Control Engineer (M/F)

Company Details

Gama offers access to deep space using low-cost, reliable and scalable solar sails. While chemical and electric propulsion are complex and limited in range, solar sails fulfils the dream of free and continuous acceleration using the Sun’s energy.

Founded in 2020, backed by well known entrepreneurs, and collaborating closely with the French Space Agency (CNES), the team is moving fast for a first launch with SpaceX in 2022 to demonstrate our technology.

Our team is the secret to our success. We are proud to be working with inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, ambitious and looking for the challenge to transform an industry.

Do you think this could be you? To pursue our ambitious vision, we are looking for a Control Engineer (m/f), to join our Guidance, Navigation and Control team, to work on the control systems for our upcoming deep space missions.

Your mission will be to:

  • Develop solar sail control systems, including sensors sizing and signal processing, control algorithm design and verification, and actuator sizing
  • Contribute to the maintenance, development and validation of tools used to conceive and establish sail and spacecraft control
  • Maintain and update flight control algorithms as flight heritage is developed

You come with:

  • Experience of aerospace control systems
  • Excellent skills in physical systems modelling and controller design (linear, non-linear, stability analysis)
  • Good understanding of Matlab/Simulink, Julia and/or Python
  • Strong analytical skills, a proactive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and unbounded curiosity
  • English fluency – further languages welcome

These are an advantage:

  • Experience with Maple software suite
  • Familiarity with solar sail systems and control constraints
  • Familiarity with spacecraft operations and mission control systems

We offer:

  • The opportunity to shape the space industry, and be at the cutting edge of space exploration
  • A steep personal development path, learning from and working with the Gama teams
  • Contributing to systems engineering decisions for our space missions
  • A highly talented, dynamic and international team
  • Entrepreneurial experience in a privately financed New Space company

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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