AOCS Engineer


Our client is hiring for an AOCS Engineer to design and test the systems for a new constellation of small sats for LEO. This is the opportunity to join a small growing team of experts and have an influenential role in the design and building of their spacecraft. We’re looking for experienced candidates comfortable working across electronics, hardware and software. 


  • Design, test and validation of AOCS systems in the context of spacecraft / mission projects.
  • Derivation of AOCS requirements from top-level requirements.
  • Propose technical solutions that satisfy the requirements taking into account overall spacecraft system considerations, drivers and constraints.
  • Support development of 6 DOF simulation 
  • Work on the design, implementation and validation of the AOCS strategies and algorithms with different teams and partners.
  • Work on the design, procurement, manufacturing and test of AOCS hardware and software.
  • Support the orbital operations team with your expertise.
  • Support other teams in assessment sales, customer support or any other business areas that require technical support as needed.
  • Input to the company technical roadmap.


  • MSc or PhD; university degree in related disciplines (e.g. aerospace, control engineering…)
  • Proven industrial experience in AOCS product engineering – IMUs, magnetometers, star trackers, reaction wheels and magnetorquers
  • Experience in supporting orbital operations team for AOCS commissioning and nominal operations support
  • Experience in development and verification of AOCS algorithms in MATLAB or similar, including hardware in the loop verification
  • Experience in software implementation of AOCS algorithms, C or similar
  • Drive to learn and coach others
  • Self-driven attitude with problem-solving mentality


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Job Overview
Location : US
Type : Permanent
Category : Space