Systems Engineer

Posted October 14th, 2020

Astroscale U.S. Inc. is currently seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team in our Denver, Colorado location.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Mission, system and operational concept development for satellite services and missions, including space and ground segments.
  • Apply and further develop expertise in understanding of the roles of each of the subsystems that build up a satellite and the interactions between them.
  • Apply system engineering principles to the selection of subsystems as part of satellite concept and design development.
  • System level design of space systems across all phases of projects, including requirement analysis, sensitivity analysis, mission analysis, and design trade-offs.
  • Mission and system level requirements management, through to verification and validation.
  • Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve engineering problems, including future applications, and engineering developments.
  • Prepare technical responses to bids, presentation materials and reports, for a variety of
    applications and customers.
  • Support and actively participate in customer and supplier meetings and presentations at all
    project stages.
  • Liaise with customer and supplier staff, and staff from other parts of Astroscale.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution, with four or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree, or two or more years’ experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the satellite system life cycle, including designing and analyzing space and ground segments to the subsystem level.
  • Familiarity with systems engineering principles and tools, including for example the STK toolset.
  • Understanding of fundamental requirement management for system qualification.
  • Familiarity with spacecraft level environmental testing, launch, and commissioning.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • U.S. person or U.S. citizen.

Astroscale U.S. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.​


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About Astroscale

Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company solely dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.

Founded in 2013, Astroscale is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of on-orbit servicing missions, including Life Extension, In-situ Space Situational Awareness, End of Life services, and Active Debris Removal, to create sustainable space systems and mitigate the growing and hazardous buildup of debris in space. Astroscale is also defining business cases and working with government and commercial stakeholders to develop norms, regulations, and incentives for the responsible use of space.

Headquartered in Japan, Astroscale has an international presence with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Singapore. Astroscale is a rapidly expanding venture company, working to advance safe and stable growth in space and solve a growing environmental concern. End of Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d), the company’s first on-orbit demonstration of debris capture and removal, is scheduled to take place in late 2020.