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

Full Time

Posted March 8, 2022

Position Location Type
Edmonton, AB

Remote option

Full Time

Posted April 28, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Remote option

Full Time

Posted April 28, 2022

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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 entered Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 batch and raised $4.5M in pre-seed and seed 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 have experience with optical systems & know how to make design decisions based on optical tolerance and imaging performance requirements.
  • The ideal candidate has experience with imaging systems, like telescopes.
  • 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 as well as environmental testing experience (e.g. TVAC).
  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or optical engineering, applied science, or equivalent. 
  • Ideally you have a Master’s degree, or have 2 years of experience in a role where you independently solve engineering problems.
  • If you’re a recent graduate, you were involved in extracurricular team projects that challenged your technical skills (ex. hackathons, robotics club, etc.).

What you will be doing 

You will: 

  • Work with our Research & Development team (hybrid, in Edmonton; team of 6),
  • Conduct trade studies on optical and structural components of our deployable telescopes,
  • Be responsible for  the engineering and space-ready models of our deployable optics telescope,
  • Be responsible for structural, thermal, and optical (STOP) analyses for our telescope (working with our optical designer as needed),
  • 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, 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. 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: 2022-02-17

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

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

Business Development Lead (Capture)

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 are an experienced business leader who has worked within the context of a scaling company. You have an exemplary technical underpinning and you will adopt an understanding of earth observation needs quickly.

You understand the unique challenges and unique opportunities that this stage of company is faced with, 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 advance 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 5+ years experience in business development;
  • Has 2+ years of experience in a remote sensing sales, business development, or capture management role.
  • Knowledge of RFP, public procurement, public granting, and buy/sell systems;
  • Can demonstrate that you can quickly adopt an understanding of new technologies and services, specifically as it relates to Earth Observation and sales of satellite imagery;
  • Loves to find the right ‘deal’ that leads to mutual success of Wyvern and our clients;
  • Can demonstrate experience collaborating between product and business development roles;
  • 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 on a regular basis and has no restrictions that would prevent them from traveling internationally;
  • Has experience in closing contracts and is familiar with legal agreements.

What you will be doing

Your role will include the following:

  • Performing outbound and inbound sales and business development activities.
  • Driving the development and use of 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.