Flight Application Engineer

Buenos Aires, Argentine/Remote
Added: April 4, 2024

About Satellogic

Satellogic is a vertically integrated Earth Observation satellite and data company. We design, manufacture, and operate our own fleet of satellites, the Aleph-1 constellation, which delivers high-frequency, high-resolution imagery plus full-motion video.

Earth Observation imagery and data are key to monitoring change at scale, informing critical decisions, and ultimately helping solve the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to democratize access to this information, making it affordable and available for those who need it across a wide range of industries, from climate monitoring and agriculture, to energy, infrastructure and many more. We want to do our part in building a world where every organization is prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

With a growing team of more than 300 employees spanning 10 countries, Satellogic is a diverse group of purpose-driven professionals across software development, satellite engineering, operations, data science, manufacturing, and sales. We are excited to grow and welcome team members who push the limits, get things done, and never stop learning—all while being humble, honest, and empathetic.

About the team

The Flight Application Engineering (FAE) team within MIssion & Operation, is in charge of defining, implementing and maintaining all performance metrics and Service Level Indicators while supervising the performance of the satellites in orbit, from launch to decommissioning, ensuring that each subsystem meets the Service Level Agreements defined with the stakeholders in terms of Throughput and Reliability.

The team is always learning and trying to push the limits, relying in part on the large diversity of people’s profiles and backgrounds.

About the position

As a Flight Application Engineer, you will interact primarily with the Payloads, then with On-Board Computers (OBC) and Storage subsystems of the spacecraft and their associated flight software. This multidisciplinary software serves several different purposes: image capturing, data handling, communications, etc.

As a Flight Application Engineer you will design, execute and document in-flight tests and benchmarks, taking ownership of engineering projects aiming to improve the satellite fleet performance and reliability. Also, you will support continuous improvement by translating the feedback collected from the performance in orbit into feature development proposals and requirements that have an impact in the design of the satellite.


Satellogic’s office locations include Buenos Aires, Cordoba (ARG). Remote work allowed.


  • Maximize capacity, reliability and lifetime of the fleet
  • Improve observability, operability and optimization of the fleet
  • Act as the main interface between the Mission & Operations and Satellite Engineering team, interfacing as well with the program managers and other systems engineers (Electronics, Mechanical, Thermal, Software, etc).
  • Define, maintain and monitor Service Level Indicators
  • Develop guidelines and procedures for Operations to ensure uptime and health of the constellation
  • Provide second level support to resolve all issues related to the performance of the satellites in orbit, minimizing downtime, addressing technological problems and running Post-mortem analysis.
  • Oversee the satellite datapath during pre-launch and in-orbit activities. Define and supervise the commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning processes of the fleet throughout their lifetime.
  • Design, implement and lead execution of in-orbit procedures, experiments, and other tasks to characterize and improve the overall performance of the on-board computers. Establish satellite validation plans within a multidisciplinary engineering team.
  • Provide technical input to future developments and contribute to continuous improvement of products, systems and processes.

About you


  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar.
  • 2+ years experience in embedded software development and documentation, preferably using Python, C/C++, Bash and VCS (Gitlab preferably)
  • 2+ years of experience in embedded systems (embedded Linux, electronics, RTOS)


  • Systemic vision, capacity to understand the architecture of complex systems
  • Communication: Ability to communicate and negotiate verbally and in writing at all hierarchical levels
  • Experience in providing service to internal customers and stakeholders
  • Open minded and teamwork player
  • Fluent English

Diversity Commitment

Satellogic values diversity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. We are convinced that hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline will drive innovation, generate new solutions, and deliver a superior product to our global customer base. We work to build an equitable and inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come together to do their best work.

Please feel free to specify your pronouns following your name on the application.

Learn more about Satellogic

To learn more about us please visit and follow us on twitter (@Satellogic) and LinkedIn