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Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Location: Luxembourg

Start Date ASAP

Job-Type: 6-month fixed term contract (rolling), full-time hours

Paratus People are on the lookout for a Spacecraft Systems Engineer role for a very exciting IoT communication company based in Luxembourg. The role will be based at their facility in Luxembourg, where you will participate in building spacecraft.

Or client is currently designing a global satellite constellation for ‘Internet of Things’ communication, so that they can provide connectivity anywhere and everywhere, particularly in remote areas. They primarily serve the oil and gas, maritime, Industry 4.0 and transport sector.

You will be the main architect and project responsible of the space segment. You will support the team by performing systems engineering analyses and oversee the development of a full spacecraft. You will be the designer of the space mission and will coordinate and lead the space segment development/procurement. You will work closely with the other engineers and external companies. You will lead the assembly integration and test process with the satellite manufacturer.

Below is a summary of the typical tasks required for this post:

  • Support system concept development, system architecture development, system and subsystem requirements development, systems analysis and trade studies, and systems modeling and simulation (PDR/CDR/Phase E).
  • Identify requirements, participate in design activities, and lead assembly, integration, and test activities (AIT).
  • Track mission and system configuration information (such as mass properties, power, TT&C, OBDH and performance data) or writing complex specifications and interface control documents (ICD/IRD).
  • Produce and maintain system budgets (power, volume, memory, mass … etc).
  • Participate and oversee functional and environmental test campaigns by reviewing requirements, test specifications, planning, costing, risk assessment, test execution and verification control.
  • Project management, Project planning and test tracking.
  • Preparation of ESA management and technical documentation for project reviews

Mandatory Knowledge:

  • Experience with mechanical and/or electrical design AIT/AIV process of small satellite systems in industry or academia
  • Proven hands-on experience in one or more of the following: AOCS electronics design, electrical power systems, thermal analysis, or integration and testing of aerospace systems.
  • Proven knowledge in spacecraft systems and subsystems design, and mission operations and be able to quickly develop subject matter expertise in a specific project.
  • Sc. in Aerospace Engineering or a similar qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Knowledge of ECSS standards.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • EU citizenship or residence permit.

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of spacecraft operations and related ground systems preferred
  • Experience with CubeSat projects.
  • Demonstrated technical lead and/or project management experience.
  • Self-starter who works with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to adapt to change in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • Orbital Mechanics.


  • Knowledge in these tools is advantageous: Satellite Toolkit STK, MATLAB, NASTRAN, SysML, C++ or Python.

If you are interested in the Spacecraft Systems Engineer position described above, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alice Lovatt or apply to the vacancy now.

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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH4949_1606383210
Rate From: £0.00
Rate To: £0.00
Job Industries: IoT Jobs
Job Locations: Luxembourg
Job Types: Contract
Alice Lovatt
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