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GNSS Systems Verification Engineer (Canada)

Xona Space Systems

Xona Space Systems

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

GNSS (GPS) creates upwards of $500B in economic value in North America every year, supporting everything from consumer applications, to transportation, to time sync for critical infrastructure. As these industries progress towards autonomy, the performance and security demands of their Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) 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 building a modern commercial satellite system at the rapid pace of the new space industry leveraging the recent wave of technology and regulatory advancements. Building on our patented 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. Our satellite system will provide the first ever high-accuracy global navigation and timing services with the security and resilience that modern applications need to operate safely at scale.

You will collaborate with our navigation and software engineers in the support of the development and certification of next generation LEO GNSS downstream applications. You will support end-user navigation performance characterization and analyses with Xona LEO-based signals. You will work closely with the product team and the business team as well as interfacing with external customers and partners.

  • Minimum of BS / BEng in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Geomatics, Aerospace, or related field and/or 2 years’ experience.
  • Familiarity with GNSS receiver testing using hardware simulators, hardware-in-the-loop testing, data processing, and field testing.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to collaborate with external partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in both English and French.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding and interpretation of GNSS Interface Control Documents (ICD) and data/file formats such as RINEX, SP3, NMEA.
  • Experience with novel GNSS simulator and receiver qualification such as devising and executing the test plans.
  • Experience with LEO satellite signals in navigation.
  • Knowledge of RF testing and RF system-level test methods and verification plans.
  • Experience in modelling jamming, interference, multipath environments.
  • Familiarity with Git and the Git workflow.
  • Experience with SDRs and GNU Radio/GNSS SDR.
  • Experience with MATLAB, C++, and Python.
  • Detail oriented and Self-starter with a drive for excellence.
  • Openness to work with and support operations with remote team.
Salary Description
Range for base salary: $120,000 -$135,000 CAD