Who we are
Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.
Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.
Description of the Position
You will be joining the Open Cosmos Programmes AIT team. You will be responsible for developing software and hardware solutions to automate our satellite production processes. You will also take part in test planning, procedures description and optimisation of our processes.Tasks and responsibilities
Architect, design and implementation of hardware and software solutions for automated test, acceptance and qualification of satellite systems.
Plan and implement test strategies.
Creation and execution of tests on demand from analysis, requirements and existing procedures.
Generation of testing documentation.
Debug issues found during production on satellite systems.
To provide design feedback according to testing results.
Development of software tools to automate production processes.
Automation of test equipment.
Skills, Attitude and experience
Strong hands-on skills
Understanding of systems engineering process and importance of verification
Hardware and software development
Attention to detail
Honesty, openness and self awareness
Quick to learn and coach others
Interest in space industry.
Simple is better mentality.
Capability to produce clear and concise assembly integration and test procedures.
Nice to Have
Experience developing electronics systems.
Previous experience in the space industry.
Previous experience working with thermal chambers, vibration table, vacuum chambers, or anechoic chambers.
Previous experience in high quality industries such aviation, motorsport or defence.
Knowledge of Python, LabVIEW or other test automation techniques & tools
Experience of design and implementation of automated test systems
Experience creating tests for a wide range of electronic and electromechanical devices
Previous experience with RF systems and test equipment.
Knowledge of statistical data analysis
Linux shell scripting
Electronics hobbyist with raspberry pi, arduino or any other project of that nature.
You will enjoy
Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry
Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses
25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays
Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment
Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office
Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?
Remote working as per company policy
Working from home as per company policy
Annual Salary Review
Open Cosmos in the media