Senior Satellite Ground Segment Architect

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201-500 employees

BlackSky provides real-time satellite-based intelligence and AI analytics.

Data & Analytics
AI & Machine Learning


Seattle, WA, USA + 1 more

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience with three (3) years’ experience in the remote sensing industry.
  • Strong knowledge of satellite ground system architectures and design of satellite ground systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of interfaces, system specifications and capability requirements.
  • Previous experience defining and documenting system Concepts of Operations, functional requirements, and performance requirements.
  • Able to facilitate technical coordination between engineering teams to articulate technical issues across the components of an architecture.
  • Must be a US-born citizen.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining, and supporting BlackSky’s ground segment architecture that spans ground subsystems including mission planning software, ground hardware infrastructure, image processing software, and computer vision algorithms.
  • Communicate with internal and external groups to determine functional requirements and translate those requirements to engineering specifications for implementation within the BlackSky architecture.
  • Understand the interactions between systems, applications, and services within the architecture and evaluate the impact of changes or additions.
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of architecture documentation.
  • Partner closely with developers, engineers, and the product team to develop road maps for system capabilities, align development plans, and ensure effective capability integration across space and ground subsystems.
  • Implement test processes, plans, procedures, and automation to ensure that architecture components operate within defined requirements.
  • Identify and investigate issues found during testing, update test cases based on discovered defects, and work closely with engineers and analysts to resolve issues.
  • Analyze architecture performance prior to and following deployment into operations to verify and validate requirements.
  • Act as liaison between technical and non-technical departments, facilitating cross-team collaboration and understanding.
  • Collaborate with business managers and technical groups to address important customer issues and find innovative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

BlackSky offers real-time space-based intelligence through its BlackSky Spectra AI SaaS platform, utilizing a satellite constellation and AI software to provide on-demand imagery and AI-enabled analytics for rapid decision-making and strategic insights.

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Herndon, Virginia



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