Iridium Satellite

Iridium’s mission is to create and enable innovative connectivity solutions for individuals, organizations, and governments all over the world.

 

Iridium is committed to being a fulfilling and rewarding place to work where people are proud of what they do and are inspired to be the best they can be. We are committed to helping our employees and their families lead healthy, productive lives.

 

Some of our benefit offerings include:
    ● Competitive, market-driven salaries

    ● Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

    ● Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

    ● Annual Bonus Plan and Annual Merit Increase Opportunities

    ● Employee Equity Awards

    ● Retirement 401(k) Plans and Employer Matching

    ● Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

    ● Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

    ● Career Development & Training Assistance

    ● Charitable Grants and Donation Matching Program

    ● Vacation, Sick Days, Floating Holidays, and Volunteer Time Off

    ● Paid Holidays

    ● Paid Parental Leave

    ● Headspace Membership

 

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Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2023-2668
What We’re Looking For: Iridium is seeking a talented, motivated and experienced Engineer III to join our Automation Engineering team. An SI&T Automation Engineer III is expected to write and review code in our agile development cycle.  They will assist with automation development and troubleshooting throughout multiple interdisciplinary projects and support team members with day-to-day tasks and activities. With minimal instructions, they will be able to; complete tasks on time; communicate effectively and clearly with team members; collect, research, and input data using a variety of tools without review. What You’ll Do: - Develop code to automate test execution and analysis activities for all aspects of the Iridium system including but not limited to: - Testing of payload communications - Iridium GSM based telephony and services - Ground Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) - K-Band communication links - Space Vehicle (SV) to L-Band subscriber equipment - Space flight vehicle bus/platform operations - Ground network configurations - Software tool development and maintenance - Participate in development tasks in a team environment and occasional individual efforts - Translate assigned objectives into specific tasks to be completed and reported on - Review team member’s code and provide clear and concise feedback - Create documentation that clearly presents complex information in a discernable manner - Provide suggestions and assist in developing processes that reduce code cycle time, improve coding standards, and implement best development practices - Implement PEP 8 standards throughout code development
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg
Job ID 2023-2667
What We’re Looking For: The Senior DevOps/Network Engineer will assist our Network Infrastructure teams with the development, integration, and testing of automated tools needed for the daily management of the Iridium Commercial and Mission network infrastructure. Responsibilities include establishing automated operation standards and processes using industry best practices and available frameworks to ensure a fault-tolerant, reliable, scalable, and automated infrastructure across the Iridium's Mission and Commercial networks. In this role, you will also provide support to the overall Commercial, Mission & Test, and remote Teleport networks by configuring and maintaining network infrastructure devices and Local and Wide Area Networks.   What You’ll Do: - Help the team designing and testing, deploying scalable tools to automate the provisioning of environments using frameworks such as NetConf, Yang, and Ansible - Document solutions to enable team members to assist in problems and apply consistent solutions across different environments and teams - Responsible for the day-to-day operations of all in-house developed, open source, and commercial DevOps tooling developed by the team - Provide technical assistance to Support-team during production incidents related to APIs/services owned by the team - Maintenance and Operations of Commercial and Mission Critical Network Infrastructure systems to support Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks across multiple sites - Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of networking and security hardware, and operating systems - Maintain documentation, audit logs, and adhere to Configuration Management rules required to meet compliance - Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the DevOps and network industries, technologies, and best practices - Provide real time troubleshooting and problem resolution as required
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2023-2661
What We’re Looking For:   Iridium is seeking a talented and motivated Software Developer to join our Automation Engineering team.  A SI&T Automation Software Developer is expected to write and review code in our agile development cycle.  They will assist with automation development and troubleshooting throughout multiple interdisciplinary projects and support team members with day-to-day tasks and activities. With detailed instructions, they will be able to; complete tasks on time; communicate effectively and clearly with team members; collect, research, and input data using a variety of tools with.   What You’ll Do: - Contribute to the team that is responsible for developing code to automating test execution and analysis activities for all aspects of the Iridium system - Work with industry standard tools and software such as Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana, Amazon Web Services, CI/CD DevOps pipelines, containers and more. - Participate in development tasks in a team environment and occasional individual efforts - Support translation of assigned objectives into specific tasks to be completed and reported on - Create documentation that clearly presents complex information in a discernible manner - Provide suggestions and assist in developing processes that reduce code cycle time, improve coding standards, and implement best development practices - Implement PEP 8 standards throughout code development
