Sr. ACS Engineer

Sr. ACS Engineer
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar Space is seeking a Sr. ACS Engineer to apply your knowledge and expertise to the development of Attitude and Controls Systems (ACS) for cutting edge low Earth orbit solutions, complex geosynchronous communications satellites and beyond Earth science missions. You will be working with our Space Systems team out of our offices in Palo Alto, CA. This position may also be located remotely within the U.S., with travel to the Bay Area when needed

You'll utilize your experience in applying systems engineering discipline to complex systems and you're familiar with ACS methods, hardware components, and their practical applications.


Design, analysis, and verification of satellite attitude control systems (ACS)

Coordinate implementation of ACS related FDIR (Failure Detection, Isolation, and Recovery) systems

Develop and flow down system and test requirements to flight software, unit design, production, and operations engineers

Support cross-functional teams to implement and test control topologies and ACS flight software. Support Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) team tasks

Support cross-functional teams to develop and qualify new ACS sensors and actuators

Experience with ACS hardware in a development, test or operations environment

Minimum Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

8 years of relevant experience. A master's degree may be counted as two years of experience

Experience in dynamics, feedback control systems, spacecraft attitude control methods, or orbital mechanics

Experience with any ACS Hardware in a Development, Test or Operations environment. Practical experience with the hardware and debugging real world issues (i.e.; noise or timing issues).

Domestic travel ~4 times a year may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in guidance, navigation and control systems for spacecraft attitude control

Experience in GPS systems and hardware

Experience in Mission Operations

Expertise in executing the systems engineering discipline, with focus on requirements generation, evaluation, decomposition, synthesis, and flow down

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.