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D-Orbit SpA  I  Viale Risorgimento, 57 22073 Fino Mornasco, Como, Italy  I  +39 02 3792 0900  I  info@dorbit.space

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D-Orbit offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic team in which freedom is equal to responsibility. We are looking for motivation, passion for space and resilience. If you are a talented person, who loves challenges, not afraid to work hard, able to quickly recover from mistakes and day-by-day issues, and ready to keep our team pace, D-Orbit is the place for you.

You can find the positions that are currently open in our Company below. If you don't find anything that fits your profile but you would still like to be considered for the future,  send us your application anyway! We're always looking for bright new minds to add to our team.

Apply to D-Orbit by sending an email at recruitment@dorbit.space, and providing us with your CV.

Thank you for your interest in D-Orbit. We'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible, even in case your profile should not be a perfect fit.

SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

We are looking for a software test engineer to join our growing team by adding exciting new capabilities to our test suites.  You will become part of a dynamic software design group and take a leading role in the testing environment within this by making continuous improvements to drive forwards and excel in the activities in this area. 

Within a continuous integration environment, you will design, deploy and maintain automated tests.  Improving and developing new test architectures to add additional capabilities will also be a key part of this.  Through these activities and by working with the key stakeholders in the development process you will validate new features and provide a lasting impact for the team's output.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Design and development of automated test scripts and code

  • Validation of features including integration with software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop test suites

  • Deployment of tests into a continuous integration environment

  • Creation and maintenance of test infrastructure, tools, equipment and test harnesses as needed

  • Generation and monitoring of suitable metrics to assess the level and quality of test coverage

  • Act as a champion for the software test area by proactively finding areas for improvement and driving the development of new infrastructure, tools, and best practices

  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience developing tests and automation within a C, C++ and/or MATLAB development environment.

  • Experience with test-driven development

  • Knowledge of test methodologies, authoring test plans, development of test cases and debugging issues.

  • Proficient with script development for automation in Python or any similar.

  • Understanding and appreciation of interfacing with C based applications for embedded software targets

  • Familiarity with using any Linux based distribution and appreciation of application development

  • Familiarity with typical software development methodology and release versioning processes

  • Familiarity with GIT versioning system or any similar DVCS

  • The capability of working in autonomy and also within a team setting to meet tight schedules

  • Resilience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively

  • Experience using and deploying test automation tools or build automation tools is considered a plus (such as Jenkins, TestComplete, etc.)

Education

Bachelor or higher engineering degree, in any relevant area such as electronic engineering, aerospace, computer science or automation.

 

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

SYSTEM ENGINEER - AIV

As part of D-Orbit system engineering team for the Assembly, Integration and Verification, you will follow at system-level the whole lifecycle of D-Orbit’s spacecraft, focusing mainly on AIV activities. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with D-Orbit’s manufacturing team and all subsystem designers, you will be tasked with assembling and testing our Engineering Models, Structural and Thermal Models, and Flight Models. You will support the design and verification of the Ground Segment, manage and carry out launch campaign at the launch site, and support the flight operations team before and during on-orbit operations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Overall spacecraft and subsystems verification plans definitions, maintenance, and control;

  • Carry out Assembly, Integration, and Verification of spacecraft and subsystems at all levels, holding responsibility for spacecraft model (from Engineering Models to Flight Models) AIV;

  • Support systems design implementing design-for-maintainability guidelines;

  • Interfacing with all subsystems and teams during AIV phases;

  • Execution of launch campaign;

  • Support to LEOP and orbital operations;

  • Authoring of Technical documents.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • At least two years of working experience in a relevant field;

  • Knowledge of System Engineering and system-level knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems;

  • Knowledge of data busses architectures;

  • Experience with data interfaces such as i2c, SPI, CAN, RS422/485;

  • Hands-on experience with typical electronic laboratory equipment and tools;

  • Proficient in working in a Linux environment;

  • Experience in spacecraft AIV process;

  • Knowledge in CubeSat Space Protocol is a strong asset;

  • Knowledge in ESA PUS is a strong asset;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team.

