Careers at 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 creating a step increase in the capability of space-based cameras, we want you on our team.

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Edmonton, AB

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Posted April 28, 2022

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Full Time

Posted May 21, 2022

Remote

Hybrid option in Edmonton, AB

Full Time

Posted May 23, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Remote option

Full Time

Posted May 28, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Remote option

Full Time

Posted June 1, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Remote option

Full Time

Posted June 24, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Remote option

Full Time

Posted July 27, 2022

Our core values

Here’s what it means to be a Wyvernian. 

We think outside the cube[sat].

We communicate openly and honestly.

We are reflective, receptive, and responsive.

We form a caring constellation who learn, grow, and progress together.

We encourage laughter, enthusiasm, and originality.

We take initiative
and persevere on
our mission.

We enable a better future for our communities and our planet.

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JOB OPENING

Business Development Lead (Outbound)

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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has just graduated from Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and raised millions in pre-seed and seed funding.

What we’re workin’ on

Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution imagery from space. On a daily basis, our engineers are developing new technologies that will bring new innovations to satellite and earth observation technologies. We will start to launch our satellites in 2022, and as we accelerate our technology roadmap, we need to grow our team of engineers, specialists, and business partners. As a business partner at Wyvern, you’ll be deeply integrated into our business growth – from engaging with potential customers, nurturing relationships, and responding to RFPs. If you love to solve problems for customers, this role is for you.

Who you are

Are you a creative problem solver? Are you deeply invested in your customers’ success? Do you love to collaborate towards a successful business opportunity?

This role is for you if you are a business development professional who wants to support sustainable growth at a growing space company. You have a track record in business development and sales, and you are excited by the prospect of working within a scaling company. You have an exemplary technical underpinning and you will adopt an understanding of earth observation needs quickly.

You are curious by nature and you are excited by the opportunity to support the pursuit of product-market fit in your business development process. You are not afraid to make the ask in a sales conversation, and you are also deeply curious about what would get a customer to a ‘yes’.

Wyvern is growing quickly. We need your help to support our sales and business development strategy.

This full-time permanent position will work with the Wyvern business team to sustainably grow our team to support our technology and business roadmaps.

This role is well suited to someone who:

  • Has a 3+ years experience in business development for agriculture-based industries;
  • Ideally: Has 1+ years of experience in a remote sensing sales, business development
  • Can demonstrate that you can quickly adopt an understanding of new technologies and services, specifically as it relates to agriculture technologies using remote sensing technologies and sales of satellite imagery;
  • Loves to find the right ‘deal’ that leads to mutual success of Wyvern and our clients;
  • Can demonstrate collaborative and team-project based work;
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of customer-centric piloting and proof-of-concept activities;
  • Knowledge of CRMs;
  • Is an excellent communicator, including being articulate in both verbal and written formats;
  • Is willing to travel internationally up to 25% of the time, and has no restrictions that would prevent them from traveling internationally;

What you will be doing

Your role will include the following:

  • Performing outbound sales and business development activities.
  • Utilizing sales assets, processes, platforms, and practices that support the business development cycle;
  • Nurturing relationships and trust with our clients through reliable communication and support;
  • Evaluating, negotiating, and closing sales deals;
  • Working with the Wyvern business team to align business development activities with technical roadmaps;

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We’re small but rapidly growing. The support and professionalism that you provide 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 and will entail either hybrid or office options. Remote work is an option for exceptional candidates with remote work experience.
  • Pay is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.

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

Last update: 2022-04-28

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

JOB OPENING

Remote Sensing Specialist

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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has just graduated Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and raised $9M in pre-seed and seed funding.

What we’re working on

Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution imagery from space. On a daily basis, our engineers are developing new technologies, our operations team is keeping all of the parts of the business working, and our business team is forging new partnerships and aiming to build an industry leading brand. Our teams are all working together towards our common goals.


Who you are

This role is suited to someone who is a self-starter with a strong work ethic. They can navigate complex problems, love to solve puzzles and are into continuous learning. The successful candidate will join our Product Team. Candidates will have 1+ years of relevant industry experience and a B. Sc. or higher a Science or Engineering field.

