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Lead Systems Engineer


The Katalyst Space team is driven by passion for space exploration and an unyielding desire to make a difference through our work. The Lead Systems Engineer will guide the direction of Systems Engineering across all engineering disciplines. This position is responsible for developing a complex system architecture, ensuring requirement derivation and traceability, and setting frameworks for Systems Engineering methods that foster innovation. This position requires a strong leader confidently, delivering sound technical judgement within a challenging, face-paced startup environment.


  • System-wide architecture design, defining behaviors and interactions between complex subsystems
  • Identifying gaps between requirements and top level objectives  and creating solutions
  • Prepare, assess, and approve technical progress through design reviews and major milestones
  • Facilitate and rule on technical trades 
  • Set the framework for requirement verification methods and define approval levels of analysis to support decisions
  • Define and manage interfaces across multiple systems within a System-of-System architecture spread between terrestrial and space segment domains
  • Understand changing satellite market landscape and opportunities for technology applicability



  • Passionate about space
  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Deep experience in satellite mission design and satellite operations, specifically for communication satellites (Launch System Experience is also acceptable)
  • Experience in Spacecraft Rendezvous Proximity Operations & Docking
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering Methods
  • Experience in the full life-cycle development of production spacecraft 
  • Experience creating and writing Deterministic and Monte-Carlo based simulations
  • Proven leadership in and out of the Engineering domain
  • Strong analytical skills
  • US Citizen


  • 10+ years of total experience in the above mentioned categories