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Spacecraft Modelling and Simulation Software Engineer

About The Company

Working for SCISYS is always both challenging and rewarding. Our staff are enthusiastic, self-starters who thrive in a dynamic environment. At all stages of your career you will be responsible for the quality of your work. You should be able to work to deadlines, have good inter-personal skills and be flexible as regards moving from project to project and in assimilating new technologies. Potential is quickly recognised and rewarded appropriately, and the experience you will gain through working in diverse market sectors and on a variety of projects is second to none.

About The Role

High-fidelity spacecraft functional engineering simulators are used to: perform system sizing and tradeoffs; perform mission analysis and feasibility; validate guidance, navigation and control strategies; and to test the on-board control algorithms for robustness and performance.

SCISYS has developed spacecraft simulators for over 10 years for the European Space Agency for important missions such as Galileo, Gaia, Aeolus and Sentinels 2 & 3. We have developed the innovative EAGLE Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) simulator which is now being used to support guidance, navigation and control analysis, design and verification for missions to Mars and the Moon. 

We are experiencing a high degree of growth and diversifying our products and capabilities. We therefore have the opportunity for an ambitious software engineer with experience within the modelling & simulation field.

The candidate shall detail the level of their expertise and experience in spacecraft systems engineering in the cover letter accompanying their application. 

Key Responsibilities

Essential Requirements:

  • 1st Class or 2:1 degree in Mathematics/Physics/Space Engineering
  • Knowledge of spacecraft systems, flight dynamics and spacecraft control system dynamics
  • Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink and C.
  • Experience of full software lifecycle from requirements to delivery.
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK and Germany
  • Flexibility for travel and short term relocation to Germany, Holland or elsewhere in Europe, when needed.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and design tools, such as UML, C++ or Java
  • Knowledge of Fortran
  • Knowledge of Linux systems specifically SLES 11
  • Experience of real-time simulation
  • Experience of the AOCS in spacecraft

Any other information

  • Ability to integrate easily into the existing team, both technically and socially.
  • Ability to interpret and write Technical Documentation.

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