Propulsion & ADCS Systems Engineer

Propulsion & ADCS 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 following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Analyzing users/customers' needs and developing various mission concepts that align with their requirements.
  • Elaborating mission and technical specifications for subsystems, particularly propulsion and ADCS.
  • Developing internal mission analysis tools.
  • Designing and defining architectures for space systems to facilitate the implementation of proposed mission concepts.
  • Performing system performance analysis primarily focusing on delta-V and pointing budgets, while also providing support for power, link, mass budgets, among others.
  • Selecting physical components to realize the chosen architecture.
  • Managing internal and external interfaces with all mission elements.
  • Collaboration with technical teams within the company and external stakeholders (such as launch providers and customers).


  • The candidate must have a Bachelor and Master’s degree in aerospace engineering with a strong system engineering background.
  • The required experience and skills are:
  • The applicant must be fluent in English
  • More than 5+ years of experience in space missions with small satellites/cubesats.
  • Strong background in propulsion systems and ADCS
  • Proficient at STK or GMAT
  • Knowledge of System Engineering discipline.
  • Strong background in python programming

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Hands-on experience in nanosatellite missions assembly, integration and testing; operations …
  • Knowledge of ECSS and CCSDS 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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