Education

University degree preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Automation Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering.

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

SPACE STRUCTURE ENGINEER

As Space Structure Engineer, you will follow the full design of space structures, assemblies, and components, from scratches to final executives. You will take care of CAD design of all parts related to typical spacecraft missions, including primary structures, secondary structures for electronics and appendages, mechanism and related components, MGSE tools and AIV jigs. Your job will also entail structural analysis against spacecraft environmental loads, thermal analysis of mechanical assemblies and kinematics analysis of mechanism, and manufacturability assessment of parts and assembly, including high-precision assembly (1/10 mm or lower), thermal treatments, surface treatments and other special processes related to both traditional aerospace and innovative metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) sectors. You will also be required to follow the development of executive drawings to interface with external suppliers, coordinate with designers and developers of all areas of the engineering and manufacturing teams during the design of complex parts, and develop and manage technical documentation related to parts and assemblies, including bill of material and work-cycles. Finally, you will provide technical support to the engineering, procurement and manufacturing teams during procurement, manufacturing and verification activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conceptual design of parts and assembly starting from system requirements;

  • Technical trade-off between architectures to identify best candidates according to high-level criteria, such as mass optimization and stiffness;

  • Detailed design including components selection, mechanical tolerances, manufacturing assessment, and assembly integration procedure;

  • Analytical and/or FEM structural verification of space structures against operational loads and launch loads, including quasi-static loads, sinusoidal vibrations, random vibrations, and shock;

  • Bolted junction’s structural verification and margin of safety calculation;

  • Kinematics analysis of mechanism and verification of actuation/non-actuation margins;

  • Interface with system engineering area and iteration of design activities to achieve requirements;

  • Develop and management of the complete documentation related to the part/assembly, including executive drawings, bill-of-material, work-cycle, technical specifications for special processes, etc.;

  • Technical interface to the quality and procurement teams towards external suppliers, including in-situ inspection at the supplier premise;

  • Support to the engineering and manufacturing teams during prototyping and integration activities, including physical presence during assembly and testing phase;

  • Develop Technical Reports at program milestones.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Knowledge of Structural Mechanics and Structural Analysis;

  • Experience in conceptual and CAD design activities; PTC CREO knowledge is a plus;

  • Experience in analytical and FEM structural verification activities; MSC package knowledge is a plus;

  • Experience in aerospace manufacturing standard and processes; knowledge of metal AM processes is a plus;

  • Experience in product documentation management of parts and assembly;

  • Knowledge of space structure design, analysis and test philosophy as per applicable standards (ECSS, NTSS, etc.);

  • Three-to-five years of working experience in relevant fields;

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team;

  • Willingness to learn.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

 

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

AOCS ENGINEER

As AOCS Engineer, you will follow AOCS-related activities on D-Orbit spacecraft, following the whole subsystem lifecycle, including algorithms development, testing, and deployment. You will be asked to design and develop the subsystem, coordinating with system engineering; manage technical data exchanges with suppliers;  follow prototyping and engineering activities up to subsystem qualification. You will also take part in AIV of flight model and support operations from mission setup to in-flight AOCS testing and maintenance.

The strong initial focus of this position will be precise real-time orbit determination and control, with applications to proximity operations or Earth Observation missions.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Top-level design and requirements definition, starting from mission and payload requirements;

  • Detailed AOCS system and operation design and verification, coordinating with the rest of the spacecraft system and subsystems;

  • Subsystem modules, sensors and actuators definition, and procurement. Activities might include design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing of in-house developed hardware or technical support to the selection, procurement and acceptance of third-party supplied items;

  • AOCS mode, algorithm, and control design;

  • Development and simulation of AOCS determination and control algorithm;

  • Support to orbital operations of AOCS subsystem;

  • Authoring of Technical documents.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Knowledge of spacecraft System Engineering;

  • At least two years of working experience in AOCS/GNC or Ph.D. education in relevant subjects;

  • Proficiency with online and offline system estimation and model identification techniques;

  • Proficiency with control techniques;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team and individually;

  • Knowledge of precise orbit determination and control is a strong plus;

  • Experience in CubeSat and/or Minisat projects is a strong plus.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in Aerospace/Space Engineering or Automation Engineering.

