Space Systems Engineer

Space Systems Engineer

Alén Space

Nigran or Remote, Spain


The candidate will work on various small satellite missions within the Space Missions area of the company, specifically within the System Engineering group. This area is responsible for conducting all tasks related to extracting requirements from users, culminating in the final design of the satellite. Throughout this process, the candidate will participate in several activities such as preliminary mission budgets, satellite subsystem design, the concept of operations, and related mission analyses.


The Space Systems Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing users and customers needs to develop mission concepts that meet their requirements;
  • Designing and defining space system architectures to implement mission concepts;
  • Selecting physical components for the chosen architecture;
  • Defining mission and technical specifications for all subsystems and supporting their procurement;
  • Conducting system performance analysis and managing technical budgets;
  • Managing internal and external interfaces for all mission elements;
  • Developing internal mission analysis tools;
  • Collaborating with technical teams and external stakeholders, including launch providers and customers.


The required experience and skills are:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering or a related field;
  • Over 2/3 years of experience in the space industry, specifically with small satellites or CubeSats;
  • Good knowledge of STK or GMAT;
  • Solid understanding of Systems Engineering principles;
  • Advanced skills in Python programming;
  • Fluency in English.

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Hands-on experience with nanosatellite missions, including assembly, integration, testing, and operations;
  • Knowledge of ECSS (European Cooperation for Space Standardization) and CCSDS (Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems) standards;
  • Project Management courses or certifications.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner, while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational, and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.

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