Technical Manager/Principal Engineer, Attitude & Orbit Control Systems (AOCS)

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SALARY: $150,000 - $170,000

About the role

The AOCS Technical Manager, directly reporting to the Mission Engineering director, is responsible for coordination, planning and execution of engineering aspects of the Satellite Attitude & Orbit Control Subsystem (AOCS) design, development, assembly, integration and test while supporting the Manufacture and Test Operations and System Operations departments in achieving a quality, elegant technical solution.  The role will be permanently based in Denver, Colorado with moderate domestic and international travel.

Requirements for the role


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering,

  • Substantial experience of Space flight program design, development, assembly, integration, test and flight operations experience on at least two programs,

  • Demonstrated technical oversight for all AOCS elements.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate through Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action process to achieve a quality, elegant, effective way forward.

  • Demonstration of successfully managing small teams at all levels of engineering discipline and experience.

Preference may be given to candidates with

  • Demonstrated specific technical management experience with a Commercial Telecommunications Space development program.

  • Considerable experience in spaceflight avionics development.

  • Deep understanding of control fundamentals with the ability to calculate all system control parameters via modeling and empirical results.

  • Experience with designing, implementing, and validating both analog and digital control strategies.



You will be responsible for


  • Vigorously providing leadership to hardware and software design teams, both internally and externally, to drive requirements definition, system-design/architecture, component selection, subsystem schematic capture and maintenance, testing/qualification, and production planning to deliver satellite hardware that meets all mission requirements.

  • Objectively trading subsystem design approaches (technical as well as programmatic) to propose the most optimal architecture capable of reliable operation.

  • Humbly providing technical leadership and vendor oversite for all elements of the AOCS system hardware and associated control and FDIR software.

  • Enabling cooperation and continuity while providing guidance to ensure programmatic cost and schedule requirements are achieved.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help shape the way the world interacts with information. Our values at Mangata are: Courage, Teamwork, Commitment, and Getting Stuff Done. If you have the drive, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's go near, far and beyond.

About Mangata


Mangata is a Swedish word for the path of light that the moonlight draws on water, a universal symbol sung in many cultures. 


Mangata is more than just a satellite-enabled telecommunication services company. We work to enable people’s dreams by creating the needed connectivity infrastructure, services, and user experience at a cost people can afford. This, all the while building and operating a successful business. For that, we have created a clever proprietary architecture and brought together a team of remarkable professionals who all want to pave the path, resolutely.   


Mangata is deploying a satellite network using highly elliptical and medium earth orbits to provide network connectivity globally.   We will be developing innovative products for our customers to take advantage of our global network.