Spacecraft AI&T and Operations Engineer

Santa Clara, Califonia, United States (USA), Momentus Space [MOM-SAITOE]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

The Spacecraft AI&T and Operations Engineer will participate in flight spacecraft system assembly, integration and test, mission planning, on-orbit operations and maintenance. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a high productivity environment and have experience with time critical spacecraft operations.


  • Support assembly, integration and testing of flight spacecraft and subsystems
  • Create test plans and procedures
  • Perform mission planning and spacecraft event scheduling to ensure customers are delivered to target orbits on schedule
  • Support in-flight operations including nominal and maintenance operations and contingency scenarios
  • Support spacecraft systems engineering team
  • Maintain communications equipment for spacecraft ground testing
  • Manage ground station network
  • Support evaluation of spacecraft in-flight performance
  • This position will occasionally require flexible working hours including nights and weekends to support spacecraft operations


  • Familiarization with all stages of mission operations including launch, commissioning, operations and deorbiting
  • Experience integrating and testing flight hardware
  • Understanding of spacecraft avionics functions, failure modes and debugging strategies
  • Experience using laboratory tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, network analyzers, and power supplies
  • Experience operating spacecraft in LEO, MEO, HEO and deep space (lunar and interplanetary)
  • Experience with data analysis to confirm mission performance and identify adverse trends
  • Understanding of orbital mechanics and trajectory planning
  • Familiarity working with ground station infrastructure and ground operations software
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent technical communications skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum: BS in Engineering plus 4 years relevant experience,

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