Satellite Systems Engineer

Xona Space Systems

San Mateo, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Aug 28

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 systems engineer to join our satellite team and help architect and lead the next generation constellation. Our ideal candidate is an engineer with a diverse background who is comfortable in a fast-paced, agile environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform analyses, trades, budgets, and modeling to define system architecture
  • Develop and maintain requirements across multiple teams and subsystems
  • Coordinate among internal and external design teams throughout the design cycle
  • Lead V&V efforts as the design matures

Desired Qualifications (not all are expected):

  • Masters degree in engineering (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering), physics, or a relevant field
  • Experience in high reliability RF or software architecture
  • Experience in taking a design from requirements definition through production and operation

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous systems engineering experience in a related field to aerospace
  • Some software experience in one of Matlab, Python, C++
  • Skilled in communication, team coordination, and presentation
  • 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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