Spacecraft System Engineer – VC Backed Space Tech – 17142 Ref: 17142

£40,000 - £60,000

Do you want to help develop a groundbreaking technology that nobody else has created before?
Be part of the team and work on a lead space mission for the world's first VLEO satellite!

Role Info:

Mission System Engineer
£40,000 – £60,000
Product / Service: We developed the world's first and only air-breathing satellite propulsion; Currently working with global leaders of the Earth Observation market.

The Mission System Engineer Role:

We are looking for a Mission system Engineer with good knowledge or awareness of orbit analysis, constellation configurations, RF link analysis, system budgets, operations, ground segment, space environment and satellite mechanical and electrical architectures.

The Mission System Engineer Responsibilities:

+ System engineer/technical lead on NewOrbit missions
+ Generating new mission concepts, system performance modelling
+ Development of mission and spacecraft designs
+ Leading related R&D activities and carrying out R&D studies and developments

About You:

+ Experience as a technical lead on a space mission project
+ Proven experienced spacecraft Systems Engineer
+ Experience of designing space missions starting from end-user requirements (ideally cradle to grave)
+ Experience of designing and analysing space and ground segments to the sub-system level
+ Ideally with experience of downstream spacecraft level testing

Additional skills:

+ Excellent knowledge of STK and Matlab or equivalent analysis tools
+ Good knowledge of a wide range of satellite applications, e.g. Earth observation, communications, science etc
+ Knowledge of FMECAs and FDIR design, environmental testing (eg vibration and thermal vacuum tests)

Additionally, as an early-stage start-up, we need you to help grow our company with us – participate in the day-to-day operation and develop an R&D roadmap that you will execute as a part of our team.

Why us?

Be a part of something bigger!

Your work will leave a footprint on society. We create the solutions that help society to make positive change, and you will be behind the technologies that make it happen.


You will work in a supportive and challenging environment that will allow you to grow every step of the way.
We are all engineers at heart, and we are sure you will love working alongside us. As one of the first employees, you will have access to rapid career growth.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team.

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Mission design engineer, Mission system engineer, Mission Analysis and Flight Dynamics Engineer

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