Systems Engineer

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Affordable and reliable access to space infrastructure. Space missions today remain complex, costly, and prone to delay. Loft Orbital is changing that.

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.

In this role, you will also have the opportunity to work in a deputy program manager capacity on Loft missions.

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, including interfacing with customers on programmatic and schedule matters
  • 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

Tagged as: systems engineer, RF systems, Subsystem Level Analysis, mission CONOPS

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