Senior Attitude Control Systems Engineer

A leading space technology company is seeking a Senior ACS Engineer to contribute to the development of Attitude and Controls Systems. You will collaborate with the Space Systems team based in Bay Area, CA, or remotely within the U.S., with occasional travel to the Bay Area as required.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, analyze, and verify satellite attitude control systems (ACS)
  • Coordinate the implementation of ACS related FDIR (Failure Detection, Isolation, and Recovery) systems
  • Develop and cascade system and test requirements to flight software, unit design, production, and operations engineers
  • Support cross-functional teams in implementing and testing control topologies and ACS flight software, including tasks related to Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT)
  • Assist cross-functional teams in the development and qualification of new ACS sensors and actuators
  • Hands-on experience with ACS hardware in various environments such as development, testing, or operations


Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline. Four additional years of experience may substitute for a degree
  • 8 years of relevant experience; a master's degree may count as two years of experience
  • Proficiency in dynamics, feedback control systems, spacecraft attitude control methods, or orbital mechanics
  • Practical experience with ACS Hardware in a Development, Test, or Operations environment, including debugging real-world issues (e.g., noise or timing issues)
  • Occasional domestic travel (~4 times a year) may be necessary


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in guidance, navigation, and control systems for spacecraft attitude control
  • Familiarity with GPS systems and hardware
  • Background in Mission Operations
  • Expertise in executing the systems engineering discipline, particularly in requirements generation, evaluation, decomposition, synthesis, and flow down


Salary Information:

Salary ranges are competitive and market-driven, offering flexibility based on a candidate’s unique qualifications, skills, and geographical location. Compensation for this position falls within the range of $117,000.00 to $195,000.00 annually.



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  • 10+ years’ experience as a people manager, directly or indirectly.
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  • Matlab & Simulink Experience.
  • Understanding of systems/software engineering development lifecycle process for large scale, complex space systems. Conversant in most, if not all, disciplines.
  • Broad leadership and deep engineering, manufacturing, software, and testing background experience.
  • Familiarity with aerospace industry best practices, with the demonstrated ability to select and apply commercial or government standards as needed or directed.
  • Familiarity with Jira and GitLab.
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment.


This position is 3 days on-site, 2 days remote and paying up to a salary of $305,000.