System Architect



The Role

This is a key leadership position based out of our Luxembourg office for one of ClearSpace’s pioneering commercial space mission developments. The successful candidate will act as the technical authority for the mission and will ultimately be responsible for its technical success. We are looking for an experienced, confident leader who has held a senior position before and displays a strong balance of technical acumen, management skills and stakeholder management skills. The successful candidate must have a high level of expertise in all aspects of spacecraft engineering, design, and operations to not only lead the internal technical team but also carry out technical discussions with the Customers. The successful will be the System Architect (including Space and Ground segment) of ClearSpace’s missions.

Typical Activities:

  • Leading technical teams to successfully deliver end-to-end spacecraft development activities;
  • Identifying, analysing, and deriving technical, programmatic, and business requirements, constraints and assumptions impacting ClearSpace's missions;
  • Defining and analysing overall mission architectures;
  • Coordinating the activities of a wide range of domain experts to successfully deliver full mission developments;
  • Defining and coordinating the specific engineering support activities at system level for all aspects of the spacecraft. Monitor and control the interfaces between the sub-systems and spacecraft/launch vehicle;
  • Leading interactions with customers, partners, and subcontractors;
  • Monitor and control the technical work of subcontractors and ClearSpace's team relating design, development, production and assembly integration and test (AIT) at subsystem and system levels to ensure that the agreed Contractual Requirements are met;
  • Provide support and expertise to anomaly and failure reviews at all levels (equipment, sub-system and in-orbit), and develop solutions/resolutions to the problems;
  • Coordinate the support to design reviews and evaluate declared compliance versus system level requirements. Closely monitor and control all system level budgets and establish and maintain up to date versions of the budget analyse;
  • Provide support to in-orbit operations including LEOP and IOT;
  • Support ClearSpace's Program Manager in negotiations of technical aspects of spacecraft and launcher contract;
  • Supporting the definition of ClearSpace's strategic direction;
  • Supporting proposal writing for future business;
  • Lead or support other technical projects not necessarily related to one program.

Desired Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the spacecraft industry with 5+ years in technical leadership positions;
  • Experience in decomposition of system requirements, trade studies and sizing/error budget development for a Spacecraft system;
  • Working knowledge of spacecraft operations and related ground systems;
  • Ability to rapidly define proof of concepts;
  • Familiarity with the full space program lifecycle, from business development, proposal generation and contract negotiations, all the way through design, development, assembly, test and successful delivery;
  • An in-depth knowledge or a level of expertise including practical experiences in three or more of the following areas is required:
    • Spacecraft System level design/analyses;
    • Avionics/electronics;
    • Electrical and Power;
    • Attitude and Orbit Control;
    • Propulsion;
    • Thermal & Mechanical;
    • TCR engineering;
    • Spacecraft AIT;
    • Spacecraft LEOP + In-orbit operations;
    • Manufacturing processes;
    • Launcher Interfaces;
    • Team Leadership.
  • Confidence with leading multidisciplinary project teams;
  • Highly organized, capable of tracking multiple streams of critical activities at once;
  • Experience working in a technical capacity with LEO, MEO or GEO Spacecraft system definition and design. A proven track record of successfully delivering complex space development programs;
  • Comfortable interacting with customers, both institutional (ESA, EC, LSA) and commercial.

Desired Education:

  • (BSc/MSc) Degree in Aerospace, Space, Systems, Telecommunications Engineering or similar.

Desired Strengths:

  • A team player, willing to get stuck in and collaborate wherever is needed;
  • Agile, flexible and able to work across a geographically-distributed teams;
  • A great communicator.

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