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Spacecraft Avionics Engineer Cubesats

2018-04-18 12:25:04| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Terma The hightech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defence, nondefence and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, selfprotection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S. The Space Business Area contributes with missioncustomized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of inorbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions. Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and the UK. Job description For our customer, the European Space Agency ESA, we are seeking to recruit an experienced Spacecraft Avionics Engineer to work at ESAs ESTEC site in Noordwijk, in the Netherlands. Responsibilities You will be assigned to ESAESTECs Technology Demonstration Projects Section within the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management As part of the System team of Small Satellite or Cubesat projects such as ESAs PROBA series of satellites, you will be responsible for the activities related to System Avionics, System Software and System Communication from early definition phase through to implementation phase and launchoperations phase. Specifically Maintain interfaces with the relevant industrial Prime Contractors or subsystem responsibles industryresearch institute for the assigned projects. Support system and subsystem reviews of the assigned projects and adhoc support. Follow up on technical issues arising on the assigned projects and participate in risk reduction activities. Help defining operations and support the inorbit commissioning phase of the projects. This is a full time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The requested start of work is July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications Competencies The successful candidate shall have A Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or similar and a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional working experience. Background and knowledge in spacecraft system and mission design with high RD content. Expert knowledge of System Engineering and more specifically of avionics, software and communication subsystems through the complete lifecycle including mission designoperations, systems design AIV, subsystem technologiesproducts. Knowledge ofexperience in the practical application of tailored engineeringquality standards such as ECSS series to Small Satellite, InOrbit Demonstrator missions and CubeSat projects would be an asset. Knowledge of software engineering principles and onboard software. An ability to work independently and to establish good working relations is essential. What can Terma Offer? At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the bestinclass solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace. Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company. Great opportunities for training and personal development Challenges in advanced technical environment International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere An employment contract with an attractive package with extralegal benefits Highly competitive salary Support on relocation if applicable Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer. Additional information To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, please apply exclusively through our website httpwww.terma.comcareersjobs and upload a cover Letter explaining your background and expertise, as well as your earliest date of availability, and an uptodate Curriculum Vitae. Applications via other ways than this website will not be considered. For further information, please contact Mr. Simon Mills by telephone 31 6 2326 2398 or by email recruitment.nlterma.com. Closing date May 7th 2018 Please note the following Legal Security requirements Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU. Applicants are required to provide a copy of their IDpassport and degreehigher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority. A Certificate of Good Conduct or equivalent will be applied for at commencement of employment.

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Spacecraft Controller

2018-04-18 12:25:04| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Main responsibilities For our activities in EUMETSAT, we are currently looking for a Spacecraft Controller. The abovementioned position requires working a shift rota. The successful applicant will focus hisher activities on the following Operate on a 247 shift basis all or part of the mission control system, which includes parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment Assist in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations In case of ground or space segment anomaly take corrective action as necessary, applying the contingency emergency procedures approved for the mission to ensure spacecraft safety and the continuity of service provision to users Participate in other operationsrelated activities small system development, procedures development or maintenance etc. upon request of the Team Leader. Ideal candidate The successful candidates will bring a solid background in a technical or electronic environment, to the level of Senior Technician. Exservice personnel should have completed a service College apprenticeship in electronicstelecommunications, and possess a background in Avionics, Air Defence, Air Radar or Communications. Alternatively, the successful candidate should have a degree at least at B.Sc. level in a related subject such as Aerospace Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics etc. The key person for the abovementioned position is required to have experience working with computer systems and PC literacy. A formal qualification to ONC or HNC and Database knowledge would be an advantage. Additionally, the successful candidate should be adaptable, selfdisciplined and able to work in a calm and correct manner under conditions of stress and be able to fit in well within a small operations team. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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LEO EPS Spacecraft Operations Engineer

