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Spacecraft controller



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Pixxel
Pixxel is a space data company, building a constellation of hyperspectral earth imaging
satellites and the analytical tools to mine insights from that data. Pixxel’s constellation is
designed to provide global coverage every 24 hours and help detect, monitor, and predict global
phenomena across agriculture, mining, environment and energy use cases.
Pixxel is on a mission to build a health monitor for the planet through a constellation of cutting-
edge hyperspectral small satellites. This unique hyperspectral capability will be the key to
unearth underlying, unseen problems that are invisible to satellites in orbit today.
Pixxel has collaborated with prominent organizations such as the Indian Space Research
Organization, NASA JPL, and SpaceX among other leaders in the space industry. The
organization is backed by Lightspeed, Radical Ventures, Relativity's Jordan Noone, Seraphim
Capital, Ryan Johnson, Blume Ventures, Sparta LLC and Accenture among others.
Recently, Pixxel successfully raised $36 Million in its Series B funding round, with participation
from new investors like Google, alongside existing investors, bringing the company's total
venture funding to $71 Million.

To know more about us, visit https://www.pixxel.space.
Role: Spacecraft controller
Employment Type: Full Time
Educational Qualification: Bachelors degree in physics / electronics / software / aerospace
Work Experience: 0-2 yrs with good knowledge of spacecraft subsystems

Role Description:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self driven individual to take up the responsibility of
spacecraft operations. The primary responsibility of this role is to monitor and control the
spacecraft as per the mission plan and schedules. The hire will need to ensure that there is zero
downtime in operations due to operational lapses/errors, while also ensuring that the
spacecrafts are safe and healthy.

Responsibilities & Duties:
1. Conduct spacecraft monitoring and control operations on a 24/7 basis during assigned shifts.
2. Provide detailed accounts of activities conducted, telemetry observations and assist with
smooth shift handovers.
3. Identify and report anomalies and utilize contingency procedures to troubleshoot issues.
Prepare thorough reports for documentation.
4. Engage in operations planning meetings, and when requested, furnish supplementary
documentation for telemetry analysis.

Desirable Skills & Certifications:
1. In-depth system level understanding of spacecraft subsystems and ground systems.
2. Skilled at using Python for data analyses as well as for simple automation tasks.
3. Exceptional observation skills with a keen attention to detail and strong analytical
4. Highly systematic and process-oriented with the ability to stay calm and follow the
process during a stressful situation.
5. Proficiency in working with the Unix (Linux) platform.
6. Candidate needs to be a US citizen.

Candidate Acumen:
1. Very high attention to detail and ability to manage multiple stakeholders.
2. Quick resolution of problems
3. Good written and verbal communication skills
4. Process oriented, strong time management and documentation skills.
5. Diligent and honest, able to follow processes and report as needed.
6. Effective communication and collaboration with team members and end-users.

1. Health insurance coverage
2. Unlimited leaves & flexible working hours
3. Role-based remote work and work-from-home benefit
4. Relocation assistance
5. Professional Mental Wellness services
6. Creche facility for primary caregivers (limited to India)
7. Employee Stock Options for all hires

Pixxel is an organisation where we enable our employees to work on world-changing problems
that they are passionate about, and a place where they can be their best selves day in and day
out while ensuring they have fun every day.
Central to our employee-first ethos is a commitment to ensuring that every team member feels

valued and heard. We nurture a healthy and supportive work environment where we prioritise
well-being and growth in all aspects of life
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