ACS Systems Engineer

Maxar Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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Maxar is currently seeking a candidate who can apply their knowledge and experience 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 to join our Space Program Delivery team in Palo Alto, CA or San Jose, CA. The ideal candidate will have experience in applying the systems engineering discipline to complex systems and is familiar with ACS methods, hardware components, and their practical application


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

  • Foreign and domestic travel ~4 times a year may be required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline

  • 5 years of relevant experience. (A Master's degree may count as 2 years of experience.)

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

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

  • Experience leading cross functional teams

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in guidance, navigation & control systems for spacecraft attitude control

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

COVID-19 Update:

As a federal contractor, Maxar is required to comply with the vaccination and other COVID-19 requirements in President Biden's September 9 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Accordingly, all Maxar team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022, except in cases where a team member is legally entitled to an accommodation.

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.