Principal Satellite GNC/ADCS Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

 

Support the management and execution of satellite systems engineering activities for DigitalGlobe’s commercial imaging satellites, with immediate focus on the WorldView Legion satellites now in development. This person will support the Director of Satellite Development in developing requirements; providing insight and oversight of satellite GNC/ADCS design; ensuring the design will meet all performance, reliability, and life-cycle requirements; and support Operations on an as-needed basis. Works with other Space Segment engineers, Satellite Operations engineers, and contractor engineers to accomplish goals. This person will interact directly with our contractors, providing insight and oversight into the contractor’s development activities including design, manufacturing, test, troubleshooting, and launch

For future satellite developments, this person will perform trade studies, develop alternatives, help write RFPs, and evaluate contractor proposals to ensure solid architectures and designs that will provide the required performance within cost and schedule constraints.

The combined total qualifications of each candidate will be considered, including education, experience, and areas of expertise.

 

 

The Space Systems engineering team is dedicated to providing the greatest value and benefit to DigitalGlobe by managing the procurement of our future remote-sensing satellites.  The team also manages the spacecraft and launch vehicle programs from concept through launch.  The WorldView systems to date are the premier high-resolution remote sensing space platforms in the commercial industry.  Come be a part of the Space Systems team as we ramp up on the design and build of our next generation of world-class satellites, WorldView Legion.

 

 

Basic Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of experience in the following disciplines:
    • Requirements development for Low Earth Orbit Imaging Satellites including Conops development
    • System budgeting and performance analysis
    • Demonstrated expertise in Guidance, Navigation & Control with a particular focus in Attitude Determination & Control
    • Demonstrated coding expertise using a variety of languages
  • US Citizenship
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Physics, or equivalent degree or experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Low Earth Orbit Imaging Satellite operations experience including tasking, troubleshooting, and anomaly resolution
  • Government security clearance at the Top Secret or higher level; or the ability to get such a clearance

 

 

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

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Location

Our location is just steps away from plenty of expansive open space, restaurants, and bars. We are less than a 5 minute walk from an RTD Park-n-Ride.
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Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans + Flexible Time Off + 10 Paid Company Holidays + Competitive Salaries + Employee Cafe + Free General Healthcare (when enrolled in a paid DG medical plan) + Amazing Office & Game Room + Exclusive Disc Golf Course = WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Contribute from $120 to $2,650 per household (per calendar year) for reimbursement of health‐related expenses you may need to pay for out of pocket.
Disability Insurance
6 weeks of salary continuation at 100% beginning on 8th consecutive day - 60% up to $20,000 per month if unable to work due to disability longer than 12 weeks.
Dental Benefits
The plan will pay 100% Preventative, 80% Basic, and 50% Major. $2,000 Annual Maximum. Deductible of $50 individual and $150 family for basic and major services. Orthodontics at 50%.
Vision Benefits
Vision Service Plan - 1 set of contact lenses and 1 eye exam (after copay) per calendar year. 1 pair of frames every 24 months.
Health Insurance Benefits
Options include a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan (CDHP) and PPO. Prescription Drug Plan is also covered under these medical plans. DigitalGlobe pays the majority of costs for both FT/PT employees.
Life Insurance
2X salary each up to a max of $800,000.
Wellness Programs
Counselors available 24/7, 365 days through a toll free number, 5 free face to face counseling sessions. Chiropractic services on-site weekly.
Onsite Gym
DG's onsite gym and yoga studio is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Immediate vesting of matching contribution upon completion of enrollment provided by Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% of the first 8% of eligible earnings contributed on a per‐pay‐period basis to an annual maximum of $9,000.
Company Equity
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Performance Bonus
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
DigitalGlobe offers competitive leave benefits including PTO, Unlimited Time Off (for salaried employees), Parental Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
8 holidays and 2 floating holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
DG's casual dress code is largely varied, with some employees wearing shorts and sandals, while other opt for more button ups and jeans. Rarely, if ever, are suits seen in the office.
Commuter Benefits
Employees can set aside a portion of their pay, via pre‐tax payroll deductions, for the payment of Mass Transit or Parking expenses.
Game Room
Our game room has access to outdoor terraces, and includes competitive ping pong games, as well as bean bags and Foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchens on each floor include ice, coffee, assorted teas, and waters. Soda is provided in one central location free of charge (just bring your own cup).
Some Meals Provided
Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!
Parking
Our employees have two parking garages with more than enough spaces to go around. Motorcycle, Electric Vehicle charging, and bike spots are given close access to the indoor entrances to the building.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation is offered on a case by case basis
Fitness Subsidies
At DigitalGlobe we want to stay focused on wellness and getting, or staying, in shape! Incentives include waiving joining fees, significantly reduced month-to-month rates with no contracts.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DG offers a wide range of training programs. Currently, DG is converting to AWS - included in that is varying AWS-related training and certification programs offered to all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement for employees is a maximum of $5,250. Effective after one year of employment.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flex time off plus 10 paid holidays. Free general healthcare when enrolled in a DigitalGlobe medical plan
Amazing corporate office with game room and cafe. Frisbee golf course around corporate building exclusively for employees. Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!

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