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     Date Submitted:11-06-2017
     Last Modified:11-06-2017 (08:05)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpacecraft System Engineer


    A Spacecraft System Engineer having experience across multiple science missions in Japan. Also a Test Engineer and AIV Manager dedicated for BepiColombo Project.

    I am now seeking a space related engineering role in Europe to expand my international experience. I can also contribute towards marketing, sales, and procurement efforts through my Japanese professional network.


    Work Experience

    2009 - Present  System Engineer, NEC Corporation Space Systems Division (Japan)

    Main Duties

        - Feasibility Study for Future Science Projects (2009-present) (Phase A):

        Responsible for conducting feasibility studies by leading a team of subsystems experts.

        - AIT Management for BepiColombo/MMO (2012–present) (Phase D):

        Responsible for leading the MMO AIT Team to conduct MMO AIT activities both in Japan and in ESTEC.

        - System Engineering for BepiColombo/MMO (2009–2011) (Phase C):

        Responsible for consolidating MMO critical design during Phase C together with subsystem experts. Also supporting the project manager in risk/cost/human management.

        - RF Inspection (2012-2015) (Phase D):

        Licenced as a Radio Inspector by the Japanese authority, qualified to inspect/test spacecraft to check their compliance to the Japanese RF regulations.

    Key Skills

        - Interfacing Asians and Europeans, understanding both ways of developing spacecraft

        - Broad knowledge across subsystems necessary for interfacing and supervising them

        - Leadership and management skill for leading a team of subsystem and AIV experts

        - Creating test plans, test procedures, test reports, interpretation of test results

        - Non-conformance assessment and processing

        - Knowledge of RF necessary for On-The-Ground I-Category Special Radio Operator Licence authorized by the Japanese government


    Education and Training

    2004 - 2009 Ph.D. in Astronautics, University of Tokyo (Japan)

    2006 - 2008 Double MSc in Space Robotics (European SpaceMaster Program),

                        Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) & Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)

    2004            Internship in Space Industry, EADS Astrium (Friedrichshafen, Germany)

    2002 - 2004 MSc in Astronautics, University of Tokyo (Japan)


    Academic Projects

    2002 - 2009 Master Thesis and Ph.D. Thesis in Japan

    Relative-orbit control methods development and their dynamics analysis for spacecraft flying in vicinity, known as formation flight, mainly with computer simulation using C/C++ and Matlab.

    2006 - 2008 Master Thesis in Europe

    Dynamics analysis of a spherical robot, involving actual hardware development.

    2001 - 2006 CubeSat Development

    Involved in student-led CubeSat development. The CubeSat was one of the very first ones launched into orbit in the world, launched from Russia in 2003.


    IT Skills

    C/C++, Matlab, Mathematica



    English (Fluent), German (Beginner)



    Travelling abroad, Studying languages

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