Engineering Lead

Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

Who are we?

We are a Finnish-based international New Space company with employees from more than 57 countries in Finland, the US, the UK, Spain and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Being advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork and curiosity, and we know how to have fun!

What do we do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What are we looking for?

As an Engineering Lead in the Fleet Automation team, you’ll be accountable for the team that is:

  • Building a system that enables automated operation of the satellites to minimize their unavailability periods, including:
    • satellite firmware updates
    • execution of contingency procedures
    • efficient alert & act system
  • Working closely with other engineering teams to design efficient and robust interfaces for interactions with the satellites
  • Working closely with the UI team to provide services and APIs for operating the satellites

The Fleet Automation team is working with a dedicated Component Product Manager, and is responsible for shaping the system together with that PM to meet the company's objectives. The team is not isolated and needs to cooperate with a few other engineering and operations teams. 

This means that you should be able to communicate with these teams fluently, using the proper level of details, with the approach of getting to quick conclusions on software architecture and its delivery roadmap.

What will you do?

  • Helping a team of 5-6 Engineers to succeed in delivering on Objectives
  • Making sure the team understands the impact of the work and owns them
  • Cooperating with the Product Manager on setting clear path to execute on Objectives
  • Partnering up with key stakeholders (from Product and other Engineering leaders) to make the team (and the company) successful
  • Communicate clearly with other engineering teams so that any dependencies are caught and addressed early
  • Participate in engineering activities (solution design, hands-on-code)
  • Be accountable for:
    • making sure that the technical solutions support short and long-term needs 
    • the team delivering against multiple technical scopes (and maintenance) as fast as possible
  • Take decisions that will balance technical perfection with delivery times
  • Understand when it’s necessary to pull in the entire team versus making a decision on-the-spot. Collaborate with the PM team to create options.
  • Continuously improving the way the team works (in terms of engineering practices and productivity)
    • Accountable for growth of individuals
      • Proven skills in coaching engineers to have more impact
      • Successful contribution to hiring and interview process


  • Strong technical background, including:
    • Working with scalable environments
    • Knowledge of: Python, Timeseries databases, API development
  • Great depth in engineering discipline itself that helps people drive improvement. Spans across system design, testing/releasing tactics etc.
    • Expected to have hands-on experience with testing, release, design, coding.
  • Experience with working with new systems and reworking old ones.
  • Experience with getting the delivery and operations live - including full e2e ownership.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience with leading a team of Engineers.
    • Proven experience of leading a team and having a positive impact on the growth of the individuals. 
    • Ability to guide and steer the agenda of the team on a daily, weekly basis towards delivering on goals.
  • Can grow talent
    • Has grown engineering talent to senior level before
    • Advanced skills in mentoring and coaching.
    • Able to interview for talent with various aspects and has experience working with sourcing and TA.


  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation buddy program)
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enabling you to focus
  • Regular internal events for employees (e.g. sports events, team-building events, parties, etc.)
  • A wide variety of best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Diversity & inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with ICEYE. We are looking forward to receiving your application in English as soon as possible.

We are making the impossible possible together!

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