Join TrustPoint and Build the World’s First Commercial GPS System in Space
GPS is a ubiquitous global utility in modern society and knowing one’s location is critical for government, commercial, and personal applications. Still, today’s solutions for determining location are inaccurate, slow, unencrypted, and susceptible to jamming and spoofing. These shortcomings make heritage GPS and other government owned systems insufficient for tomorrow’s safety-critical and high-precision applications, a problem TrustPoint intends to solve.
TrustPoint is developing a fully commercial next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to provide significant performance, security and reliability improvements for GPS users. This includes better accuracy, quicker Time to First Fix, and anti-spoof and anti-jam capabilities. The improvements will support US Government position and timing service resiliency as well as enable next-generation commercial applications like drone delivery, self-driving cars, urban air mobility, and augmented reality. The $55B annual GNSS Receiver market is ripe for disruption and TrustPoint intends to lead that revolution with our microsatellite based commercial infrastructure and innovative positioning and timing services.
With locations outside Washington DC and in Silicon Valley, TrustPoint is currently seeking a Full Time Satellite Systems Engineer to join our engineering team and help design, develop, and test a state-of-the-art GNSS high-accuracy positioning commercial system. Our system consists of a constellation of microsatellites in Low Earth Orbit and a network of ground stations, which jointly provide secure high fidelity PNT signals. The Satellite Systems Engineer is primarily responsible for applying systems engineering tools and best practices to the design and development of our infrastructure, including the space and ground elements for the purpose of high precision time and position solutions. In addition to system design, they will lead the satellite design, to include development and execution of a payload and satellite RFP.
They will be expected to research and advise on the state of GNSS industry’s best practices, tools, and products as well as derive and provide the Space and Ground Segment requirements to improve system and user performance. The Satellite Systems Engineer will also serve as a project and program manager for customer contracts. As an early hire, significant upward mobility is expected for this individual, including Manager, Director and VP level positions. We will hire with a preference towards ambitious professionals looking to establish themselves as experts both within our company as well as the larger aerospace and GNSS industries.
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Compensation and Benefits
The selected candidate will be competitively compensated with salary, stock options, and other standard startup benefits.