Mission Control Software Development Internship

Open Cosmos

Internship 6 months Harwell, UK

Uploaded 12 May 2019

Job Description

This opportunity is for a 6-month internship, ideal for an engineering student looking for early experience of the aerospace sector. We are open to consider a full staff position following this internship. This is an exciting opportunity for you as an engineer to get familiar with both technical and commercial aspects of the space sector in a fast-growing start-up.

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK). You will participate primarily in the mission operations activities of the company, as well as supporting the software function.

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • Lead the definition and construction of the software’s GUI using iterative cycles.
  • Produce wireframe designs
  • Develop code according to the Open Cosmos standards of quality
  • Lead all beeApp OPS front-end demonstrations at the end of each iteration cycle


  • Paid Internship   
  • Work with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry    
  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses    
  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays annually    
  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment    
  • Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together    
  • Free pantry at the office stocked with fresh fruit, healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets    
  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

How to apply  

Visit the career section of our website here: https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25   

 Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to your work. (eg. GitHub, C++, )  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Person Specification

Skills, attitude and experience  

  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics/Maths or similar.
  • Hands-on experience with Angular 2 or higher versions,
  • Hands-on experience with CSS3, HTML5, Typescript, JavaScript
  • Hands-on experience with communications protocols used across web-based software infrastructures such as Websocket, REST HTTPS APIs, etc
  • Quick learner with curiosity, creativity, teamwork skills and open to new challenges.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English.

Nice to have  

  • Knowledge on UX and UI
  • Good communication & soft skills.
  • Experience or knowledge in any of these technologies would be an asset: OAuth2 and JWT, Adobe Photoshop