This position will be responsible for the Mission Control System (MCS) and Operational Simulator for ispace’s lunar missions. ispace is a leading micro-robotics Japanese company with a subsidiary in the United States and another in Europe. ispace’s Hakuto rover won the Google XPRIZE mobility milestone award and is a leading contender for the $20M Grand Prize. ispace’s lunar lander is its next step towards prospecting for, mining and utilizing lunar resources to expand human presence in space.
The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge base in Mission Control Systems, Operational Simulators and overall Satellite Ground Segment. The candidate is also required to have good understanding of Satellite operations. The effort includes all phases of design, from the definition of requirements, to the deployment of the system for the operational use and maintenance.
Software requirement definition, design and development for a Mission Control System and an Operational Simulator
Participation in project reviews (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR)
Interfacing with all the other ground segment elements, operation team and spacecraft development team
Participation in verification readiness reviews and verification testing campaigns at unit and system level.
Support the integration activities of the ispace Ground segment
Support activities in the area of satellite database infrastructure configuration used by Mission Control applications
Support Operation Preparation activity (procedure development and testing)
Master's degree in Software Engineering or equivalent
Five or more years’ experience in Mission Control Systems and Operational Simulators
Experience in procurement process.
Experience in requirement engineering and design review
Knowledge of Satellite and Ground Operations,
Experience in satellite ground segment verification and validation activity
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Knowledge of space communication standards, in particular CCSDS, and Space Link Extension (SLE)
Experience with supporting operations activities including LEOP, Commissioning, Routine for interplanetary missions
Experience with ground stations and Mission Control System command and control networks