This role is suited to candidates who has experience in some or all of the following:

  • Proven technical writing skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • A solid mathematical background,
  • Basic software development:
    • Python (preferred), 
    • Image processing packages such as GDAL, rasterio, PIL, OpenCV,
    • Basic Machine Learning,
    • Git or other version control,
  • GIS experience or familiarity with QGIS/ArcGIS,
  • Experience with satellite, aerial, or drone imagery,
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and adapt to changing priorities,
  • Familiar with one of:
    • Agriculture,
    • Atmospheric Methane/Carbon Dioxide measurements,
    • Carbon Sequestration.

What Wyvern expects from you

Your role will include:

  • Providing technical leadership in your area of expertise,
  • Supporting proposals and business development efforts,
  • Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams (such as sales) for success,
  • Working with software developers to deliver appropriate products for customers,
  • Acting as an advisor for customers during analytical analysis,
  • Advising on innovative techniques, tools, and models for advanced analytics that utilize multi-sensor data including hyperspectral imagery, and, 
  • Applying remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We’re small but rapidly growing. The support and professionalism that you provide will be foundational to Wyvern’s success and you will get the unique opportunity to grow with the company.
  • This is a full-time, remote position.
  • Pay is commensurate with experience.

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

Last update: 2022-05-21

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

JOB OPENING

Software Developer

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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has just finished Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and has raised ~$9M in pre-seed, seed, and non-dilutive funding. If you’re excited by the prospect of creating a Better Earth, From Space, we want you on our team.

What we’re workin’ on

Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution hyperspectral imagery from space.
Hyperspectral images contain more colors than other types of imagery, meaning these images capture the spectral signature of your crop or forest, for example. With hyperspectral imagery, however, it’s hard to get quality images with a high signal-to-noise ratio and resolution. To mitigate this, we’re designing telescopes that are compact on launch and deploy in space, meaning we pack better performance in a smaller, cheaper-to-launch package. Our increased light collecting area will allow for more light in more bands while maintaining a high spatial ground resolution.

On a daily basis, our engineers are developing new technologies, our operations team is keeping all of the parts of the business working, and our business development team is forging new partnerships and aiming to build an industry leading brand. We are all working together towards our common goals.

Who you are

This role is suited to someone who delights in writing code. They navigate complex problems, enjoy continuous learning, and have a drive to improve upon and maintain current code. Candidates will have 3+ years of industry experience with substantial contributions to software projects.

This role is suited to candidates who have experience in some or all of the following:

  • A degree in computer science, science, or engineering, or an equivalent level of work experience, with extensive experience in designing, developing and maintaining software,
    • Experience in orbital mechanics or image processing is a plus.
  • A track record of substantial contributions to software projects (3+ years) using:
    • Docker, Kafka, Kubernetes,
    • SQL/CQL, Python, Java, Go,
    • Working in an Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban, etc),
  • Experience in cloud architects (AWS / Azure)
  • 1+ years of experience with DevOps
    • CI using Github Actions + AWS/Azure
  • You think in terms of architecture and know how to identify and explain pros and cons of a technical solution,
  • You use an organized and logical approach to find solutions to complex problems and look beyond the obvious to understand the root cause of problems and propose several possible solutions,
  • Have a strong personal initiative, ability to deliver high quality results, and desire for continuous improvement,

What you will be doing

You will:

  • Provide technical leadership within a cross-functional team (including product managers, sales, and other developers) to deliver services to our customers,
  • Drive improvements to our standards of security, reliability, performance, and quality,
  • Build software that includes:
    • an event system,
    • 3rd party APIs, and
    • image processing of incoming satellite data.
  • Collaborate to build a DevOps plan and maintain production software,
  • Interact with partners and other 3rd parties to manage expectations.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We give ample vacation time and a health benefits package.
  • 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, remote position with the option for a hybrid work structure out of the Wyvern headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

Last update: 2022-06-03

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

JOB OPENING

Lead Optomechanical 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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has just finished Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and has acquired >$9M in pre-seed, seed, and grant funding. 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 we’re workin’ on 

Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution hyperspectral imagery from space. 

