Full-time
The Spacecraft Lead Systems Engineer will participate in flight spacecraft system conceptual and detailed spacecraft design through Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT), launch, and on-orbit operations. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and quickly adapting to new challenges. 

Key Responsibilities

    • Define and maintain system requirements for flight spacecraft hardware and software 
    • Perform trade studies and analyses for spacecraft hardware selection 
    • Manage Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) design and procurements 
    • Manage communications hardware design and procurements 
    • Manage spacecraft harnessing and interface design 
    • Support regulatory and customer payload technical exchanges 
    • Support AIT planning and execution for flight spacecraft and subsystems 
    • Create test plans and procedures to validate spacecraft and subsystem performance 
    • Support on-orbit operations and flight anomaly resolution activities 
    • Develop risk mitigation strategies 

Required Skills and Experience

    • Experience defining requirements and verification plans 
    • Experience creating power, communications and mass budgets 
    • Experience with spacecraft mission analysis, design, and AIT 
    • Experience leading a technical team 
    • Ability to work independently 
    • Excellent technical communications skills 
    • Good written and verbal communication skills 

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Experience integrating and testing spacecraft avionics hardware 
    • Understanding of spacecraft avionics functions, failure modes and debugging strategies 
    • Experience in spacecraft mechanical design and quality assurance principles 

Education & Work Experience

    • Minimum BS in Engineering plus 3 years relevant experience 

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.