Propulsion GNC Engineer

Company Details

Leveraging space technology to improve life on Earth

About the company

Satellogic is a leading provider of high resolution satellite imagery to governments and commercial customers worldwide. Our low-Earth-orbit satellite constellation and product platform deliver imagery data at the right cost. Satellogic’s satellite engineers, operators and product specialists are on a mission to deliver a fundamentally better picture of our planet and the many forces that reshape it every day.

Today, we are a global company with more than 250 employees in over 9 countries, at an inflection point in terms of growth and scale. We value team members with a sense of purpose who push the limits, get things done, and never stop learning — all while being humble, honest, and empathetic.

About the team

The Guidance, Navigation and Control team in the Satellite Engineering group provides engineering solutions to a variety of satellite modules, related to estimation and control systems. Responsibilities range from design to detailed engineering implementation, to specification verifications and requirement validations, which in turn are executed using model, software or hardware in the loop setups, according to need.

The team focuses on state of the art techniques for estimation and control loop design and validation, considering the context in which different satellite modules operate, thus interdisciplinary work with other engineering teams is essential.

About the job

As a Propulsion GNC engineer you will work on the design, implementation and validation of the many estimation and control solutions required by the propulsion team, such as Isp, thrust, remaining fuel, thermal, etc. You will work closely with other Propulsion engineers which will support your activities with specific expertise when required.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage the requirements for the estimation and control loops and establish appropriate technical budgets
  • Set up your simulation environment, and produce required sensors, actuators and system models
  • Develop a solution to meet the requirements, and validate it in model, software or hardware in the loop as required
  • Assist in the implementation, testing and integration of the solution at all levels, from ground prototyping to orbit testing and production support
  • Produce feedback to the systems engineering module representatives to improve performance of the system
  • Participate in technology and performance improvements discussions for future module generations

Preferred locations are Argentina or Uruguay. Other options might be considered.

About you Required experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Aerospace engineering, Control engineering, Electronics engineering or related fields.
  • Background or coursework in controls and/or estimation theory will be valued.
  • 4+ years of experience working on field application estimation and control projects

Required skills

  • Knowledge of detection, estimation, and information fusion applied theory
  • Knowledge of classic and modern control applied theory
  • Ability to analyze problems and search for solutions, always exploring multiple alternatives
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in excellent English at all hierarchical levels

Satellogic values diversity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work. In order to apply, send us your updated CV and cover letter explaining your level of familiarity with the position described in this Job Description.

Tagged as: Aerospace Engineering, control engineering, electronics engineering, classic and modern control applied theory

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