Hyperspectral images contain more colors than other types of imagery, meaning these images capture the spectral signature of your crop or forest, for example. With hyperspectral imagery, however, it’s hard to get quality images with a high signal-to-noise ratio and resolution. To mitigate this, we’re designing telescopes that are compact on launch and deploy in space, meaning we pack better performance in a smaller, cheaper-to-launch package. Our increased light collecting area will allow for more light in more bands while maintaining <5 m resolution. 

We have prototypes of our deployable telescope on the lab bench, but we need a Lead Optomechanical Engineer to take these instruments from the lab and evolve them to engineering models ready for environmental and performance testing. You will play a key role in getting the design to space as quickly as possible. 

Who you are 

  • You can explain technical concepts about your work to non-technical people and keep them engaged as you explain.
  • You are able to independently solve engineering problems and have a solid critical thinking process.
  • You have experience with optical systems & know how to make design decisions based on optical tolerance.
    • The ideal candidate has experience with imaging systems, like telescopes, and their performance criterion.
  • You have experience in thermal/structural modeling & analysis as well as CAD design, preferably in SolidWorks.
  • You have experience developing hardware for space, vacuum and/or similar harsh environments.
  • You have some experience aligning imaging systems during assembly, integration, and test (AIT).
    • The ideal candidate has environmental testing & verification experience.
  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or optical engineering, applied science, or equivalent.
  • An ideal candidate may have a Master’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or optical engineering, applied science, or equivalent
  • You must have 4+ years of direct experience in a role similar to that described above.

What you will be doing 

You will: 

  • Work with our Research & Development team (hybrid, in Edmonton; team of 6),
  • Apply creativity and a solid knowledge of mechanical engineering and manufacturing principles to develop new solutions,
  • Conduct trade studies on optical and structural components of our deployable telescopes, evaluating the merits and risks of alternative design concepts.
  • Use CAD tools to develop detailed mechanical designs,
  • Identify and recommend optimum design solutions for the engineering and space-ready models of our deployable optics telescope,
  • Utilize simulation tools to predict stress states of optomechanical subsystems subjected to thermal and mechanical loads, including dynamic behaviour within a structural, thermal, and optical (STOP) analysis workflow,
  • Design structures and optical supports such that the imaging performance of the telescope is not degraded over the entire lifetime of the satellite,
  • Procure equipment for structural, thermal, and other environmental testing,
  • Design testing plans for the telescope, in concert with our optical designer,
  • Create a standard RFP process for external manufacturers and suppliers,
  • Correspond with external vendors and project partners,
  • Supervise engineering and science interns and co-op students,
  • Contribute to our IP strategy and support basic research activities (paper writing, attending conferences),
  • and likely more! As part of a small startup team you’ll find yourself working across the board to support Wyvern’s activities.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We give ample vacation time and a stellar health benefits package.
  • 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, hybrid position based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Remote work is an option for exceptional candidates with remote work experience.

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

Last update: 2022-05-28

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

JOB OPENING

Optical Design Lead

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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has just finished Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and has acquired >$9M in pre-seed, seed, and grant funding. 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 we’re workin’ on

Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution hyperspectral imagery from space.

Hyperspectral images contain more colors than other types of imagery, meaning these images capture the spectral signature of your crop or forest, for example. With hyperspectral imagery, however, it’s hard to get quality images with a high signal-to-noise ratio and high resolution. To mitigate this, we’re designing telescopes that are compact on launch and deploy in space, meaning we pack better performance in a smaller, cheaper-to-launch package. Our increased light collecting area will allow for more light in more bands while maintaining <5 m resolution.

We’re looking for an experienced Optical Design Lead to optimize our deployable optics telescope, and other imaging systems, for performance and manufacturability as we transition from a prototype on the lab bench to a system that is ready for space.

