Space Systems Engineer

At Alén Space, we are looking for you to support us, with vision and passion, to develop space missions, helping companies and institutions to deploy their business in space, designing, manufacturing, and operating small satellites.

A team always ready to help you, and we offer flexibility of schedules, the possibility of teleworking and team-building activities and you will find the cocktail that makes Alén Space the perfect place to enjoy and develop as a professional.

Our deal contents some requirements for candidates:

  • We offer a full-time contract.
  • Location: Vigo area (Spain).
  • Starting date: Immediate.

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About the Role

The candidate will work in different nanosatellite missions within the System and AIV Engineering Area of the company. This area is responsible for carrying out all the tasks related to the extraction of requirements from the users and the transformation of them into a final product, mission analysis and design of space systems as well as their integration and final verification, including all the needed tests. The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Analysis of the necessities of the users/customers and the elaboration of several mission concepts that match their requirements.
  • Elaboration of mission and technical specifications.
  • Orbital and mission analysis.
  • Elaboration of mission analysis tools.
  • Design and definition of architectures for the space systems that will enable the implementation of the previously proposed mission concepts.
  • Analysis of the performance of the system in terms of power, communications capabilities, mass, etc.
  • Selection of the physical components that will implement the selected architecture.
  • Manage internal and external interfaces with all the elements of the mission.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering with some system engineering background.

The required experience and skills are:

  • The applicant must be fluent in English.
  • Two years of experience in space missions.
  • Knowledge of System Engineering discipline and ECSS standards.
  • Knowledge of technical software tools such as: STK, GMAT, ESATAN, SPENVIS, Matlab/Simulink, Octave, Solid Works, Python…

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Hands-on experience in nanosatellite missions.
  • Knowledge of certain tools for model / testing development: embedded C, C++, Java, Bash.
  • Knowledge of CCSDS standards.
  • Project Management courses or certifications.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner, while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational, and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.

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