System Engineer

Cosmic Futures
Wytham, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and "hands-on" Systems Engineer to join one of our Space partners. Are you passionate about space exploration and have experience designing or building systems for the harsh space environment? If so then this is an exciting opportunity for you.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Preparing technical documentation including, design specifications, test procedures and engineering change notices
  • Deriving and managing requirements
  • Designing and troubleshooting hardware and software for space missions
  • Preparing proposals in order to generate new business.
  • Providing a technical interface to customers and subcontractors
  • Producing system budgets (link budget, mass budget, etc.)
  • Manufacture, assembly, integration and test
  • Working with a dynamic team to produce innovative solutions

Required Attributes:
  • Enthusiastic about space exploration
  • Experience designing, manufacturing or testing hardware for the space environment
  • Keen to solve complex challenges in a small team
  • University degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Experience with ECSS standards

Skills Considered an Asset:
  • Familiarity with optical instrumentation
  • Software: DOORS/Matlab/Python/C or C++
  • CAD (Pro E, SolidWorks, and/or CATIA)
  • Familiarity with formal configuration control methods
  • Structural and thermal analysis
  • Radiation analysis
  • Experience with environmental testing
  • Hands-on Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing and Quality Assurance
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