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Space Systems Engineer

US-VA-Herndon
4 months ago
Job ID
2016-1107
HawkEye 360
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering

Overview

 

 HawkEye 360

**This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.**

 

WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOLVING BIG PROBLEMS
Big problems call for big data. At HawkEye 360, we are developing a technology solution that will provide customers with data products and knowledge to make critical decisions. We will find meaning in the signals and information that we collect, and merge this with other important information to bring a whole new level of visualization to our customers.
WE ARE FOCUSED AND STRATEGIC
It’s easy to get distracted and watch the sky. At HawkEye 360, we will focus on our customers’ needs while understanding the strategic nature of each and every problem brought to us to solve. And we thrive on a good challenge!
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COLLABORATION AND CREATIVITY
At HawkEye 360, we believe that collaboration is critical to solving problems. We will seek input from customers, partners, advisors and the community to identify and bring the best solutions to market. Many of our systems will tap into a large community of developers and companies. We will research and evaluate open-source solutions first before spending time and money developing something ourselves. Our iterative creativity and collaborative approach will drive innovation and feed our spirit.
WE ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDS OF WHAT SMALL SATELLITES CAN DO
The smallsat industry is changing the market dynamics of space. At HawkEye 360, we are committed to advancing smallsat utilization to allow for a whole new level of agility and capability on orbit.
HawkEye 360 is an RF analytics company that is developing a constellation of small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) to generate reports on wireless signals that can be used to track and monitor global transportation networks, assist with emergencies, as well as provide other data analytics services to a broad range of customers. The company seeks to provide highly accurate activity based data products by processing multiple sources of information (RF, Imagery, open source Internet) to create a wealth of current and historical data useful for commercial and government customers.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Build a Constellation of RF Sensing Satellites:
HawkEye 360 is currently seeking a Space Systems Engineer, who will be part of a team that is responsible for the overall spacecraft and RF payload design for the company’s constellation. The Space Systems team will work across the Engineering teams to derive the requirements for the satellites and payloads, such that the appropriate metadata makes its way downstream. The Space Systems Engineer will also support development of processing algorithms onboard the payload. The Engineer will report to the Director of Space Systems, and interface with directors and engineers on the signal processing, analytics and future Launch, FlightOps and GroundOps teams. 

Responsibilities

We’ll Expect You To…  

  • Support the design of the overall spacecraft and RF payload architecture (bus, SDR, antenna, etc.) 
  • Identify and evaluate potential technology (bus/payload) sources that meet the architectural requirements. 
  • Reduce technical risk by performing technology demonstrations, tests and integration activities leading up to launch and operations
  • Support the design review process leading up to final systems development: PDR, CDR, etc. 
  • Coordinate with satellite and payload vendors and track the schedule of systems delivery
  • Deliver key technical space, ground and ops solutions to support the mission. 
  • Implement technical, architectural, and programmatic solutions for future satellite operations (in the initial absence of Launch, FlightOps, and GroundOps teams)

Qualifications

You’ll Need to Have… 

  • 5+ years of experience in signals processing 
  • S. Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on digital communications systems is ideal, relevant experience will be considered if determined to be equivalent
  • Experience designing digital signal processing (DSP) components and communications algorithms 
  • Experience with geolocation algorithms and/or measuring geolocation results.
  • Experience with C and C++ 
  • Experience with Python 
  • Experience simulating, testing and troubleshooting DSP algorithms and systems 
  • Strong debugging and problem solving skills 
  • Experience performing systems engineering 
  • Solid written and oral communication 


We’d Like to See…

  • FPGA experience 
  • Digital and analog HW design and development 
  • VHDL and/or Verilog 
  • GNU radio or similar framework
  • Experience with communications and/or software defined radio and software packages such as GNU Radio.

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