Radar Systems Engineer

Radar System Engineer

Denver, Colorado

 

Are you an Radar System Engineer looking for an opportunity within the space sector? On offer is the chance to join a company who are building proprietary satellites equipped

with radar, then launching them into space to improve weather

monitoring and forecasting capabilities.

 

The company are going from strength to strength experiencing year on year growth. They are leaders in their sector; this is an exciting and rare opportunity to join the team at a crucial time in their development.

 

This position would suit someone who has experience with remote sensing experience.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of satellites from initial concept through initial on-orbit operations to meet technical and schedule requirements.
  • Completion of systems engineering development, artifacts, and analyses supporting the design
  • Verification planning and execution (test definition and processing, various analyses, etc)
  • Radar calibration campaigns. From power measurements to corner reflectors, spherical point targets, and known surfaces data analysis.
  • Modeling and characterization of RF subsystems, digital subsystems, antennas, and integrated radars.d
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Mechanical Interfaces, work closely with mechanical engineers in the design of instruments that meet the radar objectives of the mission.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with remote sensing (RADAR). This is NOT a general system engineering position.
  • Good understanding of RF Payloads, KA-band (Precipitation frequency band) experience is a plus.
  • Navigate software and/or hardware aspects of radar development.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment, have strong communication skills and not be afraid to ask for help.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, startup environment.

 

Benefits:

  • Salary up to $140k
  • unlimited PTO
  • health, vision, and dental insurance
  • long term disability insurance (covered by company)
  • Vanguard 401k
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Flexible working

Digital Design Engineer

Digital Engineer – Denver, CO

 

The team is responsible for developing unique RF and acoustic-based sensing systems, such as radar, radiometer, and sonar, from architecture through implementation. We're seeking a Digital Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team, executing complex development programs in weather intelligence and related fields.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Execute engineering tasks for next-gen radar and radiometer systems.
  • Contribute to digital design development, including requirements and test plans.
  • Present design status and risk assessment to program management.

 

What you bring:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with 4+ years' experience or M.S. with 2+ years'.
  • Proficiency in schematic & PCB design tools (e.g., Altium) and digital signal integrity analysis.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work independently.

 

Desired:

  • Experience with Zynq and Zynq Ultrascale+ processors.
  • Electrical systems engineering experience.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary hardware and software development.

 

If you're passionate about designing cutting-edge RADAR systems for global weather intelligence, we want to hear from you! Your passion is priceless, and we believe skills can be learned.

 

Click 'Apply' or reach out to Charlotte today!

Lead Hardware Engineer

We are actively seeking a dynamic Lead Hardware Engineer to join our innovative projects. In this role, you'll be at the forefront of radar, radiometer, and sonar system development, working hand-in-hand with our team to design and implement cutting-edge solutions. From conceptualization to execution, you'll play a pivotal role in developing spacecraft and constellations that will revolutionize global weather intelligence.

 

Responsibilities:

As a Lead Hardware Engineer, you will:

  • Define and implement features for our Software Defined Radar (SDR) system.
  • Develop comprehensive hardware requirements and specifications.
  • Utilize your expertise to design, simulate, and rigorously test new hardware solutions.
  • Lead a talented development team, ensuring seamless collaboration and effective task prioritization.
  • Conduct thorough design and code reviews, providing valuable feedback to enhance project outcomes.

 

Requirements:

We're looking for candidates with:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, complemented by 10+ years of relevant experience, or an advanced degree (M.S.) with 8+ years of experience.
  • Proven experience in developing complex systems for space, aircraft, or similar platforms.
  • Proficiency with large FPGAs (e.g., Xilinx Ultrascale, Xilinx Ultrascale+, RTG4) and high-speed Multi-Gbps transceivers.
  • Strong familiarity with Altium circuit design and layout tools, or similar complex development environments.
  • Expertise in signal integrity analysis for printed circuit board layout, particularly with high-speed buses (e.g., JESD204, PCIE, DDR3/4 interfaces).
  • Ability to thrive in an agile environment, adeptly managing shifting priorities and leveraging Agile methodology for effective project tracking.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with a track record of guiding technical teams and aligning their efforts with company objectives.
  • A proactive mindset and a commitment to seeing projects through to successful completion.

 

If you're passionate about designing next-generation radar systems and contributing to groundbreaking weather intelligence solutions, we encourage you to apply!

 

While meeting all requirements is preferred, we value passion and the ability to learn, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're excited about this opportunity but may not check all the boxes.

