Senior Focal Plane Systems Engineer

Company Details

An exciting opportunity to work for one of Europe’s top space & satellite companies who are looking for career driven engineers to join their team.

In this position you shall become the technical responsible Systems Engineer for the Focal Plane Systems of one of the companies Earth Observation or Science projects.

Your Tasks

  • Elaboration, development and accommodation of technical baseline solutions on basis of customer requirements and budgets
  • Technical coordination of a multidiscipline engineering team with the focus on an the following output:
    • Focal Plane Architecture Definition and Justification
    • Interface Concepts and Definition
    • Development Logic Definition
    • Coordination of related performance analysis
  • Select and define the system design and to reflect it into the relevant technical design-, requirement- and performance documentation
  • Ensure design integrity, perform requirements analysis and design integration as answer to customer specifications
  • Ensure proper flow-down and allocation of lower level subs-system requirements and budgets and maintain them up to date during the program lifetime
  • Lead the engineering team effort for design trade-offs between disciplines such as thermal, structural, mechanical, optical, electrical, etc.
  • Lead Focal Plane system level integration and verification effort with focus on electro-optical characterization
  • Definition and realization of electro-optical verification set-ups
  • Evaluation of electro-optical data generated by supplier at OHB laboratory
  • Contribute to company technology development process in the context of focal planes and detector technology
  • Support technical discussion with the customer
  • Provide and coordinate support to subcontractors selection and control

Your Qualifications

  • University (TU) or polytechnic degree in Physics or Engineering
  • Organised and structured task approach, experience in technical co-ordination of a multidisciplinary international engineering team
  • 5 years experience as Systems Engineer or Design Responsible for scientific focal plane assemblies and associated technology, ideally for space applications
  • Ideally, experience in the development logic of space projects, as well as significant H/W experience in the Phases C and D including electro-optical characterization
  • Experience in engineering economics
  • Organised and structured task approach, experience in technical coordination of a multidisciplinary engineering team.
  • Team work, good conceptual, analytical and organizational skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, German skills requested over the medium-term

If you are a  Systems Engineer, with epereince with Focal Plane Systems, who is passionate about working within the an a European space organisation and enjoys working for a company who strive to be the best at what the do, this is the next challenge for you. If successful, you will receive a competitive salary as well as benefits such as pension contribution, flexible working hours and financial support to German language courses.

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