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RPO Algorithms Engineer

True Anomaly

True Anomaly

Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

A new space race has begun. True Anomaly seeks those with the talent and ambition to build innovative technology that solves the next generation of engineering, manufacturing, and operational challenges for space security and sustainability.


The peaceful use of space is essential for continued prosperity on Earth—from communications and finance to navigation and logistics. True Anomaly builds innovative technology at the intersection of spacecraft, software, and AI to enhance the capabilities of the U.S., its allies, and commercial partners. We safeguard global security by ensuring space access and sustainability for all.


  • Be the offset. We create asymmetric advantages with creativity and ingenuity
  • What would it take? We challenge assumptions to deliver ambitious results
  • It’s the people. Our team is our competitive advantage and we are better together


  • Perform mission design activities and trade studies of various trajectory algorithms and RPO approaches
  • Develop and implement robust RPO, trajectory optimization, and optimal planning and scheduling algorithms in C++
  • Perform statistical analysis (Monte Carlo, linear covariance analysis) to support maneuver planning and proximity operations
  • Test and verify algorithms via software and hardware in the loop simulation
  • Work with the Space Operations team to integrate RPO plans and support post-flight analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or similar discipline
  • Experienced with C/C++ and Python
  • 4+ years of experience with RPO and trajectory design
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and solve complex problems with first principles approaches
  • Passion for spaceflight and advancing capabilities related to space domain awareness and space security


  • Master’s or PhD in aerospace engineering or similar discipline
  • 2+ years of professional experience writing high-reliability, production C/C++ code
  • Deep technical expertise in one or more of the following: trajectory optimization, planning and scheduling algorithms, astrodynamics, relative navigation


  • Base Salary: $158,000-$210,000
  • Equity + Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, HRA/HSA options, PTO and paid holidays, 401K, Parental Leave

This position will be open until it is successfully filled. To submit your application, please follow the directions below. #LI-Remote

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., 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.

We value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. True Anomaly is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.