Thermal Engineering Intern / Master’s Thesis Student

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Make Impossible Possible in New Space


Make Impossible Possible in New Space – Join ICEYE

ICEYE is building and operating its own commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

We launched the world’s first small SAR satellite in January 2018. To date, ICEYE has successfully launched a total of 10 SAR satellite missions and has raised $152M in financing. We don’t plan to stop – join our team and let’s achieve great things together!

ICEYE is a Finnish-based international New Space company with employees from more than 40 countries and subsidiaries in the US, UK, Spain, and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from a range of areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Being advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork, curiosity, and we know how to have fun!

The role:

What you will do:

We are looking for a motivated international student targeting a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. The subject will be adjusted according to the duration of the internship. Duties for the technical internship can include the following tasks:

  • Thermal simulation:
    • Working with component suppliers to get or develop simplified thermal models of components and validating them with existing test results.
    • Developing thermal models of subsystems and systems of new generation spacecraft.
    • Supporting the thermal team in thermal simulation tasks.
  • Thermal data analysis:
    • Analyzing thermal behavior of operating spacecraft from telemetries and validating/refining spacecraft thermal models.
  • Prototyping and validation of new components:
    • Analyzing and selecting new components for the thermal control of next generations’ spacecraft, testing and validating them in worst-case conditions.
    • Support thermal team to participate in thermal tests.


What you need to succeed:

  • Enrollment in the last year of master’s degree in aerospace engineering, ideally with a specialization in thermal engineering.
  • The first experience of spacecraft thermal simulation and thermal analysis is beneficial.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • All-hands-on-deck teamwork approach.

Nice to have:

  • Experience using Systema-Thermica thermal modeling software
  • Experience using Autodesk Inventor CAD software, or similar


What we offer:

  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enabling you to focus
  • Regular internal events for employees (e.g. sports events, team-building events, parties, etc.)
  • A wide variety of best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Unleash your potential with us and join our next space missions coming soon!

We are looking forward to receiving your application in English as soon as possible.

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