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Senior Manager
Orbits R&D
Posted on 4/12/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Agile
CUDA
Jenkins
JIRA
C/C++/C#
Leadership
R
Research
Python
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field
  • 4+ years of experience solving problems in space related industries
  • Strong background in astrodynamics / orbital mechanics
  • Experience in solving large-scale optimization problems
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams (systems, product, strategy etc.), leading design and development of internal tools/systems to achieve high-level objectives
  • Ability to context switch across multiple projects and systems
  • Strong programming background in Python/C++
  • Proficient with software engineering tools and processes (version control, code review, regression testing, debuggers, Jenkins, JIRA, agile)
Responsibilities
  • Onboard state estimation and maneuver planning for low altitude, low thrust spacecraft
  • Distributed, "real-time" scheduling systems for the world's largest constellation of high resolution Earth Observation satellites
  • Shared-resource optimization for multi-mission heterogeneous constellations
Desired Qualifications
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering with 3+ years, or 6+ years of industry experience
  • Experience mentoring juniors into thriving engineers
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas/information to a wide audience (technical engineers, internal stakeholders, executives and external customers)
  • Experience leading small, high-functioning teams across multiple disciplines
  • Knowledge of State Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Experience with Geomatics or Meteorology/Cloud forecasting/modeling
  • A strong understanding of attitude determination and control systems
Planet
Satellite imaging for Earth
Company mission
Planet is an aerospace and data analytics company that builds small satellites and delivers information about the changing planet.