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Systems Engineering Lead (CubeSat Project)

The Company:

Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH is a German new-space company whose aim is to democratise access to space and bring down the cost of space exploration. Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH is a privately held company, and our goal is to show that it is possible to build a sustainable business in space exploration. As well as delivering cheaper and more regular opportunities for academics, industry and educational institutions to conduct in-space research, we are keen to develop the infrastructure required for future settlement on the Moon and beyond.


Your tasks:

  • Take over the technical project management role
  • Analyse and decompose satellite mission requirements into mechanical, hardware and software requirements
  • Plan and manage spacecraft integration and testing activities
  • Assess the implementation of in-house technologies on-board the satellite bus
  • Identify candidate COTS parts and conduct trade-off in component selection
  • Integrate optical payload and COTS components into satellite bus
  • Prepare spacecraft system-level documentation
  • Prepare CubeSat for design review and launch acceptance
  • Documentation of work


Your profile:

  • Degree in aerospace, electrical, mechanical or similar engineering fields – if not, tell us about the CubeSat you hacked together
  • Experienced with systems engineering, designing, implementing and/or testing CubeSat hardware
  • Basic familiarity with orbital mechanics and dynamics
  • Previous experience with the integration of CubeSats or small/microsats
  • Basic project management experience
  • Interested in working in small teams and develop technology rapidly
  • Interested in learning about new technologies and taking responsibility
  • Good level of English communication and documentation skills


We offer:

  • Long term job perspective
  • A young team with an agile work environment
  • Flat hierarchies with direct communication
  • Possibilities for personal development



Please send us your CV and a cover letter as well as your salary expectations to We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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