Sr. Systems Engineer

Xona Space Systems

San Mateo, CA, USA

Full time

Dec 12

About the job Sr. Systems Engineer

Interested in building a new generation of GNSS satellites at the speed of new space?

GNSS (GPS) creates upwards of $500B in economic value in the US every year, supporting everything from consumer applications, to transportation systems, to time sync for critical infrastructure. As these industries progress towards autonomy the performance and security demands of their navigation systems are increasing beyond what GNSS can support, leaving a need for a cost-effective global solution.

Using lessons we've learned at places like SpaceX and Blue Origin, Xona is constructing a modern satellite network at the rapid pace of the new space industry leveraging the recent wave of technology and regulatory advancements. Building on our patent pending small satellite architecture, we are developing a robust and accurate service that is an independent alternative to GNSS rather than a correction, solving the longstanding challenge of obtaining a reliable high accuracy solution from the very fragile GNSS signals. Our satellite system will provide the first ever high-accuracy global navigation and timing services with the security and resilience modern applications need to operate safely at scale.

At Xona you will develop state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions to solve real problems that can have a massive world impact. Xona is driven by the mission to enable modern devices to operate safely in any environment, anywhere on Earth, and unlock the true potential of the age of autonomy.

Reliability of our system is key to supporting safe operation of our customers applications. As a systems engineer you will work closely with both the business and engineering teams to translate and flow down requirements to the subsystem designers and owners, and work with them to find solutions to challenges that may arise. As the primary interface between many facets of the business, you will play a major role in the architecture of the system design, both in space and on the ground.

Desired Qualification (not all are expected):

  • Experience with fishbone fault analysis techniques and anomaly resolution processes
  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of GNSS operation
  • Familiarity with one or more satellite subsystems (GNC, thermal, mechanical, electrical, etc.)
  • Experience developing system-level budgets such as power, data, mass, propellant, etc.
  • Experience writing controlled technical requirement documents

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to perform in-depth trade studies and come up with creative solutions
  • To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e. Green Card holder), or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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