Albedo is developing low-flying satellites that will capture visible and thermal imagery at the highest resolution commercially available. By making aerial quality imagery globally available, easy to purchase, and transparent to task, we aim to catalyze market growth and spur new applications.
The world is rapidly changing and a new level of visibility and transparency is required to solve some of our largest problems. Albedo’s 10cm visible and 2m thermal imagery will fuel insights for industries such as mapping, insurance, utilities, solar, agriculture, carbon offsets, infrastructure sustainability, national security, and much more.
Satellite imagery is a historically-scarce resource, whose adoption has been slowed by an unbalanced relationship between price and resolution. In theory, frequent, ultra-high-resolution imagery of Earth has near-infinite applications; in reality, only a sliver of that potential has been realized.
Albedo aims to be the catalyst in unlocking satellite imagery’s latent potential, hoping to expand current applications and propel the discovery of new use cases. Whether our imagery is being used to reduce wildfire risk, assess the environmental impact of global forestry, contribute to timely 3D reconstructions of urban areas, or monitor carbon emissions from industrial power plants, our mission is to get better data into the hands of decision-makers fast. We’re modernizing how satellite imagery is used by providing near real-time access to our ultra-high resolution data.
What We’re Up To: Albedo is developing a novel approach to the earth observation industry, both in space and with our business model. We are intentionally doing things differently by taking (calculated) risks, trying new things, and moving with speed. Our team believes satellite imagery is a valuable resource that should be made accessible, in every sense of the word. We are committed to our customers, ensuring that what we’re building is what they want. We are playing at the edges of how traditional New Space technologies have been approached, and we want to shake up the industry as it stands today.
Who We’re Looking For: Albedo is launching next-generation, ultra-high-resolution imaging satellites to service a global audience through a modern, cloud-based product interface. In order to achieve this goal, we are looking for a team of people who are both passionate about our mission and are willing to put in the work to design, develop, and test an innovative earth observation concept in the commercial industry. The times ahead will be set in a fast-paced, often uncertain environment, but if you are hard-working, kind, and team-oriented, you can expect a rewarding and purposeful experience.
Albedo does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers email or to Albedo employees. Albedo is not responsible for any fees or overhead related to unsolicited resumes.
Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel to other possible non-Albedo locations may be required.
Relocation: Relocation for this position is available
Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
Additional Requirements: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All persons hired will be required to be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Albedo is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Questions? Feedback? Feel free to email us at careers @ albedo.com
What You'll DoIn this critical position, the Aerospace Technician will be responsible for the process development, buildup and testing of our solar array builds for our awesome spacecraft...
Develop your processes:Working with subject matter experts, demonstrate proficiency in designing, optimizing, and refining manufacturing processes for solar array assembly from individual solar cellsProven track record of successfully translating conceptual designs into efficient, scalable, and high-performance processes
Hands-on Build:Possesses extensive hands-on experience in assembling complex assemblies, such as solar arrays, including interconnecting solar cells, applying encapsulants, and integrating supporting structures, ensuring precise alignment and electrical connectivityProficient in utilizing specialized tools, equipment, and techniques required for the delicate and intricate assembly of solar arrays, including testing and rework of damaged arraysCollaborate closely with spacecraft engineering teams to ensure seamless integration of solar arrays into the spacecraft's overall designHelp develop and execute rigorous testing protocols to assess material compatibility and performance under simulated space conditionsBe your own quality control representative. Implement stringent quality control measures to guarantee the reliability and performance of solar arrays, including thorough inspection, testing, and documentation of assembly processes
Innovate and Problem Solve:Proactively identify potential process bottlenecks, design challenges, or performance limitations and devise innovative solutions to overcome themLearn your way around the design. Understand the technical requirements and drawings and translate them into the product itself. Offer changes to design for improvements and be open to review of processes
Your Ideal Skills and Experience
Please note: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time.
Solar array assembly work:The ideal candidate will have built solar cells from individual CIC cells, and developed a process for an efficient build, but will have also demonstrated the ability to routinely and effectively remove broken cells and rework the entire string in a time-efficient mannerHave experience working on components for space and an understanding of proper ESD, cleanliness, quality, record keeping, and assembly requirements/best practicesHave a light touch and an eye for detail. Solar cells are fragile and require attention and control to avoid damaging or propagating damage
Soldering, Welding, Harnessing, and AdhesivesYou should be familiar/certified with IPC J-STD-001 (or equivalent) for solderingYou should be familiar with resistance/micro/tig or other welding techniquesYou should be familiar with aerospace harnessing standards and experienced in harness fabricationYou should be familiar with aerospace adhesives and have experience with conformal coat, bonding, staking, etc.
Electro-mechanical AssembliesYou should be comfortable with both electrical and mechanical assemblies and understand how to interpret technical drawings of both PCBAs/schematics and mechanical drawings
Team Player:You will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, including electrical, mechanical, and thermal engineers, to ensure seamless integration of solar arrays into the spacecraft's architecture
Strive for Continuous ImprovementYou must possess a drive for continuous process improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and performance of solar array manufacturing processesYou should enjoy analyzing historical data and performance metrics to identify areas for optimization and implement corresponding changes
Experience with Standards and Codes; Keeping Everyone SafeYou should have a background in safety protocols and procedures throughout the solar array assembly process, ensuring compliance with industry safety standards and regulations
Even if you feel like you don’t meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply! Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications.
Compensation and Benefits
Employee friendly equity compensationRemote-friendly, asynchronous culture with flexible working hours4% direct matching 401kInsurance: Medical, Vision, Dental, Mental HealthParental leave and childcare coverageRelocation bonus for moving to our Denver, CO HQ20 paid vacation days, yours from day one10 company holidays and unlimited sick days$100 monthly wellness benefitTeam retreats to build relationships in-person