Satellite Systems Engineer

AAC Clyde Space

Direct Entry Job Permanent Uppsala, Sweden

Uploaded 8 Nov 2020

Job Description

The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.

A Satellite Systems Engineer is required to support an increased customer demand and growing order book. This is a full-time role based in Uppsala for an experienced engineer who can work to deliver our next range of nanosatellite projects.


  • Mission concept design & trade studies
  • Perform role of technical lead for new spacecraft missions, co-ordinating inputs from other engineering disciplines
  • Communicate regular technical updates to the customer(s)
  • Control interfaces within the spacecraft platform and with customer payloads
  • Requirements and verification management
  • Define concept of operations to control and operate the Spacecraft systems.
  • Support assembly, integration and test, during integration of spacecraft, to ensure requirements are met and any non-conformances are assessed
  • Support Operations team during the commissioning of Spacecraft in-flight
  • Support Business Development team with technical input to proposals

Person Specification

  • MSc or higher degree in engineering, science, or maths
  • Solid experience working as a system engineer within the space industry (note: experience of other disciplines within the space industry will also be considered)
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally with customers to elicit requirements and manage expectations
  • The ability to work to meet tight deadlines and progress several different projects in parallel
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage time, work within a team and work autonomously when required
  • Experience working within the space industry


  • Experience working as a satellite system engineer within the space industry
  • Previous experience working specifically with CubeSats
  • A knowledge or awareness of ESA ECSS standards (or equivalent international standards relevant to Space engineering)
  • Experience with 1 or more of the software items below:
  • Requirements management tools, i.e. IBM DOORS or similar
  • CAD software, ie. SolidWorks
  • Numerical computing environments, i.e. MATLAB, Python
  • Orbital simulation tools, i.e. STK