SAR Specialist

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Current Top Secret clearance or ability/willingness to pursue a security clearance

Company Details

Make Impossible Possible in New Space

At ICEYE, we are on a mission to improve the quality of life on earth, the quality of our decisions, and the quality of data that drives both. Our growing satellite constellation provides access to timely and reliable radar imagery, day and night, in any weather, to help the environment, advance global infrastructure, manage natural resources, and resolve security and intelligence challenges. Our team is a tight-knit group of driven innovators that strive for excellence; we don’t listen to those who say it can’t be done, we do it!

In the past two years, we have more than quadrupled our satellite fleet, demonstrated value to government and commercial customers globally, signed agreements with key industry partners, grown our international team from under 50 to over 200 employees, and received significant funding to achieve scale. Building on investor confidence and ongoing mission success, we are expanding operations in the United States.

Our journey is just beginning. Join us.

The Role

We are looking for a SAR Specialist to deepen our expertise, engage with customers, and collaborate cross-functionally within ICEYE. This role is ideally based in Irvine, California or Northern Virginia but flexible to other locations.

As a SAR Specialist you will provide critical technical insight, analysis and guidance in collaboration with sales directors, account managers, proposal managers, and the broader ICEYE engineering, operations and product teams. Especially critical is an ability to engage with customers across varying levels of expertise, addressing key questions while conveying ICEYE’s unique value proposition.


  • Collaborate with ICEYE technical and new business teams to understand, synergize, and explain our current and future capabilities, products, and processes
  • Understand the science behind ICEYE’s proprietary SAR satellites (basic instrument performance) + data products (data specifications + calibration techniques)
  • Clarify the complexity of SAR technology, products and services in meaningful terms to customers
  • Partner with the ICEYE sales to define products and solutions that meet our customer’s needs, ensure bilateral understanding of key requirements
  • Develop new business proposals for data, capability, and system deliveries and the coordination of this activity with the respective stakeholders
  • Structure proposal responses from multiple inputs – including sales strategy and RFP requirements


Basic Qualifications

  • Current Top Secret clearance or ability/willingness to pursue a security clearance
  • 5+ years experience in an similar engineering role (RF engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering)
  • 5+ years technical writing experience to include industry-standard technical proposal writing processes (i.e. Shipley)
  • Solid SAR data product and RADAR technology knowledge
  • Ability to synthesize technical requirements from sales & Customers into a coherent technical solution
  • High attention to technical details with the ability to write directly and succinctly
  • Basic SAR data products and RADAR technology knowledge
  • Strong client-facing interpersonal skills, including a good temperament
  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills (technical fluency in English required).
  • Project management expertise across multiple, ongoing tasks requiring cross-functional, multi-time zone coordination
  • Intrinsic self-motivation in highly disparate environments juggling multiple assignments.
  • Based in Irvine, CA or Northern Virginia / greater DC area (preferred)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • General experience with digital signal processing and engineering physics
  • Engineering or science degree ideally paired with a research background
  • Experience with SAR / GIS analysis tools, processing and programming
  • Experience creating program schedules and work breakdown structures (WBS)

Tagged as: radar technology, work breakdown structures, gis analysis tools, rfp requirements

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