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MaC Venture Capital
MaC Venture Capital

Software Engineer, Navigation

Xona Space Systems

Xona Space Systems

Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 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.

  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Engineering or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience in position, navigation and timing (PNT) applications
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and Python
  • Familiarity with GNSS data processing and estimation theory
  • Highly motivated and resourceful individual
  • Effective communication skills
  • 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

  • Prefer experience with high-accuracy GNSS algorithms such as PPP and RTK
  • Prefer experience in real-time GNSS data processing
Salary Description
Range for base salary: $120,000 -$150,000