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Job ID 2022-2660
What We’re Looking For: As the technical leader of the sales engineering team, you will lead and develop a team of Applications and Sales Engineers responsible for working closely with our partners and our internal sales team to provide technical input and lead field demonstrations in support of product sales. In this position you will apply your proven abilities as a team leader while effortlessly shifting to an autonomous role when needed. You will connect with current and potential clients in meaningful ways to effectively demonstrate Iridium’s value through the company’s network, service and technology offerings. You will assist customers & partners in the efficient integration of Iridium’s hardware and network elements.  In addition, you will provide product education as well as sales support for technical solutions and configuration to Iridium customers.   What You’ll Do: - Foster and develop a highly effective team of Application and Sales Engineers to effectively support the development and certification of VAM products.  - Mentor and train your team by performing regular check-ins, discussing career growth opportunities, giving constructive feedback, and managing conflict when necessary - Jointly create, manage, and execute account plans side by side with the Account Team / Channel Managers; Take the lead on technical initiatives and partner with key technical stakeholders to create a solution / product offering and plan according to initiatives and objectives defined through discovery - Define, architect, and deliver solutions that optimize Iridium business growth and customer satisfaction - Validate that the hardware and services offering aligns with clients’ objectives - Effectively onboard new partners and communicate with customers by email, telephone, and in-person to diagnose and resolve system problems - Develop operational processes, procedures, best practices, and methods - Create new and improve existing tools to help partners more effectively develop end to end solutions and aid in testing - Act as an escalation point for the Customer Support Representatives in diagnosing and ultimately resolving client issues - Provide product teams with valuable input during the product development cycle to help create amazing new products and services - Provide effective technical leadership in both customer and internal interactions
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2659
What We’re Looking For: Iridium is seeking a Senior Lead Security Engineer to identify and autonomously lead the implementation of solutions that provide and improve the security posture of the Iridium Commercial and Mission Networks. As a Senior Lead Security Engineer, you’ll also be responsible for configuring and maintaining firewall polices and controls, implementing security policies, configuring and maintaining site-to-site and remote access VPNs, designing and documenting security policies and procedures, and collaborating with the Enterprise security team in maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture for the entire program.   What You’ll Do: - Identify and lead projects’ implementation with the goal of improving and modernizing Iridium Commercial Network security posture - Recommend and/or implement security tools to improve the overall network security posture - Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of security and networking hardware and operating systems - Lead day-to-day activities such as: firewall changes, VPN setup, and managing, monitoring, and maintaining VPN tunnels, security logs and events/alarms required to meet compliance - Maintain data center infrastructure equipment such as IP switching, routers, and firewalls including but not limited to Cisco hardware (Cisco Catalyst L3 switching and Nexus 7K/5K/3K/2K platforms) and firewalls (Cisco ASA and FirePower, Fortinet Fortigate, Check Point, and Palo Alto firewalls) - Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the network and security industry, technologies, and best practices - Provide real time troubleshooting and problem resolution as required, and create new, unconventional solutions to address problems or make decisions - Mentor and train junior level administrators
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2658
