Mission Ops Engineer

over 1 year ago
Full time role
Golden, CO, US... more
Golden, CO, US... more

Job Description

Tomorrow.io’s Space & Sensors team is responsible for the development of unique RF-based sensing systems, such as radar and sonar, from architecture through implementation. The team is also responsible for the  development of corresponding spacecraft and constellations in support of Tomorrow.io’s Operation Tomorrow Space, which will collect data to be integrated seamlessly into our existing forecasting and modeling systems, revolutionizing global weather intelligence.

We are looking for a Mission Operations Engineer who will help develop and maintain our mission operations capabilities. We are taking a lightweight “prime” approach to our space program, working with a number of vendors and partners on spacecraft manufacturing and operations, and developing payload and science operations capabilities internally. As such, “mission operations” at Tomorrow.io includes the overall constellation conops and implementation, with a particular focus on communications and data handling, mission (payload) planning, and scientific operations, and is implemented within a software-centric, primarily automated, environment. This is a unique opportunity to join a passionate and fast-growing team, and to have an integral role in the deployment of our satellite constellation. 


What you’ll do:

  • Develop, execute, and maintain processes for payload operations planning and delivery of uplink artifacts
  • Ensures routine delivery of downlinked artifacts to science team and responds to off-nominal conditions in the data processing pipeline
  • Supports routine state of health assessment and response to off-nominal spacecraft and payload performance
  • Development of new science operations, mission planning, and payload tasking capabilities
  • Development of operational software tools to support data analysis and other routine tasks
  • Develop documentation and interact with multidisciplinary stakeholders 
  • Modeling and simulation to inform new mission conops using tools such as STK and Python


What you bring:

  • 3+ years of relevant spacecraft development, mission operations, and/or ground software experience
  • Experience with spacecraft functional testing
  • Experience working closely with software development teams
  • Experience with on-orbit anomaly detection and resolution
  • Thorough understanding of all phases of a spacecraft mission including pre-launch, LEOP, commissioning, mission operations, decommissioning, and de-orbit
  • Thorough understanding of spacecraft subsystems and their interfaces
  • Thorough understanding of orbital mechanics and rigid body dynamics
  • Thorough understanding of the spacecraft and orbital environment (thermal, radiation, etc)
  • Strong proficiency with Linux/Unix environments and shell scripting
  • Strong proficiency with data analysis in Python or equivalent


If your experience is close but doesn’t fulfill all requirements, please apply. Tomorrow.io  is on a mission to build a special company. To achieve our goal, we are focused on hiring people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States lawfully must be provided

This position requires access to technology that is controlled under U.S. export control laws and regulations. Accordingly, this position is restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and protected individuals unless and until any required licenses are obtained.

Tomorrow.io is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Anticipated salary range is $100K-$155K, subject to local market and a candidate’s skills and experience.  Health, leave and other benefits included. Multiple roles open with varying experience required. Relocation assistance may be offered / available.


About tomorrow.io:

Tomorrow.io is helping Countries, Businesses and Individuals better manage their Climate Security Challenges. Fully customizable to any industry impacted by the weather, customers around the world including Uber, Delta, Ford, National Grid and more use Tomorrow.io to dramatically improve operational efficiency. Tomorrow.io was built from the ground up to help teams predict the business impact of weather, streamline team communication and action plans, improve productivity, and optimize profit margins.

Space: In case you have not heard, we are also going to space with our Operation Tomorrow Space initiative. We are building the first-of-its-kind proprietary satellites equipped with radar, and launching them into space to improve weather forecasting technology for everyone on Earth. 

How we roll: We work in an “one office” environment. We believe that magic happens when people work together. Together also includes Zoom meetings, flexible hours and unlimited vacation days. Your success is achieved by your impact and deliveries and not by the hours you put in. We believe in transparency and directness, putting work before ego and empathy. We grow fast and move faster but we always see people first. Each person has their own career growth path for we believe that the only way for the company to grow is if you grow.

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