Senior Online Optimization Methods Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Posted 4 months ago
  • Good level of English, spoken and written. Availability to travel and spend time collocated in different DEIMOS branches.

Company Details

Deimos Space was created in 2001 with the goal of delivering high-tech systems and engineering solutions in the aerospace field. The company currently employs more than 200 engineers, and has become one of the key players in the European space sector.


DEIMOS is selecting one senior engineer to be integrated in the GNC/AOCS Competence Centre of the Flight Systems Business Unit, to support new growth areas in Online Optimization, including, but not limited to, Model Predictive Control (MPC).

The work of the GNC/AOCS Competence Centre is oriented to the design, development, specification, and validation of GNC and AOCS systems for a broad range of aerospace and aeronautical platforms.

As a matter of reference, DEIMOS’ activities cover:

  • Satellite formation flying, rendezvous, and active debris removal (ADR)
  • Entry, descent, and landing on planets (Earth, Mars) & natural satellites
  • Launch vehicles
  • Planetary exploration and observation
  • Interplanetary Navigation
  • Unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs, UGVs)

Main Duties:

The following types of responsibilities are envisioned:

  • Development of online optimization methods to be implemented as part of the GNC/AOCS sub-system for aeronautical and aerospace vehicles (e.g. UAV, satellite rendezvous, active debris removal, launch vehicles, re-entry vehicles)
  • Design, implementation, specification, and validation of online optimization solutions
  • Development of efficient online optimization engineering tools



A recognized engineering degree (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic) or a related degree (e.g. Physics)


Postgraduate studies (MSc or PhD) with a focus on aeronautical / aerospace engineering and providing a solid background in at least two of the following:

  • Online optimization techniques
  • Model Predictive Control (MPC)
  • Fast methods for MPC implementation
  • Guaranteed state estimation techniques
  • Online Guidance methods
  • Multivariable robust control techniques

Professional Experience:


  • Engineer with at least 3 years of experience in the practical application of the domains relevant to the post (relevant MSc & PhD studies would also be considered)

The position will be tailored to the level of experience and additional industrial experience would be viewed very positively.

Technical Requirements:


The following capabilities are required for the post:

  • Solid theoretical background in online optimization
  • Practical experience in aeronautical/aerospace GNC/AOCS solutions (experience in ESA/European programmes is welcome)
  • Good programming skills
  • Experience with Matlab MPC toolbox or equivalent tools

Language Skills:

  • Good level of English, spoken and written

Personal Skills:

  • Capability to integrate in and work within a team
  • Self-initiative
  • Autonomy and self-development
  • Responsibility towards the customer and colleagues
  • Availability to travel and spend time collocated in different DEIMOS branches
  • Team leader (if experience above 4-5 years)


Tagged as: online optimization, model predictive control, gnc/aocs solutions, matlab mpc, programming skills, state estimation techniques, online guidance methods

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