What We’re Looking For: Iridium is seeking an Engineer to join our Gateway Integration and Test team. As an Engineer, you’ll be responsible for contributing to the research, development, testing, and sustaining engineering activities of the Iridium services and ground communications infrastructure. Working in this role, you’ll be supporting the design, implementation, and maintenance of automated test infrastructure and software, integrating, testing and validating new systems and communication services. You’ll be successful in this role if you are passionate about verifying the reliability and robustness of products and communication services, interested in the long-term success of your work, and highly self-reliant.   What You’ll Do: - Responsible for implementing, and maintaining communication products, configuration management of the test automation software and scripts - Work with industry standard tools and software such as Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana, Amazon Web Services, DevOps pipelines, containers and more. - Participate in an Agile team to collaborate and coordinate with team members on a variety of tasks including: - System architecture design - API definition and implementation - Virtualization - Transceiver communications - Testcase driver creation based on system requirements - Data transformation and visualization - Solve complex problems and offer creative solutions by becoming a technical leader within the organization. - Recreate reported software and/or hardware non-conformances using test infrastructure and document non-compliances - Identify and development processes, procedures, tools and/or scripts to maximize system uptime and operational efficiency - Learn the details and protocols of the Iridium satellite constellation and ground systems to accurately and quickly identify issues and defects. - Develop and maintain test plans,procedures, and product documentation - Analyze test results, generate and present reports based on test execution and analysis
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2653
What We’re Looking For: Iridium is seeking a Systems Integration & Test Engineer to join our Engineering team. As an SI&T Engineer II, you will perform requirements analysis and test case development on new products and services, perform systems level testing and analysis, and support team members with basic systems knowledge. You will thrive in this role if you can take general direction, document and present results, and troubleshoot issues.   What You’ll Do: - Provide high-quality, cost-effective system integration, test, and support services - Perform test planning, procedure development, test execution, and analysis activities for all aspects of the Iridium system including but not limited to: - Testing of payload communications - Iridium GSM based telephony and services - Ground Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) - K-Band communication links - Space Vehicle (SV) to L-Band subscriber equipment - Space flight vehicle bus/platform operations - Ground network configurations - Software tool development and maintenance - Assist in defining the configurations of lab environments - Participate in broader team activities that support customers and team members to achieve project delivery milestones - Assist in the development and implementation of documentation and processes that reduce test cycle time and improve product quality, and help to identify and implement best practices - Assist in the creation of documentation that clearly presents information in a discernible manner - Summarize information to be presented to groups within and outside of team
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
Job ID 2022-2644
What We’re Looking For: As a Quality Engineer, you’ll be responsible for independently delivering high-quality work, ensuring that products sold by Iridium meet high standards for performance and appearance. Working in this role, you’ll develop and drive implementation of quality improvement plans for subscriber equipment products (Phone Handsets, Modems, Transceivers, etc.) with both internal organizations and outside suppliers to achieve ever-higher performance standards.   What You’ll Do: - Support the identification of new ideas and approaches to drive electronic, mechanical, and cosmetic appearance quality improvements of subscriber equipment - Establish key metrics and make decisions using data to meet business objectives and customer expectations - Develop, communicate, and deploy systematic procedures and processing instructions that drive improvement of Supplier Quality - Present products, deliverables, analyses, and information exchange between Iridium, multiple ODMs, contract manufacturers, and key sources of supply - Analyze warranty returns and repair requests to determine root cause and independently propose corrective actions - Coordinate the issuance of Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs) and conduct follow up verification and validation of actions taken by suppliers - Represent the quality function on new product introduction teams What You’ll Need to Succeed: - Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate issues, impacts, and corrective actions - The ability to exercise wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments - Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions or come up with solutions - Be comfortable managing upward, including being a proactive communicator and asking for help when needed - Have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to establish valuable relationships with leadership and both internal and external colleagues - A depth of technical skills in dealing with complex issues and the ability to transfer findings into report and presentation formats - The ability to interpret drawings and specifications - Must be able to prioritize key tasks, take ownership over your work, and operate with minimal supervision - Be active in seeking out ways to continuously improve yourself and gain new knowledge
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2642
