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Wyvern is making something big. Our vision is to provide actionable intelligence from space, anywhere in the solar system. To achieve this we need to entirely reimagine how satellite Earth observation is done.

We’re a rapidly growing space company in Western Canada, powered by humans who are passionate about space and dedicated to excellence. If you’re excited by the prospect of creating a step increase in the capability of space-based cameras, we want you on our team.

Position

Location

Type

Edmonton, AB

Full Time

Posted today

Electrical & Controls Engineer

Edmonton, AB

Full Time

Posted 2 months ago

Wyvern is committed to fostering an environment where all employees feel supported and respected. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and others that can contribute to the diversification of our team. Please notify us at hiring@wyvern.space if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.

Position

Location

Type

Edmonton, AB

Full Time

Posted today

Electrical & Controls Engineer

Edmonton, AB

Full Time

Posted 2 months ago

Wyvern is committed to fostering an environment where all employees feel supported and respected. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and others that can contribute to the diversification of our team. Please notify us at hiring@wyvern.space if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.
JOB OPENING

Marketing Lead

Do you long to bring a brand story to life through all the growth stages of a company? Do you enjoy following your marketing and PR work through to its results to see the messaging resonate in the market and with customers?

The Marketing Lead is responsible for brand marketing, product marketing, and communication strategy at Wyvern. You will support the development of and execution of a systematic plan to acquire loyal partners, customers, and to position our company as a leader in earth observation technologies.

About Wyvern

Wyvern is making something big. Our vision is to provide actionable intelligence from space, anywhere in the solar system. To achieve this we need to entirely reimagine how satellite Earth observation is done.

We’re a rapidly growing space company in Western Canada, powered by humans who are passionate about space and dedicated to excellence. If you’re excited by the prospect of building space technologies right here in Canada, we want you on our team.

Wyvern sells satellite imagery to diverse customers; our focus in 2022 is to sell to agriculture technology customers who are using our imagery to manage crops more effectively and sustainably. 

Our imagery is different from our competitors because it is ‘hyperspectral’ – which means that our imaging has 100x more data per pixel than conventional satellite imagery. This extra data has a lot of useful applications, most of which are going to be discovered in the coming years. One of our most critical duties is to help to educate our customers and our target industries at large about the opportunities that hyperspectral imagery presents to their own roadmaps.

Even though we are selling a new type of imagery, we are 10x less expensive than our competition. That’s because we’ve developed technologies that make satellites  much less expensive.

We think that it’s pretty exciting to market a technical product that is both superior in quality and a lot less expensive than the competition! We hope you’ll help us to tell that story and to drive the growth of our incredible company. 

Who you are

You are an experienced marketing and communications professional. To us, this means that:

  • You have 7+ years of experience working on a combination of brand and product marketing;
  • Your marketing experience has included substantive communications (written and verbal) experience;
  • You have sector marketing experience that is technical in nature; 
  • You are hands-on and willing to execute on strategy yourself;
  • You also know how to leverage team members, agencies, contractors, and specialists to fulfill the expert work that augments your strategy;
  • You understand technical innovation and can rapidly integrate your knowledge into the technical aspects of Wyvern’s offerings;
  • You are proficient in both digital and traditional marketing tools and systems;
  • You might even identify as a ‘nerd’ and you might get really excited about cool technologies that will change the world.

What you will be doing

The Marketing Lead is responsible for marketing and communication strategy at Wyvern, executing on a systematic plan to acquire loyal partners and customers, and to position the company as a leader in space technologies for earth observation. You will relentlessly build and promote the Wyvern brand and help the team do so as well.

You have a singular passion for positioning a company for success. You have a tactical mindset and can either perform the critical functions of the role yourself, or can lead others in the effective execution of the project at hand.

Our company is growing quickly, and your role will likely evolve quickly as well. Your first year will include the following duties and strategies that focus on building and brand and driving sales of our imaging services:

  • Build a calendar of marketing activities with a budget;
  • Lead website redevelopment through scoping, RFP development, and management of a third-party agency partner;
  • Develop our event strategy, including trade events, sponsorships, expert speaker, and other promotional opportunities;
  • Achieve a cadence on communications – social, newsletter, or blog/vlogs that drive our brand story and offering;
  • Develop an outbound comms strategy to promote and support Wyvern’s growth (earned media focus);
  • Develop a content strategy, which may include in-house content as well as outsourced content from contracted writers;
  • Support our product discovery/strategy development:
    • Build communications and marketing channels for our products,
    • Research target clients;
  • Support internal communications;
  • Support talent acquisition.

Ultimately, you will work closely with our team to build a long term brand positioning strategy that grows with the company.

For this position, you must:

  • Be willing to travel domestically and internationally and to possess a current passport. 
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Wyvern requests that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that they maintain any future vaccinations schedule, which may be required both domestic and for international travel requirements.
Compensation: 
 
  • This role offers a competitive salary starting at $70,000/year and negotiable based on most substantive and aligned experience.
  • Benefits and unlimited vacation are included.
Apply for this opening on LinkedIn, ensuring you include a resume and a cover letter which clearly outlines your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position.

