Propulsion Systems Engineer

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Leading manufacturer and supplier of cubesat & small satellite

GomSpace is looking to expand the Propulsion team in Uppsala, Sweden, with a Propulsion Systems Engineer. You will have the opportunity to become part of an internationally oriented and dedicated team aiming at providing exceptional propulsion solutions for nanosatellites to customers on the global market. Our heritage is cold gas propulsion solutions and now we are adding other technologies, mainly electric propulsion, to our suite of propulsion solutions.

If you find yourself excited about CubeSat technology, building real space systems and being a technical anchor point for the propulsion system design and integration into nanosatellite systems, then you should apply for this position.

The Job Incluces the Following Set of Tasks:

  • Design and development of propulsion system architecture and technical solutions from initial requirements to qualified products
  • Development of novel micro-thruster concepts from initial requirements to qualified components
  • Participate in propulsion system integration and testing in a clean room environment, including preparation/verification of test setups
  • Be a technical contact point between different disciplines involved in propulsion system development: mechanics, performance analysis, software, electronics, manufacturing
  • Prepare documentation according to applied space engineering standards

We expect the Employee to have several or all of the Following Qualifications:

  • Relevant technical education to at least a master’s degree
  • An understanding of the underlying physics of in-space cold gas propulsion systems
  • An understanding of in-space propulsion system requirements, development, verification and product qualification activities
  • Work experience (3+ years preferred) in micro-structures and/or space propulsion systems development
  • Practical experience from work in a cleanroom environment
  • Fluent in English on a professional level
  • Quality awareness – understanding the importance of following processes and documenting your work

We expect the Employee to have several or all of the Following Qualifications:

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Thermal/fluidic analysis tools
  • Mission analysis calculations (Delta-V budgets, leakage budgets, power budgets, etc.)
  • Any experience in electronics, especially the ability to read and understand PCB schematics, is a big plus
  • Any experience in software, especially the ability to read and understand C code, is a big plus

GomSpace offers employment in a dynamic growing and internationally oriented company with many challenging and exciting activities. We are an agenda-setting player in the nanosatellite business and expect our employees to contribute with dedication, skills and the will to implement our mission. We are ambitious and believe that nanosatellites and our efforts will make a difference to society in the future. We have an informal working culture with transparent communication and an organisation built up by multidisciplinary skills and engineering passion which we believe are essential to help our customers achieve their goals in space.

Tagged as: pcb schematics, microelectromechanical systems, thermal/fluidic analysis tools, delta-v budgets, leakage budgets

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