Sr. Electrical Engineer - Imaging Payloads

Urban Sky
Denver, CO
Added: April 12, 2024
About Urban Sky:

Urban Sky is a venture-backed aerospace startup redefining the way we analyze Earth from the stratosphere. We design, build, operate, and sell stratospheric balloon systems. The data we collect supports a range of applications, from real-time wildfire monitoring to urban mapping.

We are writing the next chapter of stratospheric history in Denver and are seeking self-starting, open-minded, and hard-working team members.

Role Description:

Our hardware team is growing rapidly as our operation grows across the US. We're seeking a self-driven multi-disciplinary electrical engineer to support payload systems development.

This position is onsite at our Denver, CO HQ.

Key Functions:

  • Own electrical engineering of all payload systems. You'll be expected to work through problems across a system's entire lifecycle, from requirements, to prototype and mass manufacture
  • Reverse engineer and modify COTS parts for use in flight systems
  • Collaborate within hardware team to architect key elements of our platform

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum B.S. in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent practical experience
  • 4+ years of industry experience. We are open to a range of experiences and levels
  • High level of proficiency with circuit design, schematic capture, PCB layout, integration, sourcing and transitioning a prototype to production
  • Past success developing electronics for critical systems in fields such as aerospace, transportation, or medical devices
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Must be able to work at Urban Sky's Denver, CO office


  • Software development chops
  • Mechanical design chops
  • Hands-on experience field testing systems
  • Exposure to a startup environment


  • Salary $100,000- $150,000 per year
    • We are required to post this salary range per Colorado law. Your salary will be determined based on your abilities and experience
  • Stock Options
  • Medical, Vision and Dental
  • Unlimited Vacation Days
  • Cell Phone Bill Stipend

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes that they have the skills and the passion necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.

Urban Sky is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.