Spacecraft Systems Engineer
Engineering - Toronto, Ontario
Kepler is changing the face of satellite communications by launching a constellation of telecommunication nanosatellites! With the recent success of our Series A funding, a handful of early customers, and our first two satellites in orbit, Kepler is currently doubling in size!

We invest heavily to deliver the best products to our customers through an ever-growing number of services as we build to the internet in space, and so we’re on the hunt for a top-tier Systems Engineer.  In this role you will be a key team member in the build-out of our constellation; improving and enhancing our orbital assets and ensuring the reliability in their build.

In this role, you will work with the growing team developing and building Kepler’s spacecraft and payloads. You will build upon existing designs using data-analysis and model-based approaches to produce improvements and changes to each generation of Kepler spacecraft. Based on strengths and interest, you will focus on analysis or hardware readiness, or some mixture of both. Responsibilities will range from supporting Assembly, Integration, and test (AIT) of spacecraft and subsystems, design and characterization of subsystems and subsystem/spacecraft and their interfaces, and aid in the guidance of spacecraft technical development through system models and verification methods. In this role, the candidate will have the opportunity to be exposed to the full life cycle of technology; from concept to orbit deployment and eventual disposal.

The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be supporting critical development, AIT and sub-system/team interfacing, but will evolve aligned with each candidates’ strengths and interest. The candidate will be responsible for the complete scope of subsystem scoping and integration, ensuring that interfaces are controlled, tested and modeled such that they are verified and successful. The candidate will be responsible for the development of tools required to ensure success of the systems/sub-systems for which they are owners.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (electrical, mechanical, aerospace engineering)
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong understanding of aerospace systems and engineering fundamentals  
  • Hands-on environmental testing (vibration, thermal, shock or thermal vacuum) or electro-magnetic interference (EMI) testing experience
  • High degree of attention to detail and time management
  • Demonstrated capability to efficiently work with little to no schedule supervision
  • Ability to distill complex problems to fundamentals to solve with analysis, similarity, or creativity
  • Ability to read and decipher highly technical data, and conduct trade-offs for competing requirements
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with qualification and acceptance testing of new designs (hardware)
  • Experience creating or using models and/or simulation software
  • Strong understanding of the space environment and orbit mechanics.
  • Bonus Points

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (electrical, mechanical, industrial, aerospace engineering)
  • Solid understanding of the product development lifecycle process, including analysis and design, development tools and technologies, release and version control, contemporary testing methodologies and deployment management
  • Experience taking a product from concept phase through prototyping, launch and maintaining operation
  • Master’s Degree and or strong academic/professional project experience
  • Experience developing in python
  • A good foundation in spacecraft attitude dynamics and control algorithms, with emphasis on practical application of knowledge.
  • Experience with mission and orbit modelling and simulation
  • Experience developing CAD for complex assemblies
  • Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.

    As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People & Culture team by phone at: +1 (437) 637-0047 to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

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