 

Think it could be a good fit? Click 'Apply' below!

Senior Staff Backend Engineer

Senior Staff Backend Software Engineer
Denver, Colorado

Description:

I am working with an exciting venture-backed startup, who build autonomous solutions for the space industry.

Specializing in cutting-edge satellite technology & solutions, they offer a range of innovative products designed to enhance satellite operations and improve the management of satellite fleets.

These solutions help satellite operators and organizations in the space industry optimize their resources, streamline their processes, and ultimately achieve greater efficiency and performance. Their products cover areas such as satellite tracking, data management, and communication, enabling their clients to better monitor and control their satellite assets. Their technology plays a crucial role in advancing satellite operations and contributing to the ongoing development of space exploration and communication.

About You:
You are a seasoned developer with extensive experience in designing and developing software SaaS services.  You passionately advocate for and pursue solutions that promote speed, safety, and scalability. You are both a technical expert and a natural leader, who is ready to establish systems and processes to help distribute your deep technical experience to your fellow team members. You work to establish a friendly, productive, and collaborative team environment, and you fundamentally understand the complex tradeoffs between performance, reliability, and time to market. You know how to interpret requirements and requests from different types of stakeholders, and you are comfortable independently synthesizing and organizing those requirements into tangible units of work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop world-class SaaS services bringing space traffic coordination and spaceflight safety services  to market
  • Work collaboratively with domain experts to design and implement complex astrodynamic algorithms enabling our industry-leading products
  • Contribute to the software design life cycle, enabling rapid proof of concept product development through product general availability
  • Foster a culture of innovation and rapid iteration
  • Refine software services and incorporate market and customer feedback
  • Actively contribute to the engineering culture to build an environment where everyone is encouraged to do their best work
  • Embrace the API-first approach to building complex software applications enabling collaborative development between frontend and backend software teams
  • Mentor and enable software developers at all skill levels to perform at their best
  • Provide meaningful design feedback and code reviews to peers
  • Continually refine software systems to enable robust system observability, cybersecurity, and performance while optimizing for cost and reliability

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a related field
  • 8+ years of experience architecting and building complex software systems
  • 5+ years of experience with:
    • Agile Software Development & Kanban
    • Cloud Computing (AWS preferred)
    • Python including common scientific computing libraries (NumPy, SciPy)
    • Python Package Managers (Poetry, Conda, Mamba)
    • System-level software development language (C, C++, Rust)
    • API design with clear documentation
    • Software containerization and orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes)
    • CI/CD-driven development practices
    • Writing and maintaining automated tests
    • Databases and caches, including common SQL and NoSQL systems
    • Asynchronous message queue systems (RabbitMQ, Kafka)
    • Linux
  • Experience in designing and developing complex software with highly constrained timing requirements
  • Experience  in architecting software systems to meet strong cybersecurity requirements
  • Proven experience mentoring and enabling software developers at all skill levels

Job Location:

  • Denver, CO

Compensation:
Total compensation for this role is Base salary + company equity
Colorado base salary range: $120,000 – $200,000

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company equity
  • Great health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
  • Lunch catered weekly for Colorado office
  • Opportunity to have impact on a global scale for space sustainability

System Engineer

We are working with a rapidly expanding player in the space industry, specializing in cutting-edge satellite technology for various missions – the plan is to democratize access to space.

 

We're seeking a motivated Systems Engineer to join our team and contribute to the development of our state-of-the-art satellites. In this pivotal role, you'll collaborate closely with our team of engineers and clients, driving projects forward and pushing the boundaries of space technology.

 

This company is experiencing rapid growth and is opening a new office in Denver, Colorado. We're assembling a high-performing team with a strong work ethic and a passion for innovation.

 

This position will primarily be based in our Denver office.

 

About the Role:

 

As a Systems Engineer you'll be responsible for communicating with clients, evaluating technical proposals, and ensuring the successful execution of satellite projects. Key responsibilities include defining system requirements, understanding client needs, and guiding projects through their lifecycle.

 

Essential Requirements:

 

– Bachelor's or Master's degree in relevant field (aerospace engineering, electronics, computer science, etc.)

