Satellite Operations Engineer

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Providing Space as a Service®

As Xplore’s Satellite Operations Engineer, you will work closely with hardware engineers and software engineers writing and testing procedures used to safely and reliably operate spacecraft in orbit. If you have operated a successful cubesat on orbit; you are the perfect person for this role!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Execute procedures and monitor system health during both the launch and operation of our first production satellite
  • Investigate anomalies and work with the engineering team to resolve them
  • Familiarity with data analysis methods
  • Basic understanding of satellite subsystems (hardware and software)
  • Automate manual processes through scripting and software tools

Desired skills and experience:

  • LEO constellation conceptualization, development, and iteration (using STK and other software)
  • XGEO orbital analysis, especially in cislunar space
  • Operated a successful cubesat on orbit
  • Ground coverage for gateways and TT&C, including first order link analysis
  • Development of end-to-end data throughout models for different payload configurations, look angles, antenna sizes, etc.
  • Development of capacity models for various payload configurations and constellation sizes based on revisit capabilities
  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement ground systems solutions, including managed services
  • Develop and execute the flight operations plan

Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, ideally Aerospace, Systems, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with systems engineering for a spacecraft
  • Experience with several of the following: CONOPS development, spacecraft functional analyses, requirements decomposition and definition, modeling and simulation, trade studies, risk management, reliability engineering, orbital mechanics, launch and space environments, fault tolerant systems, spacecraft assembly and test, and technical budget management


  • Health Care Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Stock Option Plan

Tagged as: STK, conops, tt&c, LEO, RFP, iot services, gpcs, xgeo orbital analysis

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