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Engineer - Ground Systems

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.
Terran Orbital is seeking a motivated Ground Software Systems Engineer to contribute to the Ground Systems (GSW) development at our Irvine, CA location. Terran Orbital is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. The team is responsible for building and maintaining software applications and tools that enable end-to-end operations of our spacecraft as well as the entire ground segment. The Ground Systems Engineer will support Terran Orbital in developing, deploying, and sustaining a large system of systems spacecraft constellation.
The position requires you having experience software systems engineering processes and documentation. You will interact and coordinate daily with numerous stakeholders (Program Managers, System Engineers, and external/customer organizations). The successful candidate will have excellent communication and team skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement solutions-focused strategies for system architecture and engineering activities, including system requirements, design, interface management, and data architecture
  • Provide mission operations support ensuring the reliability and effectiveness of space mission activities
  • Support AI&T, providing software solutions for hardware testing
  • Support various systems architecting and engineering activities such as system requirements definition, design, interface management, data architecture development, verification and validation, integration, performance analysis, lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis, and physical configuration assessments
  • Manage ground segment technical and interface requirements. Manage interface negotiation with external stakeholders. Oversee requirements and interface verification
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Support development of system engineering items such as CONOPs, requirements definitions (or features, themes, epics), system testing, algorithm document review, and interfaces to other application development efforts
  • Support the development and refinement of acquisition strategies as well as identifying program execution issues and provide recommendations when possible
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or relevant discipline and 5 years or more of experience in technical program management and systems engineering
  • 3+ years experience in Software Systems Engineering, Design, and Architecture Development
  • Experience with:
    • Linux
      • Bash scripts
      • Networking
      • Storage
    • Container Technologies
      • Docker
      • Networking
    • Programming
      • Python
      • JavaScript - React
    • Bonus knowledge
      • Kubernetes
      • Grafana
Distinguishing Qualifications and Skills
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering with application focus
  • Agile software methodology development
  • Understanding of and experience with Git, CI/CD, DevOps, Cloud, Containerization, and Kubernetes
  • MBSE expertise and MBSE development tools (e.g. Cameo)
  • Experience developing in Python
  • Familiarity with testing aerospace flight hardware
  • Developing with industry standard tool suites to include Atlassian
  • Space Mission Operations Support
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $100,000-$132,000
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com
Physical Demands
An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.
Work Environment
The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.
To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the 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. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.
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.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].