Senior Telemetry Engineer

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All Orbits, All Planets™ – Join us on our journey

Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

Want to build rockets on the Gold Coast? We’re recruiting a Senior Telemetry Systems Engineer to work on our rockets.

Why you should join our mission:

Our dedicated team is working together to achieve the unimaginable for human access to space. You will be encouraged to reach your highest potential through continuous learning and embracing change in a dynamic environment. This role also offers:

  • Proudly working and contributing towards an Australian owned rocket launch company.
  • Work in a passionate, vibrant and welcoming team that’s driven to become the largest sovereign space employer in Australia.
  • Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, bringing your new bold ideas and being a part of Australia’s space history.
  • Thrive and expand your skills and knowledge in an innovative aerospace industry
  • Easy access from the M

How you will contribute to our mission in getting Australia to space:

The below is designed to give you an idea of the role you will play. There will be many more exciting and innovative things to do.

  • Applies practical knowledge of telemetry engineering to the design and installation of flight test instrumentation e.g. selecting and operating sensors such as:  accelerometers, strain gauges, thermocouples, and pressure transducers on space-based vehicles.
  • Develop pulse-coded modulation (PCM) data acquisition systems and data reduction hardware (e.g., bit syncs and decommutations).
  • Design and develop features for the python-based RF automated testing system.
  • Systems engineering TT&C tasks from SRR through to delivery of payloads to orbit.
  • Design, develop and manage the system-level Telemetry Database.
  • Coordinate an integrated telemetry database solution between various technical teams.
  • Diagnose problems in-the-field with telemetry product line hardware and software.
  • Support local and off-site testing operations, including configure, operate, maintain and test computer-based electronic data reduction and telemetry equipment used to acquire, process and display flight-test data – both in real-time and post-mission.
  • Perform other technical functions as required, to include system installation, modifications, troubleshooting and corrective actions.
  • Providing experienced engineering guidance and oversight in troubleshooting and investigating anomalies.
  • Developing test reports and other verification documentation.
  • Maintaining configuration management and traceability of Telemetry hardware.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (Mechatronics, Avionics, Electrical).
  • 5+ years of experience performing systems activities including Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) formats for complex developmental projects within the aerospace industry.
  • Experience with the specification, design, build, test and operation of telemetry, telecommand (e.g., drones, UAVS, etc.) and other RF systems.
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems for aerospace applications.
  • Sound understanding of systems engineering processes and requirements verification.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, communication, and ability to mentor and provide direction for more junior engineers.
  • Ability to execute to schedule and drive tasks to completion and briefing leadership on progress and outcomes.
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment.
  • Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining an Australian Government NV Level 1 Security Clearance.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

We recognise you may not meet all of the below, but don’t let that deter you. We are always looking for hard workers to join our team, so what are you waiting for? Let’s send Australia to space!

  • An understanding of space hardware qualification and acceptance strategies.
  • Experience with CCSDS and IRIG-106 standards.
  • Experience with Matlab, Python, C/C++, embedded programming and Linux.
  • Working knowledge of GNURadio and SDRs.
  • Experience in developing highly configurable and flexible test systems.
  • Experience with Linux, version control software and CI/CD.
  • An exposure to C/C++, electronics, and embedded programing.
  • An understanding of networking protocols.
  • Familiarity with ESD protection, procedures and devices.

Teamwork / Interpersonal

  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven Ability to prioritize and manage work demands and deliver outcomes.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to health and safety, quality assurance, continuous improvement, and environmental management.

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