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Network Engineer

Xona Space Systems

Xona Space Systems

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

GNSS (GPS) creates upwards of $500B in economic value in the US every year, supporting everything from consumer applications, to transportation systems, to time sync for critical infrastructure. As these industries progress towards autonomy the performance and security demands of their navigation systems are increasing beyond what GNSS can support, leaving a need for a cost-effective global solution.

Using lessons we've learned at places like SpaceX and Blue Origin, Xona is constructing a modern satellite network at the rapid pace of the new space industry leveraging the recent wave of technology and regulatory advancements. Building on our patent pending small satellite architecture, we are developing a robust and accurate service that is an independent alternative to GNSS rather than a correction, solving the longstanding challenge of obtaining a reliable high accuracy solution from the very fragile GNSS signals. Our satellite system will provide the first ever high-accuracy global navigation and timing services with the security and resilience modern applications need to operate safely at scale.

Are you ready to be at the forefront of technological innovation? Join us in shaping the future with our cutting-edge role in developing cloud-based backends for the delivery of PULSAR production service data. As a key player in our team, you'll be spearheading the administration of our Linux-based engineering platforms, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in development.

But that's just the beginning. As a guardian of our digital realm, you'll be entrusted with managing our Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and wielding symmetric cryptographic keys to fortify the security of the PULSAR service. Your mission? To ensure that every development practice aligns seamlessly with Xona's forward-thinking cybersecurity posture.

  • 0-5 years of experience working as a system administrator
  • Strong background in bringup and maintenance of Linux based systems
  • Experience with Linux shell scripting languages
  • To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e. Green Card holder), or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with design, configuration, and maintenance of cloud systems
  • Experience with PKI
  • Experience with pipeline scripting

Xona makes offers based on geo-located salary bands using a compensation tool. We are required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to San Mateo, California and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience, interview performance and training. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and comp, Xona expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials, or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would Xona consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Salary Description
Range for base salary: $120,000 -$150,000