What We’re Looking For: Iridium is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our Space Software Engineering team.   In this role, you will design and be responsible for the development of new software features supporting our satellite services including satellite software development environment with supporting testing and release tools.  You will also be responsible for design, coding, testing, and documenting of software as a member of an Agile scrum team using the Atlassian toolset.   What You’ll Do: - Be accountable for developing software on assigned projects - Design, code, test, and document based on Epics and Stories - Play a key role as a member of an Agile scrum team by attending and actively contributing to daily standup meetings, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews/demonstrations, and retrospectives - Perform software development using Atlassian Tools: Jira for task management, Bitbucket for code repository, Fisheye/Crucible for code inspection, Bamboo for building and automated testing and Confluence for documentation - Develop software following the team’s ‘Definition of Done’ to ensure that each task is completed to meet customer expectations - Identify issues, craft solutions and evaluate alternative technical solutions to meet customer expectations
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2635
What We’re Looking For:   Iridium is seeking an exceptional engineer to contribute to the research, development, testing, and sustaining engineering activities of the Iridium services and ground communications infrastructure. Education or demonstrated work experience in engineering practices and software/hardware testing, as well as a desire to build leadership skills is necessary for success in this position. The ideal candidate will assist in verifying the reliability and robustness of Iridium products and communication services, have a vested interest in the long-term success of their work with a keen desire to learn, and be highly self-reliant. - Work collaboratively with software, hardware, and system development engineers - Integrate, maintain and operate gateway hardware, lab hardware and software systems - Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of automated test system software - Assist in recreating and isolating reported software and/or hardware defects using test infrastructure and document non-compliances - Collaborate with team to identify test, programmatic, and services implementation risks - Assist in the mitigation of risks and issues identified - Research and implement hardware upgrades of ground infrastructure and test systems - Assist in maintaining configuration management of the test automation software and scripts - Assist in decomposing requirements into verifiable test objectives - Develop and maintain test plans and procedures - Develop, maintain, and execute test scripts for feature, defect and regression testing - Generate and present reports based on test execution and analysis - Assist in conducting on-site customer acceptance tests - Assist with updating and maintaining technical product documentation - Collaborate with team members across various functional disciplines to ensure high product quality What You’ll Need to Succeed: - 2 + years of relevant experience in test automation and systems development - An interest in providing high quality, cost effective system integration, test, and support services - Proficiency with the Microsoft Windows and Office product suite - Strong communication skills, particularly with writing, with the ability to communicate key messages and ideas clearly and effectively - The motivation to achieve outcomes and results - An eagerness to identify areas for continuous innovation, adding value, and reducing cycle time and costs - The motivation to continuously learn, develop professionally, and share knowledge with others - The ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with your manager and members of your team, while being open and responsive to constructive feedback as they guide and mentor you - The ability to think outside the box to help solve problems, with the humility to ask for help when needed - The adaptability to work in a dynamic environment and a readiness to take on any new tasks that may be handed to you - The capability to handle multiple tasks at once and complete them on time with minimal errors
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe | US-VA-McLean | US-VA-Leesburg
Job ID 2022-2632
What We’re Looking For:     If you have 5+ years of experience in software development, then you will be excited about the Software Engineer opening with Iridium on our B/OSS Billing Development team. As a Software Engineer, you’ll independently deliver high-quality work and drive projects and deliverables to completion, including working autonomously to design and develop Java based middleware and the backend C, C++ applications within the B/OSS development team. In this role, you will also provide technical support, as required, to supplement the operations and other support teams. You will succeed in this role if you are analytical and have strong development skills with the ability to translate high level design in to details design and coding.   What You’ll Do: - Participate in building detailed designs from the high-level design, develop, and maintain C, C++ and Java-based applications - Play a role in Agile Scrum team software development cycle, including design discussions - Work closely with product owner, software Engineers, quality assurance and operations support teams - Conduct review of peer’s code against the team agreed code standards and ensure the highest quality of code is delivered - Maintain the software configuration management repository, as well as generate the patches and builds for test, and production environments - Support the integration, documentation, and launch of new product offerings throughout the release/development cycle
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2629