– 5+ years of experience in nanosat and/or smallsat design and development

– Knowledge of satellite systems and subsystems (communication, power, propulsion)

– Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and graphical)

– Located in the Denver area or willing to relocate

– US citizenship or permanent residency required

 

Additional Qualifications:

 

– Proficiency in satellite design and analysis software (e.g., SolidWorks)

– Experience with mission budget analysis

– Familiarity with orbit simulation tools (e.g., STK, GMAT)

– Experience with DFMEA

– Basic knowledge of programming languages (C/C++ or Python)

– Knowledge of UML/SysML

– Project and risk management skills

– Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira/Confluence)

 

Role Benefits:

 

– Health insurance coverage

– Matching 401k plan

– Performance-based bonus

– Opportunities for collaboration with international offices

– Salary range: $145,000 – $195,000 per year

 

We're looking to fill this role quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted soon, with an expected start date in March 2024. If you're passionate about space technology and eager to contribute to our mission, we want to hear from you!

Principal Electrical Systems Engineer

Principal Electrical Systems Engineer | Satellites | Avionics

 

 

EVONA have partnered with a leading space technology business who are looking to add to their high-performing team.

 

They are hiring for a Principal Electrical Systems Engineer to come onboard into this high-performing team, and oversee avionics systems development.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • requirements management, development and decomposition for avionics systems
  • develop satellite command & telemetry databases
  • oversee CONOPs development
  • interface with customers, presenting mission updates
  • support test plans and verification methodology development
  • collaborate extensively with project managers and the Chief Engineer

 

Key requirements:

  • 3+ years systems engineering experience
  • electrical engineering background
  • strong knowledge of satellite subsystems
  • understanding of space-based imaging technologies
  • US citizenship

 

What you will get:

  • health, vision, dental & medical insurance
  • extensive opportunities for professional development
  • 401k match
  • relocation support if needed

 

Apply here if you would like to find out more!

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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Think it could be a good fit for you? Click 'Apply' now!

Spacecraft Structural Engineer

Structural Analysis Engineer
Denver, CO (Remote)  

My client builds, and operates a diverse range of small satellite systems supporting space-based turnkey missions for several business applications, including earth observation, communications, in-orbit demonstrations, risk reduction opportunities, in addition to various science and exploration applications.

Position Summary:

The Spacecraft Structural Engineer is responsible for static and dynamic structural analysis of all classes of bus. As the mechanical analysis team grows, we are seeking senior-level experience to bolster core competencies and assist in shepherding less experienced engineers.

The ideal candidate is a meticulous, self-motivated mechanical engineer with deep experience in structural analysis of space structures. He or she would be comfortable interpreting launch vehicle (LV) environments to design spacecraft vibration test plans with notched spectra, building finite element models of spacecraft in FEMAP, performing stress analysis for all LV loads via NASTRAN, performing bolt margin analyses, and creating reduced FEA models for coupled loads analysis (CLA) by the launch provider. In addition to analysis responsibilities, he or she would be able to assist other mechanical engineers a minority of the time in structure and component design via Solidworks, engineering drawing creation, and mechanical test planning and execution.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a stress analyst/structural engineer in the aerospace field
  • Proficiency building FEA models for static and dynamic analysis of spacecraft and subsystems
  • Comfort executing NASTRAN solutions
  • Experience planning and executing structural vibration testing
  • Self-motivated work ethic with a desire to learn new aspects of structural analysis and mechanical testing
  • Willingness and ability to teach less experienced engineers analysis methodology
  • Good written, verbal, and virtual communication skills
  • Willingness to travel ~5 times/year to California

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • An MS in engineering directly related to structures, solid mechanics, stress analysis, or related  
  • Proficiency with FEMAP or similar pre/post processor
  • Ability to create reduced FEA (Craig Bampton) models per LV provider’s requirements for CLA analysis
  • Proficiency in CAD modeling and drawing creation via Solidworks
  • Familiarity with stress analysis for acoustic and shock environments
  • Experience analyzing composite structures
  • Familiarity with standards such as NASA-STD-7000 (GEVS), NASA-STD-5001, NASA-STD-5017, NASA-STD-5020, SMC-S-016, AIAA-S-114
  • Familiarity with SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare requirements
  • Possesses a solid understanding of thermal environments and effects

This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 22 CFR §120.15 and 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3) is required. 

Job Type: Full Time
Location: You must be based in Colorado and happy with travelling quarterly (at a minimum) to California.
 

Astrodynamics Software Engineer

Description:

I am working with an exciting venture-backed startup, who build autonomous solutions for the space industry.

Specializing in cutting-edge satellite technology & solutions, they offer a range of innovative products designed to enhance satellite operations and improve the management of satellite fleets.

