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Fleet Management GNC Engineer
Posted on 10/19/2022
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline or physics
  • Software development experience in C++ or Python
  • Master's degree in engineering discipline or physics
  • 2+ years of experience in a space mission design role
  • Strong understanding of orbital mechanics, modeling and simulation, and software development
  • Low thrust trajectory optimization for orbital maneuvering
  • Experience with state estimation
  • General familiarity with the disciplines necessary for spacecraft flight including; structures, propulsion, avionics, GNC, flight software, dynamics, launch and mission operations, and integration. Practical experience in real world development of these systems is highly desired
  • Capable of identifying and solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Support constellation orbit design via through constellation coverage simulations
  • Implement orbit transfer path-planning systems and algorithms to minimize arrival times subject to complex path constraints that, for example, may vary per satellite or depend on the state of other satellites
  • Implement and maintain the infrastructure necessary to monitor and manage the fleet of satellites. Estimate satellite lifetimes, forecast constellation state, and plan the rollout of future satellites
  • Continued support of satellites in orbit, commanding as necessary to route satellites to their intended orbits and resolve anomalies
  • Interface with hardware reliability, network analysis, and network software teams to determine the best fleet management policies and plans to meet Starlink business objectives

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.