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FDIR Engineer (f/m/d)

We are a New Space company based in Berlin and we are part of the Zeitfracht Group. We are developing space vehicles, rovers and infrastructure for the Moon. Our goal is to make space exploration accessible to new customer groups by reducing mission costs and developing reusable space-based infrastructures. PTS cooperates with a number of industrial partners and space organisations, such as the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA).


The dynamic and always changing field of tasks require utmost precision, the ability to efficiently prioritize, see the big picture and teamwork skills from the successful candidate.
The team, with a penchant for precision and implementation of goals, is proud of their shared performance and is always remaining open, unpretentious and uncomplicated.


The Position:

We are looking for an experienced FDIR Engineer. You are responsible for the requirement definition and management as well as modelling and analysis of the FDIR (Fault Detection, Identification and Recovery) architecture of our lunar lander. This includes the verification and validation test plan definition and control.

It is an interdisciplinary field and you will work closely with all other sub-system engineers to identify possible faults the space system needs to be protected against, define requirements and on-board software architecture and design and verify all FDIR functions. Working as FDIR Engineer will allow you to gain deep insights in all parts of a spacecraft and mission operations.


 Your work will include:

  • Identification of all possible software and hardware failure modes, the respective failure sources and failure effects (Failure Modes and Effect Analysis – FMEA)
  • Performance of a risk analysis to determine the failure probability and to compare different design solutions (Fault Tree/Event Tree Analysis)
  • Help the sub-system engineers with design decisions to minimize mission risk
  • Definition of a software architecture to implement the desired level of autonomous detection, isolation and recovery functions of the spacecraft
  • Design and oversee the validation and verification phase of the lander to ensure all FDIR functions work as designed



  • Master’s degree in in aerospace engineering or equivalent scientific-technical course of studies
  • Experience in Systems Engineering in the field of space vehicle design
  • Good knowledge of risk analysis and probability theory
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Proficiency in the English language (spoken and written)


Nice to haves:

  • Experience in risk management
  • Good knowledge of one or more of the usual subsystems (propulsion, avionics, GNC etc.) helpful
  • Proficiency in the German language (spoken and written)


Why should you apply?

  • It’s your chance to play an important role in developing a lunar mission
  • You are interested in space exploration and robotics
  • Be part of a fantastic team
  • Help us write the next chapter of commercial space exploration


Sending your application:

Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are the right person for the job and reasons that you want to work with PTS. Include the job title in the email subject line and send it to
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!


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