Junior Space Analyst

Meta Mission Data

Direct Entry Job Permanent Lincoln, UK

Uploaded 9 Mar 2022

Job Description

The Opportunity

Meta Mission Data is looking for a talented and enthusiastic team member to undertake analysis and assessment of space systems for our customers. This will be facilitated through our in-house software tools and databases, as well as standard industry applications such as STK and GMAT and the development of ad-hoc software, primarily in Python. The role will suit recent STEM graduates and postgraduates, or those with relevant industry experience of space systems engineering who wish to apply their abilities in a technical analysis and systems assessment environment. 

You will conduct analysis to assess the performance and capability of space systems; solve complex problems using scientific methods; apply physical & mathematical principles and employ advanced modelling & simulation techniques. You will be working in an environment where both the complexity and capabilities of the threats are continually & rapidly evolving throughout the world. 

The role within MMD will provide ample development opportunities within Meta’s wider business portfolio, including some Technical Project Management. 

Person Specification

Domain Knowledge:

You will have a detailed understanding of the space environment and its use as an operational domain. You will also have a good knowledge of orbital payloads, space-related systems and how they operate and integrate into global networks, as well as some astrodynamics knowledge related to Space situational awareness. 


A good understanding of scientific methods and their use through the application of fundamental physical principles.

A degree in a STEM subject and strong numerical and analytical skills, with the ability to apply these to real world problems in the space domain.

A good understanding of space technologies, such as orbital dynamics, spacecraft subsystems, space domain awareness and sensor/subsystem design & operation. 

Good interpersonal skills to facilitate effective collaboration within an inter-disciplinary team.

Ability to problem solve and self-steer work to deadlines as necessary, sometimes at short notice.

Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with audiences of differing technical backgrounds and seniority. 

You will have, or be able to obtain, UK national security clearances appropriate for sensitive assessment work.



Experience of Python and Matlab would be beneficial, as would some software development experience. 


  • UK National