Infrared Instrument Development Engineer
Posted on 3/22/2024
Muon Space

51-200 employees

Deploys custom space sensors for data insights
Company Overview
Muon Space stands out in the industry through its unique approach of deploying custom space sensors, tailored to the specific needs of their clients, thereby providing a competitive advantage in obtaining precise and actionable data. The company's culture emphasizes close collaboration between their team of scientists, operations, and data teams, ensuring a seamless and efficient process from understanding client needs to data implementation. As a leader in space-based sensing solutions, Muon Space is redefining our understanding of the planet, demonstrating technical prowess and industry leadership.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding





Mountain View, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Hardware Engineering
Electronic Hardware Engineering
Hardware Validation & Testing
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in an engineering field, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years experience as a test/development engineer in a team environment.
  • Experience developing and operating integrated test infrastructure and systems.
  • Experience performing data analysis, post-processing, and test report generation.
  • Experience working hands on with precision electro-optical equipment.
  • Strong software skills in one or more languages (e.g. Python, Matlab, C, C++).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new challenges each week.
  • Responsible for the development of infrared instrument and component test infrastructure HW/SW, including design, build, management, and operation.
  • Lead test efforts including defining test strategy and standards, creating test plans, executing testing, post-processing/analysis, and generating test reports.
  • Collaborate with partners and vendors on test strategy, planning, and execution.
  • Develop test analysis and post-processing tools/scripts as needed and collaborate with end users of the test data.
  • Serve as the central point of contact across both internal disciplines and external groups for instrument test and integration activities.
  • Responsible for the development and operation of ground support equipment and testbeds to support spacecraft integration, check-outs, and full system testing.
  • Collaborate with spacecraft AI&T team to develop instrument integration plans and tooling and support spacecraft AI&T activities.
  • Responsible for instrument calibration and characterization infrastructure and execution.
  • Support prototyping and demonstration activities by designing, developing, and integrating instrument components and subsystems.
  • Support root cause analysis efforts including data analysis and testing.