Satellite Operations Specialist

Company Details

Global connectivity services for the data-heavy world.

Kepler is on a Mission to bring the internet to space. Incorporated in 2015, Kepler’s guiding star is to enable the space economy through the creation of a communication network in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) that will provide connectivity services to other space missions, be they on orbit in LEO, MEO, GEO, or beyond.  With an expanding base of early customers and our first 15 satellites in orbit, Kepler is continuing to grow and expand its most important asset – the Team! Based out of our HQ in Toronto and with an office in the UK and a newly formed office in the US we are building towards a truly global company delivering a product for the whole world.

We’re on the hunt for a top-tier

Satellite Operations Specialist.

At Kepler, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a small dedicated team of engineers to build and operate a constellation of satellites. You will develop the satellite LEOP, commissioning and standard operating procedures and implement them in flight. You will also be involved in the operation of the groundstation network, taking on operational, improvement and scaling activities. You’ll be required to work in conjunction with contractors and partners to maintain and troubleshoot issues as they arise.

Day-to-day, you will interface with the engineering team to identify key technical risks and develop recovery methods. You’ll also have the opportunity to define, build and test ground systems to support constellation operations.


  • University degree in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of spacecraft mission analysis and design
  • Basic knowledge of LEO and sun-synchronous orbits and what they mean for pass geometries, revisit times, etc.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of spacecraft attitude/orbit determination and control systems
  • Experience operating/testing a 3-axis stabilized spacecraft with responsibility for one or more platform subsystems or instruments, or the platform as a whole
  • Experience in specification of system operational concepts and constraints
  • Aptitude for creating timelines for systems that have many elements and constraints
  • Understanding of typical spacecraft fault detection, isolation and recovery (FDIR)Basic programming knowledge (preferably Python)
  • Basic knowledge of typical groundstation antenna systems.
  • Proven ability to remotely coordinate with contractors and partners.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with defining and implementing automation for complex, high reliability systems
  • Experience in the operation or development of satellite ground segment facilities
  • Knowledge of relational databases Experience in procedure change control and configuration management processes
  • Knowledge of RF communications
  • Previous experience working in operating or deploying groundstation antennas.

Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People & Culture team, through our Career Page to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

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