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

SPACECRAFT HELMSMAN/HELMSWOMAN (SPACEFLIGHT OPERATIONS ENGINEER)

As Spacecraft Helmsman/Helmswoman you will be tasked with commanding and controlling D-Orbit’s Fleet of Carriers and Reconnaissance and Servicing Vessels. From our own mission control center, you will conduct end-to-end mission operations, from launch to final deorbiting, including flight dynamics planning and maneuvers execution. Failure detections and recovery, telemetry post-processing, operations planning, and execution are also part of D-Orbit’s Spaceflight Operations team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support to top-level design and requirements definition, starting from mission and payload requirements;

  • Detailed operations requirements and design definitions;

  • Interfacing with all subsystems and software team to define use cases, on-ground and on-orbit operations;

  • Support to system AIV and launch campaign;

  • On-orbit operations procedures definitions and verification,

  • On-orbit operations planning and execution throughout the missions;

  • Flight dynamics maintenance and maneuver planning;

  • Anomaly identification and resolution;

  • Authoring of Technical documents;

Qualifications and Requirements

  • At least 2 years of working experience in relevant space engineering domain (e.g. system engineering, flight operations, AIV/AIT, ground segment engineering);

  • Knowledge of System Engineering, Orbital and Attitude Dynamics;

  • Knowledge of Spaceflight Operations;

  • Knowledge in scripting languages (Python) and processing tools (MATLAB);

  • Knowledge of Ground Segment architectures;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team and individually;

  • Experience in spaceflight operations and/or AIV processes is a strong plus;

  • Knowledge of spaceflight dynamics and maneuver planning is a strong plus;

  • Familiarity with On-Board Control Procedures concepts is a plus.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in Aerospace/Space Engineering.

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

We are looking for an application software engineer to join our team.  You will become part of a growing software design group responsible for the delivery of flight software components across a range of embedded and high-performance applications.

Within a continuous integration environment, you will contribute to the entire application lifecycle with a focus on the specification, design, deployment, test, integration, and maintenance of software features.  Improving and developing new features to shared libraries, adding additional capabilities to existing flight applications, will also be a key part of this.  Through these activities and by working with the key stakeholders in the development process you will deliver exciting new features and directly support on-going spacecraft operations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding, debugging and integration with the flight hardware;

  • Validation of features including integration with software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop test suites.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience delivering application software in any C-family language;

  • Knowledge of networking utilities in a Unix environment and appreciation of the development and debugging of user applications with a networking interface (e.g Wireshark);

  • Understanding and appreciation of interfacing with low-level C applications for embedded software targets is considered an advantage;

  • Knowledge of real-time operating systems (such as RTEMS or FreeRTOS) and/or operating systems targeted for embedded applications (such as any embedded Linux) is considered an advantage;

  • Experience using and configuring any common build toolchains or similar development environment (such as ANT, WAF, AVR Studio, Visual Studio, etc.);

  • Familiarity with using any Linux based distribution and appreciation of application development;

  • Familiarity with typical software development methodology and release versioning processes;

  • Familiarity with Git versioning system or any similar DVCS;

  • Experience with test-driven development;

  • Ability to work autonomously;

  • Resilience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to work hard in a team setting to meet tight schedules;

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively.

Education

Bachelor or higher engineering degree, in any relevant area such as electronic engineering, aerospace, computer science or automation.

