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Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Company: Umbra
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Umbra Lab, Inc. ("Umbra") is a technology company which builds next-generation space systems. Umbra is launching an unrivaled constellation of space-based radar satellites with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) capabilities, to produce all weather day-night imagery with sub-meter resolution for low cost distribution via an integrated web platform. We are a bold, experienced team of developers, engineers, product specialists, and other professionals working to aggressively expand the state-of-the-art for commercial remote sensing.

We are looking for a talented, mission-driven professional to work closely with a multidisciplinary engineering team as a Satellite Systems Engineer (payload), developing next-generation space radar systems. The individual filling this position will work with the systems engineering team to develop and maintain system-level requirements, budgets, and CONOPS.


Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineering team to support full life cycle of satellite design, launch and operations of next- generation space radar system with vendors as the technical representative and subcontracts manager
  • Develop and maintain general requirements and specifications for space, ground, and launch segments
  • Perform system level analyses to support mission objectives
  • Develop and maintain system level budgets such as mass, power, and delta-V
  • Prepare engineering documentation, reports, test plans and contribute directly to payload and space vehicle assembly, integration, and test
  • Working with engineering team, develop on-orbit CONOPS and procedures

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in relevant STEM discipline
  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience in the aerospace industry
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to spacecraft systems engineering tasks
  • Experience working with and contributing to multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced development environment

Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Astronautical Engineering or relevant technical discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience as a mechanical, software, or systems engineer developing spaceflight hardware
  • Recent experience with satellite AI&T or on-orbit operations
  • Experience in C / C++ and Python
  • Professional knowledge of Satellite Toolkit (STK)

  • Flexible Vacation / Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k)
  • Stock Options

Keywords: Umbra, Santa Barbara , Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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