Mission Systems Engineer

Mission Systems Engineer - Darmstadt, Germany

Thorn SDS, a leading player in space operations, is seeking an experienced Mission Systems Engineer to join our team based in Darmstadt, Germany

Mission Systems Engineer      

Darmstadt, Germany

Salary Negotiable

Overview of Role

Thorn SDS, a leading player in space operations, is seeking an experienced Mission  Systems Engineer

As we gear up for the launch of 7 new satellites and the commissioning of 4 ground stations in the next 4 years, we are looking for individuals with a passion for space systems with LowEarth Orbiting satellite experience.

If you thrive in an environment that is anything but ordinary, we invite you to be part of our exciting journey.

The languages of the workplace are English and French. The working language on this Mission is English so you must be able to communicate effectively, in a fast paced, highly technical environment.

To Join Us You Will Need:

  • Experience in the area of System Engineering on space projects
  • Knowledge of requirement management process and tools, e.g. DOORS
  • Knowledge of processes implementation based on standards, in particular knowledge of
  • ECSS and CCSDS standards.
  • Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures.

Furthermore, it would be highly desirable for the team to have experience with or knowledge of some of the following:

  • Experience with LowEarth Orbiting satellites.
  • Experience in the area of RF engineering and verification on space to ground links.
  • Experience in the area of mission control systems, operations or on ground processors.
  • Knowledge of model-based system engineering methodology and tools (e.g. Enterprise Architect.
  • Involvement in development of new space systems (phase A/B)
  • Experience on conduction of IVV activities, and test tools at system or subsegment level

If you are passionate about space operations, have a solid background in system engineering, and thrive in a fast-paced, highly technical environment, we invite you to join Thorn SDS on this exciting mission.

To apply please upload your CV below and press Submit. 

For more information, please contact us:

Email: recruitment@thornsds.co.uk or  

Tel: 01420 540240 / 07355 676597


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