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

HARDWARE ENGINEER

We are looking for a candidate to join our Hardware Engineering team and actively follow board Electronic design. Deal with Electronic design from requirements definition to schematic entry. Support the System, Manufacturing and Mechanical engineering teams throughout the full product development life-cycle, supporting PCB outline, component placement, and routing process. Follow technical data exchange with suppliers and support manufacturing during board assembly and test. Participate in other HW Engineering activities involving both requirements definition, electrical design, verification, and testing.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the design of electronic boards from requirements to the schematic definition, procedure management, and test coordination;

  • Lead PCB outline, layer setup, component placement and signal routing requirements for Power, Digital and Mixed-Signals applications;

  • Lead interface with PCB services suppliers;

  • Keep up with and know industry and space standards and technologies;

  • Work with Hardware Engineers and manufacturing teams for the development and sustaining of current products.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Work experience of at least 3 years in space/automotive/medical industries;

  • Experience with Altium designer tool;

  • Experience with Spice simulation tool;

  • Experienced with state-of-the-art PCB design tools and methodology;

  • Proficient with high-speed, mixed-signal and power conversion design;

  • Proficient in using electronic lab instruments (oscilloscope, multimeter, spectrum analyzer, power supply, electronic load, etc);

  • Knowledge of common electronic interfaces like CAN, SPI, I2C, RS-422, RS-485, Space-Wire, MIL-1553;

  • Proficient with common ECSS standard electronic analyses like PSA, WCA and FMEA/FMECA.

  • A self-starter and highly motivated with strong organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team and individually;

  • Knowledge of ECSS PCB mastering rules is a plus;

  • Knowledge of VHDL is a plus;

  • Knowledge of RF mastering is a plus.

Education

MSc degree in Electronics or equivalent practical experience.

 

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

PROJECT MANAGERS

We are looking for project managers to be integrated into the D-Orbit PM team. This position offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment inside one of the fastest-growing companies in the high tech industry. As a PM, you will be responsible for planning, monitoring, and managing company projects, ranging from the strategic planning of activities to their implementation and control. Your job will also require you to draft, edit, and deliver proposals for grant applications or budgets and support data for the sales department. Your function will also require significant interaction with other Company departments, such as Technical, Sales, Administration, Purchase, Production, and Quality.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties (whenever applicable) for the flawless execution of projects;

  • Ensure that the projects are delivered on time, within the scope and within budget;

  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders;

  • Develop detailed project plans to track progress and measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques;

  • Perform risk management;

  • Implement and manage change when necessary to meet project outputs;

  • Proposal drafting and delivery as support to the sales team.

  • Produce tools in Excel and Microsoft Project to support current and future Project Management Activities;

  • Additional duties may be assigned, as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Technical background, with conceptual understanding or hands-on experience in space technologies;

  • At least three years of experience in project coordination and management;

  • Experience in aerospace projects gained from structured and dynamic environments;

  • Knowledge of project management techniques;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team and individually;

  • Leadership, management, and team coordination skills;

  • Good Knowledge of PM software tools like Microsoft Project;

  • PMP certification is a plus.

Education

Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent), preferably in Space Engineering or Management Engineering.

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT - INTERNSHIP

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded

  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices

  • Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations

  • Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as assigned

  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed

  • Assist senior accountants in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings

  • Assist with other accounting projects

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Basic experience as a junior accountant

  • Good organizing abilities

  • Great attention to detail

  • Good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software (e.g. SAP)

Education

Bachelor's degree in Economics

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

As Procurement Manager, you will have to purchase goods or services for D-Orbit to use or sell; your duties will entail ensuring that D-Orbit obtains quality products for competitive prices in a timely fashion. You will also play an integral role in ensuring the company will stick to budgets and operates profitably. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs;

  • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times;

  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company;

  • Identifies and researches potential new suppliers;

  • Researches new products and services to meet the company's goals;

  • Assesses the total costs of company purchases;

  • Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels;

  • Oversees a team of purchasing agents;

  • Reports to the Head of Procurement.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • People Person;

  • Good at Networking;

  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills;

  • Data Analysis;

  • Superior Organizational Skills;

  • Good Business Instincts;

  • Mathematics Skills;

  • Good Negotiator;

  • Financial Analysis Skills;

  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures;

  • Logistics Skills;

  • Preferred knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management, Inventory Management, Financial Analysis, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning, and General Office Programs);

  • Preferred specialized Industry Knowledge;

  • Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer.

Education

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Applied Science, or a Related Field

Language

Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

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