Aerospace Software Modelling Engineer at Open Cosmos - SpaceCareers.uk

Aerospace Software Modelling Engineer

Open Cosmos Direct Entry Permanent Harwell, UK

Job Description

Description of the position

The successful candidate will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be in charge of designing, building and validating software models of Open Cosmos’ flight and ground systems for a satellite simulation and control platform.

She/he will be involved in a fast design-test-iterate cycle that characterises Open Cosmos’ work.

  • Design, develop and test software models of spacecraft systems
  • Design algorithms for orbit dynamics simulation, satellite constellation and network modelling.
  • Create automation software tools for satellite functional testing
  • Create automation tools to use experimental data to validate and improve the models
  • Design of automatic satellite control routines
  • Contribute to flight software architecture design and implementation and validation
  • Work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Work independently and under pressure
  • Take initiative and work in a self-driven manner
  • Embrace challenge and work outside of the comfort zone
  • Commit to fulfil customer requirements and expectations

Person Specification

  • Experience in satellite/space systems engineering
  • Experience in aerospace flight dynamics
  • Experience in software model design and validation
  • Experience in Java and C programming languages
  • Git
  • Quick learner
  • Interest to work in the space industry in a startup environment

Nice-to-haves: 

Agile methods experience (Agile, Scrum, …)
Knowledge of languages other than English
International experience

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