Systems Engineer

Open Cosmos
Didcot, UK
Added: March 27, 2024
Working for Open Cosmos

Aim high, go beyond!

At Open Cosmos we are solving the world’s biggest challenges from space, providing businesses, governments and researchers access to more readily available information than ever before - ready for the challenge? Then read on…

Working in the Systems Team

The successful candidate will be joining Open Cosmos’ systems team and will be responsible to technically manage the development and implementation of satellite missions to fulfil the company needs as well as feeding onto the product roadmap to continuously improve our services with a very customer centric attitude.

What will you be doing?


The following reflects Open Cosmos definition of essential deliverables and activities for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Open Cosmos may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons:

  • Lead the delivery of space missions being the mission technical responsible.
  • Coordinate different technical teams to deliver a consistent technical solution.
  • Produce and manage requirements and verification plans.
  • Perform system level analysis, calculations and trade-offs.
  • Create and implement MBSE methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Deliver FMECA and FDIR analysis.
  • Support bid work, sales team, mission and operations teams, customer support or any other teams within the company with technical information and documentation related to systems engineering.
  • Commit to fulfil customer requirements and expectations and managing communication with suppliers.

What you need to be successful

  • As a Systems Engineer, you will need strong knowledge of all aspects of the subsystems and mission to enable independent decision making and continuous improvement programmes
  • As we said, you’ll be delivering a space mission so strong knowledge of satellite systems engineering is essential, ideally you would have seen the full cycle of a space mission from conception to end of life.
  • You’ll be performing mission analysis and system design, so be ready to manage requirements and utilise MBSE tools, implement FMECA and design FDIR, manage system budgets and define CONOPs.
  • To coordinate other technical teams involved in the design process you should have a good knowledge of the satellite subsystems: power system, on-board data handling, AOCS, comms, propulsion, mechanical, thermal.
  • You’ll be communicating a lot, so be confident in speaking, listening and writing, sometimes within large groups including customers.
  • Our company operates in a dynamic environment, so be ready to adapt to change and learn quickly.