Spacecraft Engineer

Santa Barbara, California

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Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity.

Our mission:Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet's most pressing needs. We're helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

We are always looking for talented individuals interested in the design, build, test and operation of Umbra spacecraft to join the Space Systems team. Entry level engineers can expect a dynamic work environment that requires collaboration across functional teams, and an opportunity to learn from extremely knowledgeable and experienced staff while building their skills as engineers. If you're interested in hearing more about opportunities in our Space Systems department that may suit you as they become available, please share your information with us here. We will keep you in mind for any roles that match your skills and experience.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant STEM field (such as aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, digital design, physics, mathematics, or computer science)
  • Comfortable with ascripting language such as MATLAB or Python
  • Strong desire to work in a dynamic and fast-paced development environment
  • Excellent communications skills, ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team environment, and willingness to learn new skills and technology
  • Willing to occasionally support odd hours around launches or testing, such as overnights and/or weekends

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working on spacecraft, launch vehicles, robotics, or components intended for these applications
  • Knowledge of advanced tools relevant to your field (Solidworks, Altium, STK, GMAT, etc)
  • Experience utilizing collaboration software such as Confluence or Jira
  • Experience with design for manufacturing processes
  • Experience utilizing cloud based software
  • Familiarity with Earth observation techniques
  • Ability to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance

Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

ITAR/EAR Requirements:

This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

  • Flexible Vacation / Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Stock Options
  • Free downtown Santa Barbara parking
  • Employee Referral Bonus

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