Senior Project Engineer

Irvine, California, United States · Project Engineer 001 expand job description ↓


Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Senior Project Engineer, serving in the capacity of technical lead in hardware design of CubeSAT, MicroSAT and MiniSAT platforms.

This candidate must possess a degree in at least one of the following disciplines and at least 10 years’ experience in large scale systems development: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.


  1. Ability to evaluate systems level designs and derive top-level requirements
  2. Create and manage Requirements and Interface Control documents
  3. Track adherence to requirements and monitor systems development in a multi-disciplinary environment
  4. Proficiency with Matlab, Simulink, C, C++, Python etc. preferred.
  5. Derivation and partitioning of subsystem requirements from customer specifications.
  6. Generation, organization, and flow-down of subsystem operational and interface definitions (Electrical-Mechanical Interfaces, Software-Hardware Interfaces, RF/Digital/DSP … etc.).
  7. Technical orchestration of subsystem development, testing, and integration, as well as top-level unit integration and qualification.
  8. Subsystem design in at least one discipline (RF, Software, FPGA, DSP, … etc.).
  9. Generation of satellite operations manuals and guidelines.
  10. Interfacing with, and briefing customers and senior management.

Experience in carrying satellite development (or other major platforms) to full term is required.


  • BS degree plus 7-12 years of industry related experience.
  • A HIGH-LEVEL working knowledge in at least three (3), with depth in at least one of the following subject matters is required:
  • RF Circuits and Systems
  • Embedded Software Development
  • ASIC or FPGA Design
  • Radar/Sonar Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Communications systems
  • Networking Protocols
  • Power Systems
  • Structural Mechanical design


Salary and benefits are market competitive.

100% paid PPO medical benefits plan for eligible employees + family.

To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Terran Orbital/Tyvak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, veteran status, disability status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

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