What We’re Looking For: Iridium is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Ground Development team. The Senior Software Engineer will apply expertise in cutting edge technologies to develop and deploy Iridium satellite operations and user service capabilities. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will provide expertise and experience within the larger development team to support cross-functional efforts and collaboration across all areas of software development.   What You’ll Do: - Enhance existing ground software with feature requests and defects flowing from Iridium Satellite Operations - Collaborate and engage with Iridium Satellite Operations and other ground software team members to develop new ground software components founded upon modern industry standard platforms, languages, and deployment techniques - Develop optimized code for both scalability and performance - Independently deliver results following Iridium processes for Change Control, Prioritization, Risk Management, Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Management, Build and Test software deployments - Develop software within the Iridium-defined Agile/Scrum framework - Plan and execute software releases per stakeholder/program schedules and budgets - Confidently present prepared remarks to groups outside of your team through briefings and documentation, planned implementation, or issue resolutions - Utilize your expertise to transition existing capabilities to more advanced technologies, such as Cloud computing and micro-service architectures - Be accountable for the development and execution of process/procedure training/documentation materials covering complex developmental areas - Actively seek opportunities to provide formal/informal feedback and/or share expertise/best practices with team members   What You’ll Need to Succeed: - Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey technical documentation and/or issues and multi-faceted analysis outside of your job scope to groups outside of your team or those who are unfamiliar with the topic - Have confidence and be able to easily build relationships with leadership and colleagues outside of your team - A passion for working in a team driven environment consisting of operators, SW testers, senior developers, and system engineers - Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions and come up with out-of-the-box solutions - Be proactive in providing feedback and be enthusiastic in sharing your knowledge with others - Capable of prioritizing your own tasks and potentially the tasks of others while making sure deadlines are met - The ability to create or maintain a high availability architecture - Strong troubleshooting skills supporting large scale integration/test on VLAN virtualize Linux environment - Have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude when taking on ever increasing SW development tasks - The ability to learn, work with, and become proficient with numerous COTS packages
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler | US-VA-Leesburg
Job ID 2022-2628
What We’re Looking For: If you enjoy learning about and working with breakthrough technologies, we want to hear from you! We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our Ground Development team. As the Principal Software Engineer, you will apply advanced expertise in cutting edge technologies to develop and deploy Iridium satellite operations and user service capabilities. You will also provide expertise and experience within the larger development team to support cross-functional efforts and collaboration across all areas of software development.   What You’ll Do: - Manage and enhance existing ground software with feature requests and defects flowing from Iridium Satellite Operations - Lead collaborative efforts and initiatives with Iridium Satellite Operations and other ground software team members to develop new ground software components founded upon modern industry standard platforms, languages, and deployment techniques - Develop optimized code for both scalability and performance - Independently deliver results following Iridium processes for Change Control, Prioritization, Risk Management, Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Management, Build and Test software deployments - Develop software within the Iridium-defined Agile/Scrum framework - Plan and execute software releases, providing input into stakeholder/program schedules and budgets - Confidently present complex information to groups outside of your team through briefings and documentation, planned implementation, or issue resolutions, with limited preparation - Utilize your deep expertise to transition existing capabilities to more advanced technologies, such as Cloud computing and micro-service architectures - Leverage knowledge to make enhancements to process/procedure/training documentation and identify technical training needs - Deliver constructive, meaningful feedback and proactively offer guidance and knowledge-sharing with team members
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
Job ID 2022-2560
