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AOCS Engineer

AOCS Engineer

Job Introduction

Are you fascinated about Space? Do you have a working experience in the development and procurement of sensors and actuators.? You could be our new AOCS Engineer.   Come and join talented diverse Serco team at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) based in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. 

Serco is among the leading Space Industry and Services Companies. Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, our employees have been providing everyday their technical, scientific and management skills to support the full range of European cornerstone space missions.

Role Responsibility

As part of the AOCS & GNC Sensors Unit at ESA/ESTEC, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support to the ESTEC AOCS/GNC Sensors Unit for the development and
    procurement of sensors and actuators
  • The Sensors Unit is in charge of gyroscopes, accelerometers, star
    trackers, APS detectors for star trackers, sun sensors, magnetic sensors
    and actuators, and bespoke GNC sensors such as navigation cameras,
    3D cameras or Lidars for GNC.
  • The post holder will have access to the Sensors Lab, where technologies
    can be independently characterised.
  • The post holder shall provide regular Technical Reporting of the
    Hardware Development as well as contribute in the preparation and
    execution of project and technology studies reviews.
  • Successful Candidate

    Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring :

  • Master Engineering Degree in Control, Electronics or Mechatronics
  • Proven experience in the design, tuning, analysis and simulation of AOCS systems in different project phases.
  • HW knowledge (sensors, computer, actuators).
  • AOCS AIT at subsystem and system level.
  • Proven knowledge of commercial model-based design tools (MATLAB).
  • Ability to interface with industry.
  • Familiar with general development process for hardware space equipment (key reviews, model philosophy).
  • Background in optical sensors for AOCS/GNC, for instance Star Trackers.
  • Knowledge in Software development and / or optics would be an asset.
  • Package Description

    What we offer if you join our amazing team:

    • Competitive Salary 

    • Corporate Benefits Package 

    • Exciting relocation package​(if applicable) 

    • Company events

    AOCS Engineer

    Serco, Noordwijk
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