Navigation Integrity Engineer

Xona Space Systems

United States Remote only

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 17

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 seeking a Navigation Integrity Engineer to join the team to architect the integrity concepts of our LEO PNT system. As part of the team, you will design and implement integrity concepts required to meet the stringent needs of autonomous users. From simulating concepts to practical implementation, you will work alongside hardware and software teams to integrate and your design into the space, ground, and user segments.

Desired Qualification (not all are expected):

  • Solid understanding of statistics, estimation theory, and error modelling.
  • Experience with GNSS integrity concepts like SBAS/RAIM/ARAIM.
  • Familiarity with Functional Safety standards such as ISO 26262.
  • Familiarity with space, ground, and mission systems engineering.
  • Experience with C++, Python, and/or MATLAB.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with a degree or relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with system modeling and simulation.
  • Comfortable in a research and development setting working with open-ended problems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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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