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Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour.

At Capella you’ll work in a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.

Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!


Capella is seeking a Regulatory Engineer to join the Capella Engineering team. As a Regulatory Engineer you’ll work with the Direct Access Services team, Ground Segment team, and Legal/Regulatory Compliance teams building a technical understanding of the Capella Ground Segment, Space Segment, and Direct Access Ground Station Segment and ensuring Capella’s technical solutions satisfy applicable regulatory requirements.

You will be responsible for identifying regulatory requirements applicable to Capella’s technical solutions and managing the process for submitting and maintaining regulatory filings, including NOAA Commercial Remote Sensing license modifications, FCC/ITU filings, and ITAR/EAR export licensing.  In addition, you will support managing and responding to various regulatory inspection, compliance, export classification and other requests or proceedings involving Capella.

The candidate for this position can work remotely or hybrid in the San Francisco, CA, Boulder, CO or Washington, DC areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires special access to conduct the work and requires the selected candidate to be a US person (a United States Citizen or Green Card holder)

This position will require domestic and international travel

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with RF communication systems, satellite systems, or ground stations
  • Ability to communicate technical and regulatory requirements to stakeholders to ensure that regulatory compliance is maintained or enhanced
  • Ability to understand complex technical concepts and communicate those concepts to internal and external stakeholders
  • FCC, ITAR, NOAA regulatory compliance experience
  • Excellent organizational skills

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience with satellite spectrum licensing processes (FCC, ITU, and international licensing organizations)
  • Experience with NOAA Commercial Remote Sensing Licensing process
  • Experience with EAR export licensing
  • Experience with ITAR export licensing and TAA process


In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Gourmet-style, daily lunch
  • Weekly Capella community events
  • Equity
  • Commuter benefits including Transit Flex Spending and baywheels membership
  • Dog-friendly work environment (SF)
Capella Space
Capella Space

United States, San Francisco, CA, Boulder, CO or Washington, DC

Posted 4 months ago

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