LEAD/SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

SCOUT is pioneering critical capabilities to empower commercial and government spacecraft to better understand their surroundings through vision systems and Artificial Intelligence. We are a rapidly-growing team deploying real solutions which will transform spaceflight. We are looking for an experienced Systems Engineer to lead our architecting efforts across multiple domains such as Space Domain Awareness (SDA), GNC, Remote Proximity Operations (RPO), and data pipelines/architectures.

This work requires awareness and control of our own spacecraft dynamics, as well as detection and tracking of the relative position and dynamics of other spacecraft at various ranges: proximity, rendezvous, or entirely separate orbits.

We are a diverse team that faces open-ended problems daily and doesn't limit itself to any single mode of problem-solving. Our core values are a Culture of Challenge, Open-Mindedness, Vision First, Ecosystem-Minded, and Transparency.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to represent the satellite system
  • Define scope, system requirements, and spacecraft/mission-level operations
  • Own full systems operational knowledge
  • Maintain holistic system architecture documentation, interface control documents, and integration mapping for various spaceflight subsystems
  • Support integration and test in the manufacturing, customer facilities, integration, and launch site to ensure mission success
  • Define and perform checkouts to integrate hardware and software on the satellite
  • Improvement and creation of tool chains to autonomously monitor and execute operations and process data for analysis
  • Own operations throughout ground integration, test, launch, and on-orbit mission operations
  • Developing CONOPs and operational plans at both the system and mission levels

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, physics, or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in system-level engineering development
  • Prior flight program experience (developing systems which have flown or operated on-orbit systems)
  • Systems-level knowledge of space vehicles and redundancy architectures

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with EO/IR sensor hardware and data products.
  • Experience in exploitation and dissemination platforms and pipelines
  • Previous experience working on projects that involved GNC modeling, SDA, or RPO
  • Familiarity with control, command and data handling, and communication systems
  • Experience with satellite attitude determination and orbital mechanics
  • 2+ years of experience in a test/automation/integration engineering role
  • Familiarity with Linux-based operating systems
  • Experience with real-time operations on space-qualified vehicles or other highly complex systems
  • Creative, passionate problem solver that can thrive leading multidisciplinary teams through fast-paced, autonomously driven, and demanding design and integration campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Don't fulfill all the qualifications listed above? If you still feel like you might be a good fit, please feel free to APPLY ANYWAY. We believe in a well-rounded team, and this sometimes means that someone with out-of-context knowledge can contribute just as well as someone with very explicit alignment with our capabilities needs stated.

We are currently predominantly remote, and this is a remote position. As we scale our facilities and engineering team, there will be an opportunity to work in-person. Travel may be required at times for onsite work and in-person meetings.

To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, a protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

SCOUT Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.