2018-04-17 20:22:58| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a Metop Spacecraft Operations Engineer You will be based at our clients headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities. Your Tasks Include The Key person shall work in the Operations and User Services Department as a member of the Metop Spacecraft Operations Team. The key person shall be assigned and trained to provide operations expertise and support to one or more platform subsystems and or payload instruments, depending on his or her experience and the overall team needs. The key person shall also participate in coordinating the satellite operations activities of other team members and external teams responsible for onboard software management, simulator support, mission control, mission planning, flight dynamics and ground stations. Furthermore, the key person shall support system and operations preparation activities for MetopC, for Metop Second Generation satellites and possibly also for Sentinel3 and Jason CS. The key person shall be required to support operations during normal working hours, as well as support the oncall operations engineer rota, such that safe and efficient operations are ensured by the Spacecraft Operations Team on a 247 basis. The tasks of the Key person will typically include Support to the routine operations of Metop A, B and preparing for MetopC, comprising Provision of operational expertise to one or more platform subsystems andor payload instruments Maintain the corresponding operations documentation and flight procedures, including the update and operational validation of procedures releases in a configuration controlled environment Perform trending and performance analysis on the corresponding subsystems and instruments, including definition and possibly prototyping of additional analysis checks where necessary Investigations into satellite anomalies. This may require a close cooperation with the Operations Support Entity in ESTEC and Industry Participation in the satellite oncall support rota Identification and support to implementation of system and process improvements concerning the Metop Spacecraft Operations Team responsibilities and interfaces. Support to the system and operations preparation of Metop Second Generation satellites Provide inputs and or review the definition of system and satellite operational concepts Review space to ground interface specifications and flight operations manuals Support the definition of tools and processes required to prepare for and operate the satellites. Support to the system and operations preparation of other LEO satellites Provide operations preparation support as required to the Sentinel3 and Jason CS developments. Your Profile In addition to having a University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have a demonstrated experience in one or more of the following Spacecraft monitor and control operations Spacecraft operations preparation engineering Low Earth Orbit spacecraft design or Assembly Integration and Test activities at system or subsystem level. Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key person to have experience with some of the following Inorbit operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites Experience in the operation or development of satellite ground segment facilities, in particular procedure development, monitor and control, mission planning, onboard software management, performance analysis, configuration management and simulator facilities. Specification of system and operational concepts, facility requirements Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures. Data analysis software packages such as MATLAB. File parsing languages such as PERL, AWK. Use of VBA for development of adhoc tools in MS Office applications. The candidate should be selfmotivated and able to work in an organised and efficient manner with minimum supervision. Strong data analysis, processing and synthesis skills are essential and an ability to recognise opportunities for improvements in areas of work and implement appropriate solutions is highly desirable. The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the key person must be able to work effectively in this language and have a knowledge of the other. Good communication skills would be also an advantage. REFERENCE 2074792 LOCATION Darmstadt, Germany CONTACT recruitmoltek.com CLOSING DATE 21st April 2018 MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies. For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to www.moltek.com

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Spacecraft Systems Engineer Senior

2018-04-16 19:23:58| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

OQ Technology Sarl is looking for a candidate for a Spacecraft Systems Engineer Senior role at its facility in Luxembourg to participate in building our first spacecraft. Location Luxembourg Start Date ASAP JobType FullTime Responsibilities You will be the main architect and project responsible of the space segment. You will support the CTO 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 developmentprocurement. You will work closely with the other engineers and external companies. Below is a summary of the typical tasks required for this post 1 Support system concept development, system architecture development, system and subsystem requirements development, systems analysis and trade studies, and systems modeling and simulation PDRCDR. 2 Identify requirements, participate in design activities, and lead assembly, integration, and test activities AIT. 3 Track mission and system configuration information such as mass properties, power, TTC, OBDH and performance data or writing complex specifications and interface control documents ICDIRD. 4 Produce and maintain system budgets power, volume, memory, mass etc. 5 Participate and oversee functional and environmental test campaigns by reviewing requirements, test specifications, planning, costing, risk assessment, test execution and verification control. 6 Project management, Project planning and test tracking. 7 Preparation of ESA management and technical documentation for project reviews. Requirements Mandatory Knowledge 1 Minimum of 5 years of experience with mechanical andor electrical design of small satellite systems in industry or academia title depends on seniority level. 2 Proven knowledge in spacecraft systems and subsystems design, and mission operations and be able to quickly develop subject matter expertise in a specific project. 3 M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering or a similar qualification from a recognized institution. 4 Knowledge of ECSS standards. 5 Proficiency in spoken and written English. 6 EU citizenship or residence permit. Desirable Knowledge 1 Proven handson experience in one or more of the following AOCS electronics design, electrical power systems, thermal analysis, or integration and testing of aerospace systems. 2 Knowledge of spacecraft operations and related ground systems preferred 3 Experience with CubeSat projects. 4 Demonstrated technical lead andor project management experience. 5 Selfstarter who works with a sense of urgency. 6 Ability to adapt to change in an entrepreneurial environment. 7 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 8 Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. 9 Orbital Mechanics. Tools Knowledge in these tools is advantageous Satellite Toolkit STK, MATLAB, NASTRAN, SysML, C or Python. Benefits OQ Technology is an innovative company and a front runner in the global race of building a global satellite constellation for InternetofThings communication. We work closely with the European Space Agency, government institutes, and our global customers. At our company you will have a great opportunity to overtake large responsibility to build and innovate from scratch. You will be at the center of decision making and will interface directly with industry and business professionals all around the world, an opportunity which is rarely offered in traditional corporates. Thanks to low income tax benefits in Luxembourg, we offer a very attractive and competitive compensation package for individuals and families. Luxembourg represents an attractive place for expats with a diverse international atmosphere. We offer a great opportunity for you to grow and develop and make your dreams come true. If you are looking for a challenge and looking for being part of new technology innovation in the world of satellite telecommunications, OQ Technology is the right place to be. Contact Please send your CV and any other documents supporting your application to contactoqtec.space

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NASAs New Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Launches on Monday

2018-04-13 23:04:06| Extremetech

The launch is currently scheduled for April 16 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The post NASA’s New Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Launches on Monday appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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