Optomechanical Engineer


Intelligence from space, anywhere.

Job opening:
Optomechanical Engineer

Wyvern is making something big. Our vision is to provide actionable intelligence from space, anywhere in the solar system. To achieve this we need to entirely reimagine how satellite Earth observation is done.

We’re a rapidly growing space company in Western Canada, powered by humans who are passionate about space and dedicated to excellence. If you’re excited by the prospect of creating a step increase in the capability of space-based cameras, we want you on our team.

What Wyvern expects from you

  • You can explain technical concepts about your work to non-technical people and keep them engaged as you explain.
  • You have experience with optical systems & know how to make design decisions based on optical tolerance requirements.
  • You have experience in thermal modelling & analysis as well as CAD design, preferably in SolidWorks.
  • You have experience developing hardware for space, vacuum and/or similar harsh environments as well as environmental testing experience (e.g. TVAC).
  • If you’re a recent graduate, you were involved in extracurricular team projects that challenged your technical skills (ex. hackathons, robotics club, etc.).
  • Ideally you have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Applied Science or equivalent.

What to expect from Wyvern

  • We have a startup culture. Working hours are flexible.
  • Some in-person work in our Edmonton lab will be required.
  • We give ample vacation time, a health benefits package, and stock options.
  • We’re small but rapidly growing. The systems you craft will be foundational to Wyvern’s success and you will get the unique opportunity to grow with the company.
  • This is a full-time, permanent position based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Last update: 2021-07-13
This is not an official job offer. Terms in this description are subject to change.

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@wyvern.space

David Miller

Mechanical Design Engineer

David has 5 years of experience with complex mechanical design and prototyping. He earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering for designing Stirling engines for Alberta’s geothermal industry. David is always striving to learn more and share his experience by teaching and mentoring in mechanical design and manufacturing. After work, David is in the woods or woodworking.

Chris Stewart

Data Engineer and Data Scientist

Industrial Engineer with a Masters in Clinical Engineering where he worked on data from smart distributed medical devices. Chris has experience spanning the Aerospace, Manufacturing & Healthcare fields and loves diving into all things data. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and the outdoors.

Adam Keith

Strategy and Business Development

Adam Keith brings over 20 years experience in the downstream Earth observation business, working with government, industry and the investment community along the value-chain.

Brandon Hodge

Mechanical Engineering - Co-op Student

Currently completing a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. 2 years of experience with mechanical design and systems engineering with the student group AlbertaSat. Passionate about the space industry and excited to continue my career.  Likes throwing myself off high things while strapped to a snowboard.

Ian Splinter

Product Development Manager

Prior to joining Wyvern, Ian Splinter was the CEO of Cocoaburra Chocolates, a company he co-founded that specialized in producing fully custom 3D chocolates. In his free time, he is an avid rock climber and wood carver.

Taryn Haluza-Delay

Satellite Systems Lead

BSc. in Engineering Physics. 4 years as a Systems Engineer with the student group AlbertaSat. Rock climbs and plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee when not designing space hardware.

Vincent Sauer

R&D Scientist

Dr. Vincent Sauer received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has over 10 years experience in the fields of optics, nanophotonics, and nano-electromechanical systems. He likes to run, and as a result has an unhealthy knowledge about running shoes.

Christine Tovee


Christine Tovee has over 15 years in the aerospace and defence sectors both in Europe and North America. Her experience spans engineering management as well as research and development projects and at Airbus Group, she held the position of Chief Technology Officer for the North American division.

Kurtis Broda

VP Product and Co-Founder

Kurtis Broda is VP Product and co-founder of Wyvern. Previously, he was a systems engineer at General Dynamics. Kurtis holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering where developed a new way of measuring compounds that influence global climate change.

Callie Lissinna

COO and Co-Founder

Nearly 6 years of experience working on four different satellites at the University of Alberta. People-oriented; background in mechanical engineering and math. In the evenings she teaches jazz and ballet classes for competitive dancers.

Kristen Cote

VP R&D and Co-Founder

Kristen has 7+ years of experience with conceptualization, detailed design, and characterization of optical payloads for space, ranging from laser-based spectroscopy for planetary science, to imaging cameras for Earth observation, to optical atomic clocks for space-based gravitational wave detection. At Wyvern she oversees the development of our in-lab deployable optics prototype. At the same time she is working towards her PhD in physics at the University of Toronto as a Vanier Scholar. 

Chris Robson


Captains the [space] ship. MSc in orbital design and analysis, former AlbertaSat Project Manager, an expert in all things mechanical.