Cybersecurity Architect

Xona Space Systems

San Mateo, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Mar 5

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.

Xona is looking for a Cybersecurity Architect to join our team. In this role, you will make vital contributions to the Xona’s security architecture. Xona’s system includes a constellation of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites, ground infrastructure that provides information to the satellites, and a user segment comprised of devices that give reliable, trusted position and timing information to people all around the world. As a part of this team, you will develop key management architectures for broadcast services and work to implement these in the production system. You will also help develop, document, manage, and implement an enterprise-wide security framework, strategy, and roadmap that outlines and defines the tactical, operational, and strategic plan for cyber security related to Xona’s services.

Desired Qualification (not all are expected):

  • Experience in key management architectures and architecture design
  • Experience with security of multicast systems
  • Experience working with modern cryptosystems and the basic theoretical primitives that underpin them
  • Some knowledge in post-quantum solutions to future computing threats to cryptographic primitives

Required Qualifications:

  • 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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