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Date added: 31 July 2017

Organisation: UrtheCast

Location: Vancouver, Canada

UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that serves the rapidly evolving geospatial and geoanalytics markets with a wide range of information-rich products and services. UrtheCast is growing and is shaping the future of earth observation. We provide the world with next-generation Earth Observation data using our growing system of space-based sensors.

We are currently seeking a Systems Engineer. As an UrtheCast Systems Engineer, you will support the UrtheCast OptiSAR space systems development effort, with lead responsibility on the real-time onboard planning subsystem. The onboard planning subsystem will generate an optimal schedule in real-time to task the satellite to acquire imagery, taking into account complex system and resource constraints. The system engineer will lead this subsystem from specification through algorithm development, design and implementation to operational capability in flight. The Systems Engineer is a key member of the engineering team and will support broader OptiSAR mission system engineering as needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Specify requirements and development, traceability and maintenance
  • System design and implementation
  • System Integration, Verification and Commissioning
  • Perform analyses and trade-offs
  • Manage technical interface with the mission systems engineering team, ground segment planning software development team, and the satellite subcontractor
  • Conduct engineering reviews and develop associated documentation and presentation materials
  • Provide software engineering team leadership

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor or Master's in aerospace engineering, systems engineering or related discipline (engineering, math, physics)
  • Professional Engineering designation an asset
  • 4+ years' space mission experience with strong preference for direct experience in earth observation missions and their development
  • 2+ years' system-level engineering experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Space mission analysis and design, remote sensing systems engineering, specification development and experience with a space mission.
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, planning and problem solving skills
  • Interest and flexibility in fulfilling multiple roles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of tech industry and enthusiasm for innovation
  • Software engineering / development

Learn more about the role and how to apply.


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