Senior Space Systems Engineer

Company Details

Hydrosat is a venture-backed space data analytics company developing a new earth observation constellation and software to unlock the power of thermal infrared imagery.


Hydrosat is a data analytics and satellite Earth observation company leveraging thermal infrared and multi-spectral data to deliver insights into crop health, drought and wildfire risk, industrial activity, and defense situational awareness to government and commercial customers.

We are seeking an experienced Space Systems Engineer to support the development of Hydrosat’s Earth observation constellation. This role will appeal to candidates that are looking to use their systems engineering skills to make an impact on the world in agriculture, climate, and public safety monitoring applications. The right candidate will be endlessly fascinated by the challenges of designing and developing an efficient constellation for Earth imaging.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the trade analysis, design, and development of Hydrosat’s Earth observation constellation
  • Define the requirements, specifications, architecture, ICDs, and CONOPS for the satellite platform and full constellation
  • Lead satellite system modeling (orbit, power, thermal etc.)
  • Explore engineering trade studies and work toward efficient solutions driven by business and technical priorities
  • Work closely with our multidisciplinary team and external contractors to ensure successful technical execution of the satellite development program
  • Support procurement and technical vendor management for the satellite platform


  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Technical background in a relevant aerospace engineering discipline (EE, ME)
  • 5+ years of progressive experience from single discipline to systems engineer
  • 2+ years of previous experience with Earth observation satellite systems
  • Experience with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach
  • Experience with early stage system design
  • Experience modeling systems and performance with Python or Matlab
  • Experience working in an agile commercial environment
  • Strong first principles thinking and data-driven decision making
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to take ownership and drive execution
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams to deliver capability to users


  • Employee Equity
  • Health: Medical, Vision, Dental
  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401K Matching

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