Senior Thermal System Engineer, Spacecraft

Senior Thermal System Engineer, Spacecraft


Espoo, Finland

About the role

  • Design & implement full spacecraft level thermal models for the next generations of spacecraft;
  • Specify and support qualification tests at subsystem level and satellite level;
  • Take ownership of thermal hardware: propose new concepts of thermal design to improve thermal performance, propose new suppliers, test, and validate the design;
  • Perform thermal analysis of passive and active thermal control components, electrical assemblies, subsystem, and systems;
  • Support assembly, integration, and test activities: maintain thermal control component definition and specify qualification tests;
  • Support operations to solve thermal issues during Launch and Early Operations and operations.


Must have:

  • At least 7 years experience as a Thermal Engineer in the space industry;
  • Experience in TVAC testing and model correlation;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.

Nice to have:

  • Hands-on approach to work with the thermal spacecraft hardware: heat pipe, surface treatment, MLI, active thermal control component;
  • Experience using Systema-Thermica, ESATAN or Thermal Desktop;
  • MS in Aerospace Engineering;
  • Knowledge of SAR satellite technology, lifecycle and space environment;
  • Experience working with Python;
  • Good understanding of Spacecraft configurations, orbit and use of STK;
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment (electrical, AIT, mechanical, propulsion, RF);
  • Location in Espoo (most of the team is working in Finland): a maximum of 30% remote work can be done for this position.

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