Backend Engineer – Spacecraft Operations

Backend Engineer – Spacecraft Operations

Position Description

Subsystem Summary

Spacecraft Operations is responsible for maintaining the ground mission control software, implementating of Telecommand and Telemetry services , automationing of nominal pass procedures and operating as the “command centre” of spacecraft’s on-board applications. Its prime goal is to optimize mission return while maximizing operational reliability.

Position Description:

As a Front-end Engineer the following are the fields you will be working on:

  • Monitoring and control of the spacecraft’s status
  • For the AcubeSAT mission you will be working with YAMCS, which is a mission control software for the implementation of the Telemetry and Telecommands packets that will be used for the communication with the spacecraft
  • Collaboration with other Subsystems in order to monitor and control the status of individual components of the spacecraft
  • Development of test procedures and test execution, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft.
  • Identification and troubleshooting issues with the satellite – ground station communication, and work with the Systems Engineering team for resolution
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work and program collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and teamwork spirit
  • Willingness to learn
  • Availability and commitment
  • Familiarity with a programming language (eg. java/python/c++)

Preferred Skills:

Our goal is to study, learn, develop and fly our own satellite. If you have a working spirit, time to spend, patience and in search of personal progress, come and meet us! This position is entry level, hence the below mentioned skill set is optional.

  • Experience using git to develop and maintain team projects
  • Familiarity with network programming (UDP – TCP)