Payload System Engineer – ICE Cubes Service

Company Details

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers.

We are looking for a Payload System Engineer to join the International Commercial Experiment (ICE) Cubes Service, whose activities can be discovered on https://www.icecubesservice.com

Position

The position is in the Strategic Business Unit Department, International Commercial Experiment Cubes Service Strategic Business Unit (comprised of 6 persons).
The candidate will mainly report to the ICE Cubes Business Unit Manager.

Start Date: at the earliest

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • System engineering of payload infrastructures/facilities directly developed in the frame of the ICE Cubes Service:
    • Requirements engineering and verification
    • System design and interface control (mechanical, electrical, electronics, software)
    • COTS subsystem selection, procurement and qualification
  • Assessment of safety aspects in the human spaceflight environment
  • Support to assembly, integrating, validating and testing payloads and flight hardware, GSE and ground models
  • Technical coordination of customers in the process of development and certification of payloads for the platforms served by the ICE Cubes Service
  • Set up of the technical framework (documentation, processes, etc.) related to the extension of the ICE Cubes service to new platforms (e.g. external ISS platforms, free flyers, CubeSats)
  • Liaise with suppliers, subcontractors and customers and platforms organisations.

Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in space systems, mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering, or similar
  • Knowledge of the ISS environment for payloads
  • ISS boundary conditions and Product Assurance & Safety (PA&S) procedures
  • Experience with full development cycle (from requirements engineering to campaign testing)
  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Considered as Assets

  • Knowledge of project management
  • Familiarity with the ISS operations environment
  • Experience with:
    • CAD tools in support of configuration studies
    • Flight system/payload hardware development for human spaceflight, involving mechanics and electronics
    • Space system development and verification processes (e.g. NASA, ECSS, ESA-HRE-IPL-RQ-0002)
    • Space system testing, verification and qualification
    • Python scripting and programming for off-the-shelf devices (Arduino, Raspberry Pi and various devices)
    • Shell scripting for Linux-based operating systems (used in-flight experiments)
    • Biotechnology and/or fluids management.

About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries. The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. From our headquarters, we are in daily contact with the International Space Station (ISS) ensuring our Customers’ research is successful.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions (see our website for details)
  • An individualised training and development programme.

How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) to the attention of Mr. Mauro Ricci.

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