About the job GNSS Software Engineer
Interested in building a new generation of GNSS satellites at the speed of new space?
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.
At Xona you will develop state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions to solve real problems that can have a massive world impact. Xona is driven by the mission to enable modern devices to operate safely in any environment, anywhere on Earth, and unlock the true potential of the age of autonomy.
As a GNSS SW Engineer at Xona, you will work at the intersection of testing and design to study and evaluate the performance of the Xona navigation signal. As part of the Xona team you will develop tools to be used both internally at Xona and as part of open source initiatives to receive and study Xona’s current and future PNT signals. This provides an opportunity to work close to the hardware collecting and studying real-time data and work on post-processing techniques based on the collected data.
Desired Qualifications (not all are expected):
- Familiarity with PC based GNSS receivers such as the GNSS SDR project
- Familiarity with implementing elements of GNSS receiver design with an FPGA
- Comfortable with C++ development
- Familiarity with USRP family of software defined radios
- Experience with signal quality monitoring techniques for GNSS signals
- Familiarity with GNSS receiver architectures and implementations
- 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).