Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Spacecraft Systems Engineer.

Spacecraft Systems Engineer



€70000 - €95000 per annum




Mechanical Design

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Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Join a small, innovative team in Luxembourg to design and build a debris-clearing spacecraft.

  • Key responsibilities:
    • Create, validate, and manage functional requirements
    • Define a system development and verification plan
    • Develop mission profile and vehicle concepts
    • Establish and update design baselines
    • Maintain various technical (mass, power, link, etc.) budgets
    • Conduct system-level technical analyses
    • Coordinate with supporting expert engineers
    • Cost estimate and determine technical schedule
    • Technical liaising with partner organizations
    • Prepare key deliverable items and report to stakeholders
    • Nurture a new spacecraft capability in the team

Essential characteristics:

  • Prior spacecraft early design experience
  • Prior mission definition experience
  • Operational knowledge of each other spacecraft design domains, including:
    • Structural & thermal
    • Propulsion
    • Attitude control
    • Power management
    • Data management & Communications
    • Ground infrastructure
  • A positive, driven, collaborative, and autonomous attitude
  • Experience in, or an enthusiasm to develop skill in, technical team management

Strongly valued characteristics:

  • Prior spacecraft full-lifecycle experience
  • Involvement in a previous spacecraft MAIT or LEOP campaign
  • Skill with trajectory planning tools (STK/GMAT, etc.)
  • Competence in concurrent design tools & methodologies
  • Deeper knowledge of spacecraft attitude control theory, modeling, and implementation
  • Deeper knowledge of monopropellant feed & propulsion systems
  • Experience with rendezvous, proximity, and berthing operations
  • Familiarity with the active debris removal problem & methods
  • Familiarity with spacecraft testing, qualification, and launcher requirements
  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards (GEVS, ECSS, etc.)

What we can offer in return:

  • The chance to join and lead the development of a new spacecraft class right from the start, with a focused and well-defined objective.
  • This mission would bring human benefits by supporting the sustainable use of space.
  • You would take on a critical role in a new, revenue-generating company, with a mandate to focus on technical design and implementation on a fast-paced development schedule with an objective to fly within three years.
  • The role has a large degree of engineering freedom, with minimized technical constraints.
  • We give our team a flexible work environment that enables you to work in the way that suits you best.
  • The position is in Luxembourg, a beautiful, cosmopolitan, and welcoming country at the heart of Europe.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced spacecraft systems engineer with a passion for making a difference in the world, we encourage you to apply!

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Danny Arnold

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