AOCS Engineer

AAC Clyde Space

Glasgow, United Kingdom

About this role:

We are looking for an experienced, AOCS Engineer to join our busy Engineering team, generally based on site in our Glasgow office (Scotland, UK) to support a diverse range of activities to deliver on our projects and missions.

This opportunity is ideal for someone looking for responsibility and development opportunities of a technical nature in a dynamic, fast paced working environment with exciting projects with challenging schedules and able to engage with customers. You will have proven experience from regulated industries with the desire to grow your knowledge and expertise while adding value to our current ways of working. You will not be afraid of challenges and happy to get involved! We also support activities across the Group so there are opportunities for cross-site collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

The purpose of the role is to provide mission analysis and design for attitude and orbital control sub-systems (AOCS) and algorithms for small satellite missions to cost, quality, safety, and time parameters.

  • Deliver work tasks and assignments in accordance to required standards and compliance requirements
  • Perform design, modelling, implementation, and testing of attitude and orbit control systems for nano and small satellites.
  • Work with the Software Engineering team to transition algorithm designs to functional code, then validate implementation against models.
  • Work with Systems Engineering to define technical requirements and to define mission analysis and AOCS scenarios for analysis.
  • Perform on-orbit commissioning activities for newly launched spacecraft, including direct communication with the client’s team.
  • Analyse test results from each spacecraft and perform hands-on testing on flight hardware
  • Support business development activities by collaborating with potential clients to elicit technical requirements and assess feasibility for proposals.

Skills required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Matlab, Simulink, Microsoft Excel, Word & Powerpoint
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as to effectively collaborate within cross cultural teams
  • Demonstrates ownership of problems and works towards finding solutions
  • Ability to make good decisions under highly demanding, dynamic environment
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload of multiple projects in dynamic environment with tight deadlines
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft software
  • Proficient in English, both verbally and written

Skills desired:

  • Experience working on spacecraft AOCS
  • Experience of debugging issues on AOCS hardware and/or software
  • Experience with Python and Embedded C
  • Previous experience working with small/medium sized companies
  • Previous experience in space industry

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