Careers

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

Internship (4 mos.)

Posted 

November 24, 2021
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.

There are no open opportunities at the moment.

Position

Location

Type

Edmonton, AB

Internship (4 mos.)

Posted 

November 24, 2021
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

R&D Intern

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 passionate about space and dedicated to excellence. If you’re excited by the prospect of creating a step increase in the capability of Earth imaging cubesats, we want you on our team.

We’re looking for a broadly capable undergraduate student to work with our research and development (R&D) team for 16 weeks.

Who you are

  • You have a strong foundation of mathematics and physics, and can ground what you learn in basic principles.
  • You have holistic knowledge of many areas of engineering, or are excited to learn about things outside your main area of expertise. Bonus if you have systems engineering or mechatronics experience.
  • You can explain technical concepts about your work to non-technical people and keep them engaged as you explain.
  • You have experience utilizing and interfacing with electronic hardware (microcontrollers, computers, DAQs, etc.) to monitor and control instruments.
  • You have experience with hardware implementation of control systems, and know the basics of PID control.
  • You have experience with imaging systems or are willing to learn about them.
  • You are familiar with hardware for space, vacuum and/or similar harsh environments.
  • You are involved in extracurricular team projects that challenge your technical skills (ex. hackathons, robotics club, etc.).
  • You work well independently but know when to ask for support.

What you will be doing

As an R&D intern you will apply your holistic knowledge to many areas on the R&D team, including:

  • Supporting our Controls Engineer with the design of a complex control system: 
    • Reviewing hardware requirements to determine if a control algorithm is feasible in practice,
    • Acquiring appropriate hardware and setting it up in the lab, 
    • Design testing procedures for the control system, 
    • Running tests of various control algorithms on hardware,
    • Iterating the design of the control system hardware as needed,
  • Support data acquisition during in-lab testing of deployable structures,
  • Support implementation of a telescope test procedure, involving system level optical, tests, 
  • Support with designing supports and packaging to enable field-tests of the system, and others.

Ultimately, you will work closely with our R&D team to help build a prototype of our novel telescope.

For this position, you must:

    • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Canadian university.
    • Wyvern requests that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Engineering Physics, experimental Physics, Mechatronics, or Electrical Engineering students are preferred, but students in other programs will still be considered if experience is aligned with this role.

What to expect from Wyvern 
 
    • We have a startup culture. While this position is full-time, working hours are flexible.
    • Some in-person work in our downtown Edmonton lab will be required. 
    • We’re small but rapidly growing. You’ll see what it’s like to work in a startup.
    • This is a 16-week position beginning in January 2022; the exact start date is TBD. 
    • Compensation will be around $20.00 CAD/hour depending on qualifications.

Apply via your campus job board or Internship office, or by submitting a resume and cover letter to hiring@wyvern.space.

Last update: 2021-11-04

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.