Who you are

  • You can explain technical concepts about your work to non-technical people and keep them engaged as you explain.
  • You are able to independently solve engineering problems and have a solid critical thinking process.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment with engineers, scientists, and support staff from multiple disciplines.
  • You have experience with various optical design aspects such as geometric & diffractive optics, radiometry, detector performance, and stray light analysis.
    • Experience with hyperspectral systems extending into the SWIR region is an asset
  • You have an understanding of optical test methods.
  • You are familiar with optical design software (preferably, Zemax OpticStudio) and can accurately model and analyze optical system performance.
  • Experience with optical imaging systems is desirable, including:
    • Experience designing and evaluating imaging systems,
    • Knowledge of key image quality metrics (SNR, MTF, etc.) and spectral performance metrics (coregistration, keystone, smile, etc.),
    • Knowledge of remote sensing mission design parameters (ground sampling distance, swath, etc.),
    • Experience aligning and evaluating imaging systems during assembly, integration, and test.
  • You can quickly analyze, incorporate and apply new information and concepts into new or existing designs.
  • You have knowledge of the systems development life cycle and have a good grasp on all system elements required in order to build a functioning optical device (e.g. optical, mechanical, electrical, and software elements, as well as how they interact).
    • Knowledge of the constraints of the space environment on optical design and performance is an asset.
  • You are fluent in basic mathematical or system modeling tools (preferably MATLAB or python).
  • You consider yourself an optics nerd and strive to be on top of the latest research.
  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree in optical engineering, optics, physics, applied science, or equivalent.
    • An ideal candidate may have a graduate degree in optical engineering, optics, physics, applied science, or equivalent.
  • You must have 4+ years of experience in a role similar to that described above.

What you will be doing

You will:

  • Work with our Research & Development team (hybrid, in Edmonton; team of 6),
  • Apply creativity and a solid knowledge of optics and optical engineering to develop new solutions,
  • Conduct trade studies on imaging telescope designs, evaluating the merits and risks of alternative design concepts,
  • Develop optical system requirements,
  • Use Zemax OpticStudio to develop detailed optical system designs,
  • Identify and recommend optimum design solutions for the engineering and space-ready models of our deployable optics telescope, and others,
  • Evaluate performance of various optical models against imaging performance requirements,
  • Perform optical tolerancing analyses,
  • Lead design reviews,
  • Support a structural, thermal, and optical performance (STOP) analysis workflow with imaging performance evaluation, in concert with our mechanical engineering team,
  • Design assembly, integration, and test plans for the telescope, and support procurement of equipment,
  • Support assembly, integration, and testing of telescopes,
  • Supervise engineering and science interns and co-op students,
  • Contribute to our IP strategy and support basic research activities (paper writing, attending conferences),
  • and likely more! As part of a small startup team you’ll find yourself working across the board to support Wyvern’s activities.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We give ample vacation time and a stellar health benefits package.
  • 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. Remote work is an option for exceptional candidates with remote work experience.

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

Last update: 2022-06-01

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

JOB OPENING

People and Culture Manager

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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has raised well over $10M in seed funding.

If you’re excited by the prospect of working with an incredibly smart team who needs your help to facilitate day-to-day admin and operations, this role is for you.

What we’re workin’ on

Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution imagery from space. On a daily basis, our engineers are developing technologies to bring new innovations to satellite and Earth observation technologies. One year from now we will have three satellites in space, and as we accelerate our technology roadmap, we need to grow our team of engineers, specialists, and business partners.

Who you are

Are you deeply invested in other people’s success? Are you excited by the prospect of contributing to the growth of a technology and business team for one of Edmonton’s fastest growing companies?

This role is for you if you are a human resource professional who wants to support sustainable growth at a growing space company. You are an experienced human resources leader who has worked within the context of a scaling company. You understand the unique challenges and unique opportunities that this stage of company is faced with – from nurturing our unique culture, to sustaining our vision of equity and inclusion, to having a demonstrable track record for recruitment and retention strategies. If this sounds like you, we’d love to get to know you better.

This role is well suited to you if you:

  • Have 5+ years experience in human resources;
  • Have worked in a scaling startup and who is familiar with talent acquisition;
  • Can demonstrate experience collaborating with engineering and/or technical roles;
  • Have experience shaping equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategy and driving initiatives to effect tangible improvements;
  • Are comfortable delivering projects autonomously as part of a small, agile team;
  • Are an HR professional, with preference given to graduates of a formal human resource program and those possessing an HR credential;
  • Have advanced knowledge of the identification of, implementation of, and use of HR systems;
  • Have contributed to total compensation planning for employees.

