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company_seo_logo Associate Mission and Payload Engineer

Work location:

Italy, Lombardy, Fino Mornasco

Sector:

Aerospace industry

Role:

Engineering

Date of last update: 05/02/2024
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D-Orbit is a market leader in the space logistics and transportation services industry with a track record of space-proven technologies and successful missions. Committed to helping companies profitably and sustainably maximize the opportunities to do business in space today and into the future, the company has developed proprietary space logistics technology and transportation solutions that will accelerate the growth and development of a trillion-dollar space economy, including human expansion into space.

 

ION Satellite Carrier, the company's core technology, is a space vehicle that can transport satellites in orbit and release them individually into distinct orbital slots; ION can also accommodate multiple third-party payloads like innovative technologies developed by startups, experiments from research entities, and instruments from traditional space companies requiring a test in orbit.

 

D-Orbit has offices in Italy, Portugal, UK, and the US; its commitment to pursuing business models that are profitable, friendly for the environment, and socially beneficial, led to D-Orbit becoming the first certified B-Corp space company in the world.

 

FLEET is the D-Orbit branch in charge for managing the ION Satellite Carrier missions. As the amount of flights is continuously increasing, the number of customers interested in D-Orbit services is exponentially growing up. For this reason, D-Orbit is hiring a Mission & Payload System Engineer in the FLEET team.

 

As part of the Mission & Payload System Engineering team you will be involved in the configuration and customization of already flight-qualified platforms providing safe and simple access to space to microsatellites, nanosatellites and hosted payloads. Guided by a customer-oriented approach, you will be responsible for designing the optimal way to integrate customer needs on the existing platforms. 

 

Your personal contribution will be fundamental to accomplish the mission from the early customer acquisition phase to physical payload integration on the system you designed. Your main goals will be

  • support on-boarding process of customer payloads
  • design customized interfaces
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Support technical discussions with customers
  • Capturing and managing of payload requirements
  • Evaluation of payloads technical compatibilities
  • Support payloads budgeting
  • Define payload interfaces design
  • Support customer in reviewing deliveries to launch providers
  • Support customer in reviewing deliveries to mission team
  • Interface with and support AIV team and related activities
Professional experience
  • <2 year of experience in spacecraft systems design related activities
Job requirements
  • Understanding of System Engineering principles and system-level knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems
  • Knowledge of spacecraft subsystems architecture
  • Experience with a CubeSat design or mission
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in group
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Nice-to-have skills
  • Customer-oriented philosophy
  • Strong interest in space and space applications.
  • Experience with a CubeSat design or mission
  • Experience in modeling and analysis in a dedicated thermal software for thermal analysis on electric and mechanical components (Thermica is a plus)
  • Knowledge of Phyton
Education
  • University degree preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering or Electronic Engineering
Language
  • This role requires professional proficiency in English
  • Italian is a plus

 

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Type of contract:Permanent job
Career level:Employee

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