What We’re Looking For: The Senior Telecommunications Solution Engineer will design, integrate, test, maintain and assist with management of voice/data network infrastructure and provide guidance in the initial high-level solution from a technology perspective. In this role, you will follow industry best practice guiding principles and trends and to translate business requirements into technical requirements, considering the existing infrastructure and the need to integrate new and existing technologies. Additionally, you will participate in ensuring that a scalable and cost-effective voice or data solution is developed in a way that meets the complex needs of the Iridium commercial customers and mission operations.   What You’ll Do: - Implements the future state of the Commercial and Mission Telecom/Data networks. Works with telco third parties to implement voice/data network solutions that meet the Iridium vision and strategy - Plays a role in planning, prioritizing, and completing projects, service requests, and routine assignments - Analyzes Voice/Data network configurations and performance; develops, plans, and makes recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of the telecom network; addresses all aspects including hardware, software, outside services, etc. and prevents unplanned disruptions of critical systems - Accountable for collaborating with Telco vendors and partners - Provides technical support for team and responds to all technical queries from the customer - Creates and maintains design documents (HLD/LLD/DD) and clarifies all technical issues - Provides real time complex troubleshooting and problem resolution, as required - Supports remote sites - Assists in creating documentation and tracking all Telco network services including Telecom Expense & Inventory Management and all associated functions/processes
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg | US-AZ-Tempe | US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2450
What We’re Looking For: If you are enthusiastic about working in the space industry, then you will be excited about this unique opportunity to experience multiple facets of the satellite communications industry. The Iridium Rotational Program is designed for those who want to experience a breadth of engineering and operations environments before committing to a specific career path at Iridium. As a member of this 18-month program you will spend time with 3 different teams from within satellite operations, space engineering, product engineering, integration and test, gateway operations and customer care. At the end of the 18 months, you will have a chance to decide which engineering environment works best for you!   What You’ll Do: For 6 months at a time, you will be integrated into one of the teams described below, learning the functions of team while gaining diverse real-world experience. At the end of the program, taking into consideration the needs of the teams, you will be matched appropriately with the team that best suit your educational background, skillset, and interest!   Satellite Operations This Satellite Operations team performs the real time operation, monitoring, and command and control of the Iridium satellite constellation and ground system, including execution of planned activities and recovering from anomalies, as well as performing orbit determination, mission planning and collision avoidance functions.   Space Engineering The Iridium satellites are complex systems composed of subsystems such as Power, Attitude Control, Thermal, and Communications, to name a few. The Space Engineering team consists of subsystem experts who respond to satellite issues, as well as develop software features that improve performance, safety, and maintainability of the satellites.   Product Engineering Iridium designs and develops the transceivers that enable users to connect to the Iridium satellite constellation. The Product Engineering team is responsible for the overall lifecycle of the Iridium transceivers from requirements, design, test, production, and sustainment. The team builds and maintains development, test and production systems, software tools, developer kits, and documentation.    Customer Care The Customer Care team provides real time technical support and customer service engineering for all Iridium service partners, value-added manufactures, and value-added retailers. The team participates in alpha and beta trials as well as testing of enhancements to Iridium products and services.   Gateway Operations The Gateway hosts the critical infrastructure which maintains all the Iridium services. The team monitors the health of Gateway systems and services in a 24x7x365 environment to respond to any anomalies. Additionally, they execute system and network preventative maintenance procedures, and implement system upgrades, updates, and configuration changes to minimize service disruption.   Integration and Test The Iridium space and ground systems are constantly evolving. The Integration and Test team ensures all system changes are vetted before operational deployment, by testing software and/or hardware changes in a lab environment. The team interacts with high fidelity simulators as well hardware in the loop testing using satellite engineering models.
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg | US-AZ-Tempe | US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2449
What We’re Looking For: If you are enthusiastic about working in the space industry, then you will be excited about this unique opportunity to experience multiple facets of the satellite communications industry. The Iridium Orbit Program is designed for those who want to experience a breadth of engineering and operations environments before committing to a specific career path at Iridium. As a member of this 18-month program you will spend time with 3 different teams from within satellite operations, space engineering, product engineering, integration and test, gateway operations and customer care. At the end of the 18 months, you will have a chance to decide which engineering environment works best for you!   What You’ll Do: For 6 months at a time, you will be integrated into one of the teams described below, learning the functions of team while gaining diverse real-world experience. At the end of the program, taking into consideration the needs of the teams, you will be matched appropriately with the team that best suit your educational background, skillset, and interest!   