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Space Systems Engineer - Katalyst

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Job Title
Space Systems Engineer
Job Location
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Job Description

The Katalyst Space team is driven by passion for space exploration and an unyielding desire to make a difference through our work. The startup experience provides a great opportunity to be part of an exciting culture and play an influential part in the success of the company. We're looking to build on our foundations by connecting with dedicated and self-motivated individuals that look to solve the hardest problems. 

We pride ourselves on our:

Innovative Culture

Cutting Edge-development + Direct Project Ownership +Breaking traditional molds

Collaboration Focus

Empowered Teams | Dedicated & passionate teammates | Tackling the hardest problems

Multidisciplinary Approach

Realize an individual’s fullest potential


The Space Systems Engineer is an all-around R&D focused position, drawing from one or more technical areas of expertise to inform wide-ranging collaborative analysis across many different disciplines including those with business and market implications.


  • Perform system-wide architecture design, defining behaviors and interactions between complex spacecraft subsystems
  • Research complex technical topics and perform trade studies of space system architectures
  • Identify gaps between requirements and top level objectives and creating solutions
  • Augment and develop physics-based 3DOF & 6DOF models and simulations to test initial performance verification of requirements.
  • Lead small multi-discipline teams on spacecraft design, space mission design, and R&D projects
  • Innovate new product opportunities within company strategic plan
  • Aid proposal capture efforts (Private/Public – DoD, OGA, commercial partnerships, etc.)
  • Facilitate and rule on technical trades
  • Support pitch events and design review presentations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical engineering discipline
  • Familiarity with Python or Matlab
  • Physics-based modeling and simulation experience (development & analysis)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the space environment, commercial space operations, or robotics


  • Experience in satellite operations
  • Experience in orbital mechanics / astrodynamics
  • Experience using model-based systems engineering tools such as Rhapsody or Cameo
  • Experience in system definition using UML or SysML


All our full-time positions include a comprehensive benefits package including

  • Direct Ownership: Equity package (stock-based compensation) 
  • Full Coverage: Great healthcare plan including dental & vision
  • Flexibility: In-person/remote work + robust Paid-Time-Off

We're housed in a modern office in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ with hiking trails and mountain views from the front door.


Katalyst Headquarters Location

Las Vegas, NV

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Katalyst Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

Katalyst Founded Year


Katalyst Total Amount Raised


Katalyst Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $26,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $5,600,000 USD

  • Seed

    $9,000,000 USD

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