Senior Spacecraft Simulator Engineer


Company : Astroscale


Job Location : Harwell, UK


Posted on : Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:59:43 GMT




Job Description :

Location: Astroscale UK (Harwell), with occasional travelling to Astroscale Japan (Tokyo)

Job Description

Astroscale is seeking to employ an experienced and motivated Senior Spacecraft Simulator Engineer at our facility based in Harwell, UK. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing company seeking to make a positive contribution to the growing problem of orbital debris that endangers mankind’s continued use of space as an asset. Whilst the candidate will primarily work in the UK, they will interact extensively with a larger team in Astroscale’s Japan Office and may be required to travel to Tokyo as needed in support of Astroscale projects and operations.

We are looking for an experienced Simulator Engineer with an interest in space systems modelling to join our simulator development group. As part of the group, you will work in all aspects of software development, from analysis and design, through to testing and deployment.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and test spacecraft simulator software as part of a team of software and aerospace engineers
  • Develop Spacecraft subsystem models based on Astroscale requirements
  • Validate and deploy Simulator products in Astroscale’s environments
  • Maintain the Simulator products during the entire life cycle
  • Create Simulation scripts based on operational scenarios
  • Provide technical expertise on Simulation to projects and teams
  • Support the Operations team in writing standard Operational procedures by providing advice on how the flight software and Spacecraft works.
  • Write startup scripts to configure the simulators as required for the different operational configurations
  • Perform maintenance activities on Simulators to ensure highest availability to users.

Essential Skills

  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Space Systems, or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry experience in software engineering.
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry experience in modeling and simulator development
  • Extensive knowledge of SIMULUS framework.
  • Experience with SIMULUS and SIMSAT is mandatory.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Flight Software, embedded software development and Spacecraft.
  • Experience in debugging and validating Simulator systems.
  • Knowledge of C++, Java and Java Script programming languages.
  • Experience with unit testing.
  • Work in a team as well as independently.

Desired Skills

  • Experience or knowledge of Scrum as being part of development team or Product Owner.
  • Basic Linux system administration, shell scripts, make, etc.
  • Development on Linux systems.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.


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