Senior Space Systems Engineer

Senior Space Systems Engineer

RTX Corporation

Heidelberg, Germany

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of Spaceflight equipment development with a multitude of functions and links over time in a holistic way in accordance to engineering V-model;
  • Designing of systems and assemblies, taking into account functional, cost, weight and installation aspects, specific to the space environment;
  • Definition and coordination of technical requirements for the development tasks assigned;
  • Recognizing difficulties that arise and ensuring compliance with specified development goals;
  • Definition and execution of Verification & Validation (V&V) methods and procedures;
  • Creation and check of schedules, set priorities, defining interfaces;
  • Working as a cross-functional role within our space business.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in either Physics, Systems-, or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Experience in interdisciplinary fields;
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in the space or avionics industry;
  • EU or NATO-citizenship due to work on classified projects;
  • Enhanced knowledge about spaceflight equipment, and the corresponding ECSS requirements;
  • Experience in: Coordination of other engineering domains, e.g. Hardware, Mechanics and Testability:
    • Test execution and documentation/integration;
    • Problem solving within given boundary conditions;
    • Requirements capture o Application of ECSS standards;
    • General data analysis and visualization;
    • Usage of the following tools: DOORS and/or JAMA, ALM, MS Office;
    • Project Management.
    • Specific skill set out of at least one of the named areas:
      • Ball Bearing Theory;
      • Tribology;
      • Analog Electronics Development.
    • Competence in System Modelling;
    • Basic Software Development Skill in e.g. Python/Lua/Matlab;
    • Fluent English language skills;
    • Very good communication skills to management and team.

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