Flight Dynamics Engineer
Who are we?
We are a Finnish-based international New Space company with employees from more than 41 countries in Finland, the US, the UK, Spain, Luxembourg, and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Being advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork and curiosity, and we know how to have fun!
What do we do?
ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.
What are we looking for?
To support the company’s growth, we continue to scale our Flight Dynamics team and looking for a Flight Dynamics Engineer to join our global Team. You will report to the Team Lead – Flight Dynamics in this position.
About the role?
You will be a part of a small, dedicated team facing an exciting challenge. Iceye designs, manufactures, and operates a constellation of propulsion-capable spacecraft which will give you the opportunity to work on cutting-edge astrodynamics and propulsion technology. You will get to work with world-leading space engineers and a project that has a real impact. You will get to enjoy a transparent, open, and inclusive work culture.
- Planning and monitoring orbit acquisition and maintenance maneuvers
- Developing orbit determination and control software
- Improving systems for analyzing and avoiding potential collisions
- Supporting launches and on-orbit propulsion system commissioning
- Analyzing performance and anomalies for in-lab and on-orbit thrusters
- Performing tradeoff and feasibility studies for different propulsion systems
- Degree in Physics, Aerospace, Engineering, Mathematics or similar
- At least 5 years experience working on:
- Orbit determination and control software, and/or
- Spacecraft propulsion hardware
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Collaborative, team-oriented mindset
- Working knowledge of STK and ODTK
- Experience with Orekit or other open source orbit dynamics libraries
- Experience designing or operating electrical propulsion systems
- Experience in assembly, integration, and test of spacecraft hardware
- Experience with Python and common scientific/engineering packages
What we offer:
- A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
- An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
- Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
- A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, etc.)
- Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation buddy program)
- Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
- Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enabling you to focus
- Regular internal events for employees (e.g. sports events, team-building events, parties, etc.)
- A wide variety of best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission
Diversity& inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.
Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with ICEYE.
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