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Thermal Systems Engineer

Open Cosmos

Open Cosmos

Software Engineering
Oxfordshire, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Working for Open Cosmos

Aim high, go beyond!

At Open Cosmos we are solving the world’s biggest challenges from space, providing businesses, governments and researchers access to more readily available information than ever before - ready for the challenge? Then read on…

Working in the systems Team

The successful candidate will be joining Open Cosmos’ systems team and will be responsible to technically manage the development and implementation of satellite missions to fulfil the company needs as well as providing thermal expertise across company missions, while feeding onto the product roadmap to continuously improve our services with a very customer centric attitude.

What will you be doing?

The following reflects Open Cosmos definition of essential deliverables and activities for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Open Cosmos may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons:

  • Lead the delivery of space missions being the mission technical responsible.
  • Coordinate different technical teams to deliver a consistent technical solution.
  • Act as Thermal system work package manager in various space missions
  • Produce and manage requirements and verification plans, including definition of derived requirements for the thermal system; perform system level analysis, calculations and trade-offs.
  • Deliver FMECA and FDIR analysis.
  • Perform thermal analysis and required tests at system and subsystem level and deliver reports
  • Support in the AIT/AIV phases of the missions.
  • Perform hands-on testing for anomaly debugging on flight hardware, both on ground testing and in-orbit during LEOP, commissioning and operations.
  • Support bid work, sales team, mission and operations teams, customer support or any other teams within the company with technical information and documentation.
  • Commit to fulfil customer requirements and expectations and managing communication with partners and suppliers.

What you need to be successful

We’re more interested in what you can do than being dogmatic about your background! We’d love to take a look at your CV even if you’re not sure you tick all the boxes.

  • You will need strong knowledge of all aspects of a space mission to enable independent decision making and continuous improvement programmes
  • You’ll be performing system design tasks, so be ready to manage requirements and utilise MBSE tools, implement FMECA and design FDIR, manage system budgets, perform trade-off studies,...
  • You will need a strong background in topics related to thermal, such as heat transfer, conduction, radiation, the thermal environment in space, and spacecraft thermal control (active and passive).
  • Proficiency with thermal analysis tools like (but not limited to) ESATAN-TMS, Thermica, and Thermal Desktop
  • Expertise in leading and executing thermal balance and thermal cycling tests
  • To coordinate with other technical teams involved in the design process you should have a good knowledge of all the main satellite subsystems, in addition to thermal: power system, on-board data handling, comms, propulsion, and mechanical..
  • You’ll be communicating a lot, so be confident in speaking, listening and writing, sometimes within large groups including customers.
  • Our company operates in a dynamic environment, so be ready to adapt to change and learn quickly.

What we offer:

  • Prefer to mostly WFH, that's fine! Need to take 30 mins at 3pm to get the kids from school? Go ahead!
    We're more interested in your contributions than when and where you're working.
  • 25 Days holiday in addition to national holidays.
  • Team members can enjoy Medicash, income protection and death in service benefits.
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • Having a successful team makes a successful company. We're at the forefront of technology so learning and building an enabling career for you is central to OC!

** Please submit your CV in English **