Skybox Imaging

Sr. Electro-optical Systems Engineer

Imaging Systems - Mountain View, CA - Full Time

About Us:

Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox is generating a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of internet and aerospace professionals. 

For more information, read about the Skybox story in Wired, watch a talk by the founders at Stanford, and see images and video taken by SkySat-1 on the Skybox gallery.


About the role:  

Skybox is looking for an experienced electro-optical systems engineer with a deep understanding of remote sensing imaging architectures to help us design, build, and test the high-resolution imaging payloads that fly in our satellite constellation.  The ideal candidate will have a blend of strong analytical and modeling skills with project and technical management experience. You will provide analysis of end-to-end image quality and performance simulations, and the development of systems requirements. You will help manage payload system development projects including requirements development and coordinate with our payload and camera system suppliers. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience simulating and analyzing end-to-end performance of electro-optical imaging systems (Matlab or Python preferred)
  • Understanding of imaging system design for space-based systems (radiation, vibration, thermal, etc)
  • Experience specifying, designing and testing of large aperture optical imaging telescopes (Zemax or CodeV experience is a plus)
  • Deep understanding of focal plane arrays and camera calibration procedures
  • Formal systems engineering experience including developing system-level requirements and verification plans
  • Experience with technical contract management is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • BS or Masters in Optics or Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years experience in design of electro-optical imaging systems.


EOE/AA M/F/D/V Employer.

Benefits and Perks:

• Flexible vacation policy.
• Fun team activities. Bring your family too!
• Catered lunch and dinner.
• Up to 100% coverage of health, dental, and vision benefits.
• A great environment with the smartest team of people dedicated to success
• Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks.

Apply: Sr. Electro-optical Systems Engineer
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, or .docx (limit 5MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
What’s your citizenship / employment eligibility?*
In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!*
Please provide a brief description of both your area of technical strength and the area of your strongest current interest.*
Do you consider yourself an imaging generalist, or a specialist in one particular area? Why?*
Briefly describe the most interesting/challenging technical problem or algorithm that you've worked on.*
What was the smallest company you've worked for? How large was the engineering team there? What was your role there and what was the best/worst part of the job?*
What do you feel is the best way to cultivate innovation?
What’s your citizenship / employment eligibility?*
What is your recent salary history and current expectation?*
Forward this Position
Recipient email address (one)
Your name
Your email address
Enter a message (optional)
Human Check*