Satellite Operations This Satellite Operations team performs the real time operation, monitoring, and command and control of the Iridium satellite constellation and ground system, including execution of planned activities and recovering from anomalies, as well as performing orbit determination, mission planning and collision avoidance functions.   Space Engineering The Iridium satellites are complex systems composed of subsystems such as Power, Attitude Control, Thermal, and Communications, to name a few. The Space Engineering team consists of subsystem experts who respond to satellite issues, as well as develop software features that improve performance, safety, and maintainability of the satellites.   Product Engineering Iridium designs and develops the transceivers that enable users to connect to the Iridium satellite constellation. The Product Engineering team is responsible for the overall lifecycle of the Iridium transceivers from requirements, design, test, production, and sustainment. The team builds and maintains development, test and production systems, software tools, developer kits, and documentation.    Customer Care The Customer Care team provides real time technical support and customer service engineering for all Iridium service partners, value-added manufactures, and value-added retailers. The team participates in alpha and beta trials as well as testing of enhancements to Iridium products and services.   Gateway Operations The Gateway hosts the critical infrastructure which maintains all the Iridium services. The team monitors the health of Gateway systems and services in a 24x7x365 environment to respond to any anomalies. Additionally, they execute system and network preventative maintenance procedures, and implement system upgrades, updates, and configuration changes to minimize service disruption.   Integration and Test The Iridium space and ground systems are constantly evolving. The Integration and Test team ensures all system changes are vetted before operational deployment, by testing software and/or hardware changes in a lab environment. The team interacts with high fidelity simulators as well hardware in the loop testing using satellite engineering models.
Category
Engineering
Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg | US-AZ-Tempe | US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2448
What We’re Looking For: If you are enthusiastic about working in the space industry, then you will be excited about this unique opportunity to experience multiple facets of the satellite communications industry. The Iridium Orbit Program is designed for those who want to experience a breadth of engineering and operations environments before committing to a specific career path at Iridium. As a member of this 18-month program you will spend time across 2 different states with 3 different teams from within satellite operations, space engineering, product engineering, integration and test, gateway operations and customer care. At the end of the 18 months, you will have a chance to decide which engineering environment works best for you!   Read more here: https://www.iridium.com/careers/orbital-program/    What You’ll Do: For 6 months at a time, you will be integrated into one of the teams described below, learning the functions of team while gaining diverse real-world experience. At the end of the program, taking into consideration the needs of the teams, you will be matched appropriately with the team that best suit your educational background, skill-set, and interest!   Satellite Operations This Satellite Operations team performs the real time operation, monitoring, and command and control of the Iridium satellite constellation and ground system, including execution of planned activities and recovering from anomalies, as well as performing orbit determination, mission planning and collision avoidance functions.   Space Engineering The Iridium satellites are complex systems composed of subsystems such as Power, Attitude Control, Thermal, and Communications, to name a few. The Space Engineering team consists of subsystem experts who respond to satellite issues, as well as develop software features that improve performance, safety, and maintainability of the satellites.   Product Engineering Iridium designs and develops the transceivers that enable users to connect to the Iridium satellite constellation. The Product Engineering team is responsible for the overall life-cycle of the Iridium transceivers from requirements, design, test, production, and sustainment. The team builds and maintains development, test and production systems, software tools, developer kits, and documentation.    Customer Care The Customer Care team provides real time technical support and customer service engineering for all Iridium service partners, value-added manufactures, and value-added retailers. The team participates in alpha and beta trials as well as testing of enhancements to Iridium products and services.   Gateway Operations The Gateway hosts the critical infrastructure which maintains all the Iridium services. The team monitors the health of Gateway systems and services in a 24x7x365 environment to respond to any anomalies. Additionally, they execute system and network preventative maintenance procedures, and implement system upgrades, updates, and configuration changes to minimize service disruption.   Integration and Test The Iridium space and ground systems are constantly evolving. The Integration and Test team ensures all system changes are vetted before operational deployment, by testing software and/or hardware changes in a lab environment. The team interacts with high fidelity simulators as well hardware in the loop testing using satellite engineering models.
Category
Engineering