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Thermal Systems 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 fulfil 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 Open Cosmos’ systems team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be responsible to lead and manage the thermal analysis and engineering aspects of Open Cosmos space missions. The candidate is expected to be involved in the whole cycle of a mission from concept, to tests, V&V, to orbital operations support and telemetry analysis.

Tasks and responsibilities  
Coordinate different technical teams to deliver a consistent technical solution.

Have input into requirements and verification plans.

Perform thermal analysis and required tests at system and subsystem level.

Propose improvements to increase the performance of Open Cosmos satellites.

Define key orbital operational parameters and analyse their data.

Support bid work, sales team, mission and operations teams, customer support or any other teams within the company with technical information and documentation related to thermal engineering.

Maintain systems level documentation.

Work independently and under pressure.

Embrace challenge and work outside of the comfort zone

Commit to fulfill customer requirements and expectations

Take initiative and work in a self-driven manner.

Skills, attitude and experience  
Proven experience in satellite thermal engineering. To have seen full cycle of a space mission, from conception to end of life

Have seen full life cycle missions

Have experience with Maya, ESATAN or similar

Have experience in leading and executing thermal balance tests

Have good knowledge of the subsystems involved in a satellite: power system, on board computer, AOCS, comms, propulsion, mechanical.

Have good knowledge of AIT processes

Attention to detail

Honesty, openness and self aware

Proactiveness

Quick to learn and coach others

Nice to have  
Experience in project management

Experience in systems engineering

Experience managing communication with suppliers

Technical experience in specific subsystems

Hands on experience on AIT

Experience in QA/PA

Systems experience in ESA missions

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=5

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to LinkedIn and your work (eg. GitHub, C++, ) .

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media
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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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