Never Go To Space Alone®
Never Go To Space Alone™

Lead Payload Systems Engineer

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November 20, 2020

Denver-based manufacturer of bespoke small satellites is looking for a Lead Payload Systems Engineer to take responsibility for electro-optrical payload design & integration. This is a really interesting role due to the nature of the project and the suppliers involved and is also a key role for our customer.

The Lead Payload Systems Engineer will have technical responsibility for end-to-end development and integration of a free-space optical communication system across a constellation of satellites. He/she will define system architecture and work very closely with various electronic & optical suppliers to ensure specifications are met.

Responsibilities include:

  • Definition of electro-optical payload architecture
  • Management of requirements throughout the project life-cycle
  • Technical management of suppliers through design phases and major reviews
  • Close collaboration with the program management, satellite systems engineering and design teams


  • Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field (physics, optical/electronic engineering, systems engineering, space systems, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in satellite systems development and integration
  • Knowledge of requirements and standards around electro-optical hardware in space
  • Extensive experience in development of active optics, particularly lasers (desirable)


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Richard Joyce
Richard Joyce

Richard Joyce