What does a career at Skykraft look like?
Skykraft designs, builds and operates satellites from our Canberra manufacturing facility to deliver world-leading space services globally.
We employ a growing team of engineers from across electrical, industrial and software disciplines to deliver our Air Traffic Management satellite constellation.
From interns to senior engineers, our team has the unique opportunity to be involved in the entire life-cycle of spacecraft development starting from concept design to the final flight model. The team hails from across Australia, with recent engineering graduates now managing a full space mission flying a 300kg stack of 5 satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9.
Skykraft recruits interns and graduates, through both formal and informal processes, including through the Defence Industry Internship Program. This gives university students the opportunity to work while studying, carving out their own niche and building an understanding of what the next step beyond graduation looks like. Our interns tell us that we are one of the only companies in Australia that delivered the opportunity to work on real world subsystems that will be sent into space with huge benefits to us here on Earth, with undergraduates seeing equipment that they have built being launched into space before they graduate!
Skykraft’s satellite manufacturing capability continues to grow, and will be producing 40-50 satellites each year to maintain the now in-orbit satellite constellation. With the opportunity for continual enhancement of the technology we fly on the satellites.
We thrive on thinking outside of the box, so if you have relevant experience, including from sectors other than space, send us an email with some information about you (including your current CV) to start the conversation. Also be sure to check in on Seek for current open roles.
See some of our team in action!
Pictured Top Left to Right: Peter Nguyen, Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer , Grace Chesworth, Intern Engineer, Roger Dudziak, Block 2.0 Mission Manager
Pictured Bottom Left to Right: Lachlan Mackie, Mechatronics Engineer, Gayatri Laipubam, Aerospace Engineer - Structural Design and Analysis, Broden Diggle, Space Systems Engineer