Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hyderabad

XDLINX Labs is looking to hire a seasoned spacecraft systems engineer to work on a closely integrated team. This person is passionate about developing satellite buses with cutting edge applications, will have an opportunity to approach this from a fresh perspective targeting an end result indexed on reliability and efficiency.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside a brilliant and passionate team of engineers working on the architecture, simulation, and controls of electromechanical systems for the world’s most cutting- edge satellites.
As such, we have an intense culture of curiosity, hunger, and results. If you want a typical 9-5 job, this is not the place for you.
You do not need to meet 100% of the preferred qualifications to be considered. We encourage anyone who meets the basic qualifications and is interested in the role to apply – we are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to join our team, and want the opportunity to talk to you!


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and develop system architectures for satellite missions.
  • Analyze and allocate requirements to subsystems, ensuring coherence and traceability throughout the design process.
  • Perform system-level trade-off studies to optimize performance, reliability, and cost.
  • Develop and maintain system-level documentation, including specifications, interface control documents, and system design descriptions.
  • Coordinate the integration of various subsystems, ensuring compliance with system requirements and interfaces.
  • Plan and oversee system-level testing, including functional, performance, and environmental tests.
  • Analyze test data and identify and resolve any anomalies or issues that arise during integration and testing.
  • Collaborate with the test and verification team to ensure proper verification and validation of system requirements.
  • Define, document, and manage system requirements throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Conduct requirements analysis, verification, and validation activities to ensure compliance with customer needs and industry standards.
  • Track and report on requirement changes, risks, and mitigation strategies.
  • Facilitate customer and stakeholder engagement to capture and understand their needs and expectations.
  • Identify and assess technical risks associated with system design, development, and operation.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans and monitor their implementation.
  • Small Satellites – Big Opportunities
  • Perform system-level failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and support reliability engineering efforts.
  • Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams, including electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, to ensure system integration and performance.
  • Communicate technical concepts, requirements, and issues clearly and concisely to both
  • technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Participate in customer meetings, design reviews, and project status updates.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 3 – 6 years of experience in systems engineering, preferably in the aerospace or satellite industry.
  • Strong knowledge of systems engineering principles, processes, and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with satellite systems, subsystems, and their interdependencies.
  • Proficiency in requirements management tools and systems engineering software (e.g., Jira, Excel, SysML).
  • Experience with system-level integration, testing, and verification processes.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices, such as INCOSE standards and NASA systems engineering guidelines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet project deadlines.
  • ·Very strong communication, teamwork and organizational skills
  • ·Ability to work effectively across multi-disciplinary teams

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