What you will be doing

  • Professionalizing Wyvern’s HR operations by implementing formal HR tools, processes, platforms, and practices;
  • Formalizing, documenting, communicating, and upkeeping HR policies that will be foundational to Wyvern as the team grows;
  • Evaluating both employee and contractor options for role fulfillment;
  • Posting openings to assorted job boards and sites as necessary, supporting applicant screening processes, and coordinating candidate interviews;
  • Nurturing alignment of job seekers to Wyvern’s technical, experiential, and cultural fit;
  • Evaluating, negotiating, and closing position offers;
  • Working with Wyvern’s executive team to develop performance management plans;
  • Align HR and recruitment systems with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) objectives and drive EDI education in the company;
  • Formalizing onboarding and offboarding systems;
  • Supporting the design of employee recognition programs and retention strategies;
  • Supporting compensation and benefits benchmarking and developing fulsome total compensation plans.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We’re small but rapidly growing. The support and professionalism that you provide 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 and will entail either hybrid or office options. Remote work is an option for exceptional candidates with remote work experience.
  • Pay is commensurate with experience.

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

Last update: 2022-05-21

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

JOB OPENING

Thermal 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 are redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity. Wyvern has just finished Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and has acquired >$9M in pre-seed, seed, and grant funding. 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 we’re workin’ on
Wyvern is developing unfolding space telescopes to capture high-resolution hyperspectral imagery from space.

Hyperspectral images contain more colors than other types of imagery, meaning these images capture the spectral signature of your crop or forest, for example. With hyperspectral imagery, however, it’s hard to get quality images with a high signal-to-noise ratio and high resolution. To mitigate this, we’re designing telescopes that are compact on launch and deploy in space, meaning we pack better performance in a smaller, cheaper-to-launch package. Our increased light collecting area will allow for more light in more bands while maintaining <5 m resolution.

We’re looking for an thermal engineer to analyze and mitigate thermal susceptibility within our deployable optics-enabled telescope.

Who you are

  • You can explain technical concepts about your work to non-technical people and keep them engaged as you explain.
  • You are able to independently solve engineering problems and have a solid critical thinking process.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment with engineers, scientists, and support staff from multiple disciplines.
  • You can use Solidworks to create complex assemblies, and have experience with finite-element analysis and orbital heating simulation tools (Ansys Mechanical, STK and SPEOS).
  • You understand the methods of evaluating heat transfer, specifically conduction and radiation.
  • You have experience with heat transfer problems and thermal simulations.
  • You have experience designing thermal management systems (both active and passive).
  • You are familiar with hardware for space, vacuum and/or similar harsh environments as well as environmental testing experience (e.g. TVAC).
  • You have experience defining requirements related to structural and thermal performance and other environmental requirements, and have followed them through to verification.
  • You have experience in operating, editing, and writing experimental instrumentation software in python or MATLAB.
  • Knowledge of the constraints of the space environment on mechanical/thermal design and performance is an asset.
  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, applied science, or equivalent.
    • An ideal candidate may have a graduate degree in mechanical engineering, applied science, or equivalent.

What you will be doing

  • Work with our Research & Development team (hybrid, in Edmonton; team of 6).
  • Apply creativity and a solid knowledge of thermal engineering to develop and test new solutions.
  • Define and verify structural and thermal performance requirements based on thermal environment and constraints.
  • Creation, maintenance and modification of CAD & FEM models.
  • Design active or passive thermal management systems for space.
  • Perform thermo-optic, thermo-elastic and thermal fatigue analyses.
  • Perform test preparation activities including the design of ancillary equipment.
  • Evaluate performance of thermal systems.
  • Design and procure ground support equipment for thermal tests, jigs etc.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Support the design of the assembly, integration, and test plans for the telescope, and support procurement of equipment.
  • Contribute to our IP strategy and support basic research activities (paper writing, attending conferences).
  • And likely more! As part of a small startup team you’ll find yourself working across the board to support Wyvern’s activities.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have all the best aspects of startup culture including flexible working hours & support from across the team whenever you need it.
  • We give ample vacation time and a stellar health benefits package.
  • 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. Hybrid may be an option for exceptional candidates, with the understanding that some on-site work in Edmonton is required.

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

Last update: 2022-07-27

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