These solutions help satellite operators and organizations in the space industry optimize their resources, streamline their processes, and ultimately achieve greater efficiency and performance. Their products cover areas such as satellite tracking, data management, and communication, enabling their clients to better monitor and control their satellite assets. Their technology plays a crucial role in advancing satellite operations and contributing to the ongoing development of space exploration and communication.

About You:
You are a self-driven experienced developer with a strong passion for scientific computing and empirical research. You thrive at physics-based domain modeling and characterization, including statistical analyses. You might have a budding interest or even experience in astrodynamics, but most importantly, you are excited to delve deep into a complex technical domain and leverage the expertise of your colleagues to develop excellent, reliable algorithms and tools. You have a strong drive to get things done the right way, but you understand how to balance and prioritize a list of high-priority tasks to maximize your daily impact on the team. You are a team player, and you make the most impact by identifying and resolving pain points from your colleagues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with domain experts to design and implement complex algorithms in software libraries to be used in both internal tools and production systems
  • Develop, improve, and maintain internal software libraries and application software repositories
  • Research innovative solutions for complex technical challenges in spaceflight safety
  • Create tools and processes to continually validate algorithms and their performance
  • Contribute to test pipelines by developing robust test harnesses and improving test performance
  • Create and maintain clear and concise documentation for algorithms and software components.

Key Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in aerospace engineering, physics, and mathematics. 2 years of experience in relevant fields plus a Bachelor’s degree in engineering may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
  • Understanding of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics concepts is a must.
  • Familiarity with satellite operations is desired.
  • 2+ years of experience with agile software development. Relevant experience
    • Linux/Unix Operating Systems
    • Python
      • Common scientific computing libraries (NumPy, SciPy, etc)
    • System-level software development (C, C++, Rust, etc)
  • Familiarity with numerical analysis, especially but not limited to
    • Linear algebra
    • Physics-based modeling
    • Numerical Optimization
    • Estimation theory
    • Statistical analysis
    • Probability theory
    • Modeling and simulation

Job Location:

  • Denver, CO

Compensation:
Total compensation for this role is Base salary + company equity
Colorado base salary range: $90,000 – $120,000

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company equity
  • Great health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
  • Lunch catered weekly for Colorado office
  • Opportunity to have impact on a global scale for space sustainability

 

Director of Sales

EVONA have exclusively partnered with a SaaS start-up ushering in a groundbreaking era in spacecraft operations as they develop a unique monitoring and analytics platform.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Sales to lead our sales team and drive our company's revenue growth and execute and tune the go-to-market strategy. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and executing strategic sales plans, building and maintaining strong customer relationships, and leading our sales team to exceed sales targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive sales strategy that aligns with the company's goals and market opportunities.
  • Update and document the sales playbook.
  • Lead, mentor, and expand the sales team, including hiring and training new team members.
  • Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, decision-makers, and influencers within the aerospace and defense industry.
  • Understand and communicate the unique value proposition of our software solutions to a diverse range of clients including startup, enterprise, and U.S. government.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to identify and target new sales opportunities and drive lead generation efforts.
  • Manage the sales pipeline and ensure accurate forecasting and reporting of sales outcomes.
  • Negotiate and close deals with a focus on long-term customer success and satisfaction.
  • Provide insights to the product and engineering teams to help shape product development based on market needs and customer feedback.
  • Ability to travel as needed to engage with clients, attend industry events, and drive business development efforts.
  • Experience with CRM software and sales automation tools.

Qualifications:

  • Experience selling an ACV of six to seven figures.
  • Proven track record of sales leadership and achieving growth targets within the aerospace, defense, or software industry.
  • Strong understanding of government contracting processes and compliance requirements for U.S. defense and commercial sectors.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-driven mindset and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field; MBA preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the satellite operations market and related technologies.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:
To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE WORKING HERE

  • We are a remote-first workplace and value results over where you work from. If you want to work at a WeWork we will make that happen! If not, we provide work from home benefits so you always have a nice place to work, speedy internet, and of course coffee/tea!
  • We take work life balance very seriously. We require employees to take 15 days off but provide unlimited PTO and follow most US federal government holidays.
  • Mental health is just as important as physical so we provide quarterly health & wellness benefits.
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family with 100% coverage for employees.
  • We encourage employees to save for retirement and provide 4% 401(k) matching.
  • Each quarter we have a 4-day company offsite. Previous locations include San Francisco, Nashville, Denver, Santa Fe, and New Orleans.
  • Our culture and company is evolving. You will be key in creating the next major or minor version!