Principal Spacecraft
Systems Engineer

About Us

Galactiv is a New Space company that intends to drive the growth of the emerging in-space services market. Initially developing technologies to bring satellite servicing operations to the commercial communications sector with satellites operating in geosynchronous orbit, we plan to expand on our offerings to accommodate other emerging industries. We are currently developing a mechanical payload for safely capturing satellites in-orbit and plan to integrate our technologies on a commercially available bus for early demonstration missions.

Job Description

Galactiv is looking for an experienced spacecraft systems engineer to drive the development of our maiden servicing vehicle, diving into broad and minimally defined design spaces to effectively lead early design efforts. Serving an integral role in the early phases of our technological developments, a candidate must be able to work independently in a position that will permit them to help shape our engineering team from its inception. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background across all spacecraft subsystems with specific knowledge in communications systems, satellite operations, and/or payload integration.

  • Support the planning, development, review, and maintenance of system & subsystem requirements
  • Lead a cross-functional team of subsystem engineers responsible for overall system architecture including all design, analysis, and testing for our first-generation vehicle
  • Help build the crew through recruiting and hiring initiatives
  • Support technology integration for development of space vehicles and missions
  • Prepare materials for system life cycle phasing and stakeholder presentations
  • Develop and maintain spacecraft recommended operating procedures
  • Work proactively and independently in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment
  • Assist the integration of project management tools to facilitate the company’s growth
  • Maintain professional relationships with support contractors
  • Perform other tasks assigned to support engineering and business efforts
Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Engineering, Space Science, or similar field
  • Work experience in a Systems Engineering role in an established Aerospace environment
  • Experience with requirements development and system analysis of space hardware
  • Experience in the development and operation of satellite or other spacecraft systems
  • Basic knowledge of commonly used concepts/practices in the space hardware field
  • Ability to prepare written documents and verbally present deliverables
Why Join Our Crew?

This position is the first of multiple roles that Galactiv plans to fill within the next year. Joining our team in this early stage will allow you to play a pivotal role in shaping the foundations of an organization that plans to shape the commercial space industry of the future.


Galactiv is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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