Last update: 2021-09-22

This is not an official job offer. Terms in this document are subject to change.

JOB OPENING

Electrical & Controls Engineer

Wyvern is making something big. Our vision is to provide actionable intelligence from space, anywhere in the solar system. To achieve this we need to entirely reimagine how satellite Earth observation is done.

We’re a rapidly growing space company in Western Canada, powered by humans who are passionate about space and dedicated to excellence. If you’re excited by the prospect of creating a step increase in the capability of space-based cameras, we want you on our team.

What Wyvern expects from you

  • You can explain technical concepts about your work to non-technical people and keep them engaged as you explain.
  • You are confident designing and optimizing control systems for a variety of applications
  • You have experience with hardware implementation of control systems, and know the basics of PID control 
  • You are comfortable learning about new algorithms or creating your own, and you are not afraid to explore unsolved problems 
  • You have experience with imaging systems or are willing to learn about them 
  • If you’re a recent graduate, you were involved in extracurricular team projects that challenged your technical skills (ex. hackathons, robotics club, etc.).
  • You have experience in MATLAB (or equivalent), Python, and git
  • Ideally you have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have a startup culture. Working hours are flexible.
  • Some in-person work in our Edmonton lab will be required. 
  • We give ample vacation time, a health benefits package, and stock options.
  • We’re small but rapidly growing. The systems you craft will be foundational to Wyvern’s success and you will get the unique opportunity to grow with the company.
  • This is a full-time, permanent position based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

To apply for this opening, send your resume & cover letter to hiring@wyvern.space.

Last update: 2021-07-13

This is not an official job offer. Terms in this document are subject to change.

David Miller

Mechanical Design Engineer

David has 5 years of experience with complex mechanical design and prototyping. He earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering for designing Stirling engines for Alberta’s geothermal industry. David is always striving to learn more and share his experience by teaching and mentoring in mechanical design and manufacturing. After work, David is in the woods or woodworking.

Chris Stewart

Data Engineer and Data Scientist

Industrial Engineer with a Masters in Clinical Engineering where he worked on data from smart distributed medical devices. Chris has experience spanning the Aerospace, Manufacturing & Healthcare fields and loves diving into all things data. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and the outdoors.

Adam Keith

Strategy and Business Development

Adam Keith brings over 20 years experience in the downstream Earth observation business, working with government, industry and the investment community along the value-chain.

Pundeep Hundal

Mechanical Engineering - Co-op Student

Pundeep Hundal has finished 2-year of his BSc.-Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has 4-years of management experience having worked in the fast food industry as a supervisor. He has a deep rooted interest in space, particularly satellites and launch vehicles. His interest in space as well as his drive to learn led him to join AlbertaSat students project group at the University of Alberta. There, some of his duties include orbital operations, defining satellite properties, testing of ADCS Unit as well as administrative and educational outreach tasks. Pundeep plans to leverage his experience from AlbertaSat and Wyvern towards an eventual career in the aerospace industry.”

Ian Splinter

Product Development Manager

Prior to joining Wyvern, Ian Splinter was the CEO of Cocoaburra Chocolates, a company he co-founded that specialized in producing fully custom 3D chocolates. In his free time, he is an avid rock climber and wood carver.

Taryn Haluza-Delay

Satellite Systems Lead

BSc. in Engineering Physics. 4 years as a Systems Engineer with the student group AlbertaSat. Rock climbs and plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee when not designing space hardware.

Vincent Sauer

R&D Scientist

Dr. Vincent Sauer received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has over 10 years experience in the fields of optics, nanophotonics, and nano-electromechanical systems. He likes to run, and as a result has an unhealthy knowledge about running shoes.

Christine Tovee

CTO

Christine Tovee has over 15 years in the aerospace and defence sectors both in Europe and North America. Her experience spans engineering management as well as research and development projects and at Airbus Group, she held the position of Chief Technology Officer for the North American division.

Kurtis Broda

VP Product and Co-Founder

Kurtis Broda is VP Product and co-founder of Wyvern. Previously, he was a systems engineer at General Dynamics. Kurtis holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering where developed a new way of measuring compounds that influence global climate change.

Callie Lissinna

COO and Co-Founder

Nearly 6 years of experience working on four different satellites at the University of Alberta. People-oriented; background in mechanical engineering and math. In the evenings she teaches jazz and ballet classes for competitive dancers.

Kristen Cote

VP R&D and Co-Founder

Kristen has 7+ years of experience with conceptualization, detailed design, and characterization of optical payloads for space, ranging from laser-based spectroscopy for planetary science, to imaging cameras for Earth observation, to optical atomic clocks for space-based gravitational wave detection. At Wyvern she oversees the development of our in-lab deployable optics prototype. At the same time she is working towards her PhD in physics at the University of Toronto as a Vanier Scholar. 

Chris Robson

CEO

Captains the [space] ship. MSc in orbital design and analysis, former AlbertaSat Project Manager, an expert in all things mechanical.