Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Terran Orbital
Irvine, California, United States
14 days ago


Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions. Nano-satellites are a disrupt-or in the space technology realm and provide increased capabilities at a fraction of the cost of larger satellites. There are many benefits to using nano-satellites. Aside from being versatile and inexpensive, nanosatellites provide natural redundancy of systems to your mission. There are significant applications for today's small satellites, from the rescue, repair and de-orbit of larger satellites to disaster, weather and border monitoring capabilities.

This position is in Irvine, California. The Associate Systems Engineer will report to the Lead Systems Engineer and will support the systems engineering team in the development, analysis, and definition of spacecraft designs.

You will use your technical expertise to define and manage subsystem specifications, interface control documents, concept of operations, and system performance analyses for satellite space and ground systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team, and attention to detail
  • BS or MS in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, or a related discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience in systems engineering or similar disciplines related to spacecraft
  • Familiarity with satellite systems and subsystems

Desired Skills
  • Familiarity with DOORS or JAMA requirements management software
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, SolidWorks, STK, and Linux
  • Familiarity with satellite system budgets including mass, power, and link budgets
  • Familiarity with satellite program lifecycles, development flows, test events, and verification and validation
  • Competitive health benefits, including 100% Company Paid Medical PPO plan for Employees and Dependents.
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Generous Paid Company Holiday schedule.
  • Paid Time Off Package.


  • 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: 60908308
  • Location:
    Irvine, California, United States
  • Position Title: Spacecraft Systems Engineer
  • Company Name: Terran Orbital
  • Job Title: Aerospace Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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