Hiring Spacecraft Systems Engineer

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Hiring Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Hiring Spacecraft Systems Engineer

FreeFall Aerospace is developing innovative antenna technology for spacecraft, aerial platforms, and ground stations. We are seeking an experienced spacecraft systems engineer to play a lead role in several current spaceflight projects incorporating our antenna systems. The successful candidate will have broad-based space systems engineering skills including a background in all relevant electrical and mechanical subsystems and requirements, and be capable of designing, integrating, and testing spacecraft components to meet specific customer requirements. Experience with Cubesats and a background in antenna systems integration and test is highly desirable. The candidate must have strong analytical problem-solving skills and the ability to guide small teams and coordinate activities across multiple project areas. He/she must be hands-on and comfortable working with hardware and electronics in a Design/Build/Test paradigm.


Summary of roles and essential job functions for Spacecraft Systems Engineer

  • Serve as a systems engineer on a variety of FreeFall antenna projects with an emphasis on spaceflight projects but extending to aerial, and ground antenna systems
  • Work with the FreeFall Chief Engineer to implement spacecraft communication systems for demonstration and spaceflight
  • Serve as the key knowledge resource for spacecraft hardware components and requirements
  • Collaborate on the creation and analysis of new antenna products for a variety of applications with an emphasis on space and ground satcom
  • Be familiar with industry, DOD, and civilian government communications priorities and plans, and assist in the identification of new business opportunities in all sectors
  • Develop communications subsystem solutions that meet all specified requirements. Conduct trade studies on satellite communications service provider solutions; vehicle communications hardware including antennas, modems, and other related components; ground station equipment, etc.
  • Conduct or lead system performance studies including link budgets, parametric analysis, environmental sensitivity, and other factors affecting space and ground performance
  • Prepare or collaborate on technical reports, white papers, marketing products, presentations, trade shows, etc. to depict results of the antenna development and test activities and to advance business opportunities
  • Stay abreast of new opportunities and maintain expert knowledge of the competitive landscape to ensure that FreeFall is always at the forefront of antenna system design and implementation



  • BS+10, MS+5, or equivalent
  • Experience as a spacecraft systems engineer or subsystem specialist in telecommunications, mechanical systems, attitude control, or other spaceflight disciplines
  • Experience in building, testing, and delivering flight hardware
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing projects, and excellent communication skills

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