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company_seo_logo Junior Systems Engineer (UK-based)

Work location:

United Kingdom, England, Didcot


Aerospace industry



Date: 15/09/2023

Job description

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Are you ready to take your career to new heights? At D-Orbit, we're pioneering the future of space logistics and transportation. Established in 2011, our company is leading the way in helping businesses profitably and sustainably unlock the full potential of the final frontier. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of highly skilled individuals, all driven by a shared passion for innovation and excellence. Join us in our global mission to push the boundaries of what's possible and take your ambition to new heights. Apply now and join us in shaping the future of space.


D-Orbit is hiring a junior system engineer to join our growing system engineering team. As an integral part of the group, you will be involved in both the customization of already flight-qualified platforms, such as the ION Satellite Carrier Vehicle, and the design of new advanced missions. Your ultimate objective as a system engineer is to ensure your system, the spacecraft, will fly safely to orbit, deliver the services required by mission objectives and eventually successfully accomplish its disposal.


You will work together with other system engineers, following the full design and development cycle of the system product, starting from the preliminary design and the requirements capture, preliminary system architecture and detailed system/subsystem design, analysis and trade-off, definition of the verification campaign, test plan and procedures, execution of the tests on first prototypes and final requirements compliance assessment. You will interface with the procurement team for scouting new technologies and support in the procurement process of flight parts, with the PM team for periodic reporting, planning and management, with the manufacturing team and the AIV team for the definition of the test plan, procedures, and setup, and with the flight ops team to support the definition of the operational plan and procedures of the maiden on-orbit mission.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute and monitor the development of system architecture and subsystems design;
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team of specialists on the system and s/s design;
  • System and subsystems budgeting;
  • Support to stakeholder/mission/project requirements capturing & management;
  • Interface with and support AIV team and related activities;
  • Interface with manufacturing;
  • Support the system test plan, procedures, and setup definition;
  • Authoring of Technical Documents


Professional Experience:

·       We are interested in speaking to people with basic experience in spacecraft systems design, with up to 1 year of work experience


Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of System Engineering principles and system-level knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems;
  • Knowledge of data busses architectures;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team;
  • Experience in the use of Matlab and Python;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.


Nice-to-Have Skills:

  • Knowledge of Mission analysis tool (GMAT/orekit);
  • Working experience in space transportation and servicing applications;
  • DOORS / Jama requirements experience;
  • Knowledge of Linux.



  • University degree (Masters) preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering.



  • This role requires professional proficiency in English. 


At D-Orbit, diversity and inclusivity are not just values, they are integral to our mission and the way we operate. We are committed to fostering an environment where all individuals are respected, valued, and celebrated for their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, but it also leads to better decision-making, innovation, and overall success.


We actively strive to build a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and where all voices are heard and valued. We are dedicated to creating a workplace where everyone feels safe, supported, and empowered to share their ideas, and where everyone is given equal opportunities to grow and excel. We believe that our differences make us stronger, and we will continue to work diligently to create an inclusive culture at D-Orbit that reflects this belief.

More details

Will manage other people:No
Type of contract:Permanent job
Career level:Entry level
Education level:Master's degree

Skills required

  • System Engineering principles and system-level knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems;
  • data busses architectures;
  • analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team;
  • Matlab
  • Python;
  • Microsoft Excel.


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