Senior Systems Spacecraft Engineer

Terran Orbital
Irvine, California, United States
14 days ago


Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital Company, is seeking a Senior Systems Spacecraft Engineer to join the mission development team. Tyvak focuses exclusively on developing components and subsystems into highly-integrated and custom nano-satellite vehicles. The Team's skillset ranges from architecture, design, build, and testing of major mechanical, electrical, and software subsystems integrated into small spacecraft.

You will join a collaborative team developing innovative pico-, nano-, and micro-satellite vehicle solutions for multiple projects and programs. You'll be responsible for mission planning, requirements management, vehicle sizing, system trade studies, interface definition, and systems integration. It is expected that you will have an ability and desire to learn, grow, and discover continuously.

  • Working in a small team environment closely with hardware, software, mechanical, and systems engineers to develop optimal solutions to complex problems.
  • Management requirements to ensure proper flow-down and traceability, as well as requirements verification.
  • Perform system and vehicle level trade studies to balance risk, cost, and performance
  • Supporting assembly, integration, and test activities including generation of build procedures and test plans/procedures.
  • Leading concept of operations development and mission operations procedures.
  • Participating in team discussions involving vehicle architecture and design for future projects.
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, enthusiastic, and able to perform duties autonomously.
  • Ability to solve complex problems with a high degree of innovation and effectiveness.
  • Ability to lead and motivate project teams to ensure program success.
  • Basic understanding of the Systems Engineering process.
  • BS or MS in engineering field with focus on Aerospace or other engineering discipline with 8+ years work experience.
  • Familiarity with spacecraft and/or launch vehicle systems. Small satellite or CubeSat experience desirable
  • Salary and benefits are market competitive.
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • 100% paid PPO medical benefits plan for eligible employees + family.

  • To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

About Terran Orbital

Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world's largest, most advanced Next-Gen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60907252
  • Location:
    Irvine, California, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Systems Spacecraft Engineer
  • Company Name: Terran Orbital
  • Job Title: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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