Attitude Control Subsystem Engineer at Albedo

Posted on: 04/27/2022

Location: (REMOTE)

full time

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Tags: embedded coverage python

Satellite imagery is a historically-scarce resource, whose adoption has been slowed by an unbalanced relationship between price and resolution. In theory, frequent, ultra high-resolution imagery of Earth has near infinite applications; in reality, only a sliver of that potential has been realized. Albedo aims to be the catalyst in unlocking satellite imagery’s latent potential, hoping to expand current applications and propel the discovery of new use cases. Whether our imagery is being used to reduce wildfire risk, assess the environmental impact of global forestry, contribute to timely 3D reconstructions of urban areas, or monitor carbon emissions from industrial power plants, our mission is to get better data into the hands of decision makers fast. We’re modernizing how satellite imagery is used by providing near real-time access to our ultra-high resolution data. **What We’re Up To:** Albedo is developing a novel approach to the earth observation industry, both in space and with our business model. We are intentionally doing things differently by taking (calculated) risks, trying new things, and moving with speed. Our team believes satellite imagery is a valuable resource that should be made accessible, in every sense of the word. We are committed to our customers, ensuring that what we’re building is what they want. We are playing at the edges of how traditional New Space technologies have been approached, and we want to shake up the industry as it stands today. **Who We’re Looking For:** Albedo is launching next-generation, ultra high-resolution imaging satellites to service a global audience through a modern, cloud-based product interface. In order to achieve this goal, we are looking for a team of people who are both passionate about our mission and are willing to put in the work to design, develop, and test an innovative earth observation concept in the commercial industry. The times ahead will be set in a fast-paced, often uncertain environment, but if you are hard-working, kind, and team-oriented, you can expect a rewarding and purposeful experience. We’re looking for a GNC Engineer to join our Space team. You will be responsible for developing high precision pointing, scanning, and slew optimization software for use on Albedo's ultra high resolution satellites. **About you / What You'll Do:** * You are a software engineer with a deep understanding of kinematics, optimization, or control, and you can put your knowledge to practice by creating robust code * You will develop a high precision profile generator plus pointing, scan, and slew optimization software for an agile spacecraft operating in LEO * Your software will be the crown jewel in Albedo’s flight and ground control systems * You will be building something real, and you will likely have more fun than most of your teammates (that’s saying a lot because we are a fun bunch) **Required skills or experience:** * Ability to develop robust, modular, maintainable, and testable code in Python or C/C++ * Knowledge of quaternion kinematics, including high accuracy quaternion propagation algorithms * Background in designing and implementing FIR filtering algorithms * Basic knowledge of the tools and processes used in developing real-time, embedded control system software **Desirable skills or experience:** * Experience with pointing algorithms or architecture used on a scanning imaging satellite = huge plus * Familiarity with spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control systems * Familiarly with advanced distribution laws or inverse kinematics models * Formal training in constrained optimization algorithms applied to nonlinear systems, ex: attitude kinematics **What We Believe Are Important Traits For This Role** * Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively pass on and share your knowledge with others * A humble and open mind: willingness to accept feedback and learn, consistently improve upon yourself and the product you will be responsible for * A high-degree of emotional intelligence: ability to collaborate closely with coworkers in a respectful and empathetic manner * Belief in the value of diversity: active appreciation of each person’s unique perspective and realization that diversity produces better outcomes * Alignment and willingness to champion [Albedo's Core Values](https://albedo.com/post/our-core-values) **Benefits** * [Employee friendly](https://blog.samaltman.com/employee-equity) equity compensation * 4% direct matching 401k * Insurance: Medical, Vision, Dental, Mental Health * Parental leave and childcare coverage * 20 paid vacation days, yours from day one * 10 company holidays and unlimited sick days * Monthly wellness benefit * Two team retreats per year to build relationships IRL **Additional Requirements:** In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All persons hired will be required to be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or 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. Albedo is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Questions? Feedback? Feel free to email us at careers @ albedo.com