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Satellite Assembly Integration and Test Engineer

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Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfill our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position
You will be joining the Open Cosmos Programmes AIT team. You will be responsible for developing software and hardware solutions to automate our satellite production processes. You will also take part in test planning, procedures description and optimisation of our processes.

Tasks and responsibilities
Architect, design and implementation of hardware and software solutions for

automated test, acceptance and qualification of satellite systems.

Plan and implement test strategies.

Creation and execution of tests on demand from analysis, requirements and

existing procedures.

Generation of testing documentation.

Debug issues found during production on satellite systems.

To provide design feedback according to testing results.

Development of software tools to automate production processes.

Automation of test equipment.

Skills, Attitude and experience
Strong hands-on skills

Understanding of systems engineering process and importance of verification

Hardware and software development

Attention to detail

Lean/Bootstrap mentality

Honesty, openness and self awareness


Quick to learn and coach others

Interest in space industry.

Simple is better mentality.

Capability to produce clear and concise assembly integration and test procedures.

Nice to Have
Experience developing electronics systems.

Previous experience in the space industry.

Previous experience working with thermal chambers, vibration table, vacuum chambers, or anechoic chambers.

Previous experience in high quality industries such aviation, motorsport or defence.

Knowledge of Python, LabVIEW or other test automation techniques & tools

Experience of design and implementation of automated test systems

Experience creating tests for a wide range of electronic and electromechanical devices

Previous experience with RF systems and test equipment.

Knowledge of statistical data analysis

Linux shell scripting

Altium Designer

Electronics hobbyist with raspberry pi, arduino or any other project of that nature.

You will enjoy
Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays

Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together

Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office

Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

Annual Company Retreat

Remote working as per company policy

Working from home as per company policy

Annual Salary Review

How to apply
Visit the career section of our website here: https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=19

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to your work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media
Our Website - https://open-cosmos.com/media/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/open.cosmos.space/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-cosmos/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/open_cosmos


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