Spire Global is a 160-person space data company founded in 2012 that designs and operates one of the largest satellite constellations in the world, and several analytics applications. The company owns the entire stack from custom hardware to customer APIs. As part of the drive to better serve our customers and deliver higher volumes of lower-latency data, Spire is on the forefront of driving constellation automation. To further optimize its constellation operations, Spire is seeking an experienced modelling engineer to develop high fidelity models of the constellation, its payloads and its communication links as complexity and product requirements are ever-increasing.
As an engineer at Spire, you’ll move fast, iterate quickly, and solve global problems. You might be the right fit if you love exciting technical challenges, hate getting bored, and enjoy collaborating with engineers who are changing the way the world thinks about space, satellites, and data. You will join a team responsible for the design and maintenance of our constellation management system.
Responsibilities of your role:
Develop constellation simulation tools, including payload models, coverage and revisit time modeling, latency modeling, ground-station contact analysis, inter-satellite link analysis, data budgets etc.
Coordinate with spacecraft and constellation software teams to build accurate models of subsystems and processes
Work with software teams to productionize models and run them in operations
Design and trade off various constellation network model architectures to select optimal topologies