Turion Space (S21)
Space debris removal and satellite servicing

Robotics Engineer

$80k - $120k

Irvine, CA
Full-time
1+ years
About Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. Our short-term goal is to solve the most significant threat to that vision - orbital debris. The exponential growth of spacecraft and launch vehicles entering Earth's orbits has dramatically increased the risk of collisions. Even a small number of these conjunctions will lead to the inaccessibility of the final frontier. We are developing the technology to stabilize this threat. This challenge will also serve as a test-bed for future asteroid resource extraction.

About the role

As robotics engineer, you will be responsible for developing Turion's debris capture mechanisms. We are looking for software engineers and roboticists excited about creating a powerful robotics stack that includes computer vision, motion planning, and controls.

Responsibilities

  • Write and maintain core libraries (frame transformations, targeting and guidance, etc.) that Turion will use
  • Work closely with our hardware and software teams during product development, providing quick feedback that contributes to the final hardware design
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team

Qualifications

  • BS in Robotics, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Proven understanding of data structures, algorithms, concurrency, and code optimization
  • Strong C++ experience in a Linux development environment
  • Experience troubleshooting and analyzing remotely deployed software systems
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Capable of identifying and solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred skills and experience

  • Experience programming for embedded and physical devices
  • Experience with Python
  • Complex frame transformation problems, such as target localization or multi degree of freedom robotic arms

Technology

Spacecraft with an on-board vision system and robot arms for docking maneuvers. Utilizing electric propulsion for moving objects around in space.

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