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
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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