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Spacecraft Engineer

Company: Personify
Location: Modesto
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Personify, a nationally recognized and awarded recruiting firm, is hiring a Spacecraft Engineer (Hardware Focus) for our client, an innovator in the aerospace and aviation industry, based in San Jose, CA.

As an early mover planning to offer key in-space transportation and infrastructure services, we are at the forefront of the commercialization of space. With an experienced team of aerospace, propulsion, and robotics engineers, we have developed a cost-effective and energy-efficient in-space transport system based on plasma water propulsion technology.

Daring problems require daring solutions. We boldly charge into uncharted territory knowing that no matter the outcome we will benefit from the journey and move closer to our goals no matter what. Our teams know that working here means more than building innovative technology, it means creating entirely new markets in the space economy. We are level-headed, business-minded strategic thinkers intent on providing immediate value to our customers today while simultaneously preparing for the vast possibilities of the future. If this sounds like you, we should talk.

We are seeking a Spacecraft Engineer to build, maintain, and validate hardware testbeds. This position will also involve operating in-flight spacecraft. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment, have a strong desire to learn and good systems engineering experience. Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and test ground autonomy for in-flight spacecraft
  • Operate spacecraft for all phases of mission
  • Support in-flight anomalies and experimental operations
  • Support factory test campaigns for multiple spacecraft
  • This position will occasionally require flexible working hours including nights and weekends to support in-flight operations

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Experience scripting in Python/C++ or similar language
    • Experience with web-based python applications
    • Experience using with basic data analysis to validate system performance
    • Basic knowledge of spacecraft design
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent technical communications skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills

      Desired Skills and Experience:

      • Extensive knowledge of spacecraft architecture, including FMECA/FMA/Fault Tree analysis
      • Experience with GIT, databases, docker, and cloud services
      • Experience in LEO spacecraft operations
      • Experience with STK, Freeflyer, GMAT, or similar
      • Experience automating complex systems
      • Agile development

        Education & Work Experience:

        • Technical degree focused on Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering or similar
        • 1-2 years of experience in Aerospace or related industry

Keywords: Personify, Modesto , Spacecraft Engineer, Engineering , Modesto, California

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