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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.

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.

SYSTEMS ENGINEER - D-ORBIT UK

We are looking for a systems engineer for our UK office. The candidate will be responsible for the entire product development lifecycle of space subsystems, leading feasibility study, prototyping, engineering, testing, and production, in coordination with the management and the production team. He or she will be the point of contact with the marketing and sales team, providing technical support in defining the marketing strategy and answering prospective customer’s questions. As the main interface with prospective clients, the systems engineer will participate in proposal writing and business development by providing the client’s point of view, ensuring the fulfilment of their needs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of space subsystems;

  • Supporting proposal writing;

  • Perform feasibility study, prototyping, engineering, testing, and production, in coordination with the production team;

  • Ensure that the product is properly documented;

  • Manage resource allocation in coordination with the management;

  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers;

  • Provide technical support to the sales and marketing team;

  • Answer prospective customer’s technical questions.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Three-year experience in subsystem and component development;

  • Professional knowledge of CAD design;

  • First-hand knowledge of systems engineering;

  • Hands-on experience in electro-mechanical prototyping.

Education

Engineering degree or equivalent.

Language

Good proficiency in the English language is required; other ESA languages are considered a plus.

PRODUCTION TEST ENGINEER

We are looking for a candidate to join the team as a test specialist. The candidate will be responsible for the definition and application of the test campaign for avionics. The activities include the definition of the test procedure, the identification of needed instruments and the application of the procedure on Engineering Models, Structural and Thermal Models, and Flight Models avionic.
Moreover, the candidate will work on the development of the test equipment needed to allow parallelization of the production

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Drawing up of test procedure for avionics;

  • Execution of electrical functional testing of avionics;

  • Be responsible for the development of test equipment;

  • Managing of internal electronics part list and Altium library;

  • Prepare the supply request for the avionics components;

  • Work with the manufacturing team for the development and sustaining of current products;

  • Be responsible for the design of electronic boards for the test equipment from requirements to the schematic definition, procedure management, and test execution.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience with Altium designer tool;

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

  • 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.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Electronics or equivalent practical experience.

Language

A good proficiency in the English language is required

BUSINESS DEVELOPER - D-ORBIT UK

We are looking for a senior business developer for our UK office. The candidate will be responsible for promoting D-Orbit’s products and solutions in the UK market. He or she will develop marketing strategies and sales campaigns for the private sector and pursue funding opportunities in the institutional and defense sectors, in coordination with the Italian HQ.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Promote and market D-Orbit solutions in the UK;

  • Establish commercial relationships within the commercial space industry;

  • Identify funding opportunities within the institutional and defense space sector, leading the proposal process;

  • Develop marketing and sales strategies in coordination with the Italian HQ;

  • Lead sales campaigns;

  • Set and track performance metrics​.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Five-year experience in an equivalent position;

  • First-hand experience of the UK institutional space market, with successful fundraising experience;

  • Deep understanding of the space sector;

  • Familiarity with the various national space programs;

  • Knowledge of key technologies and market trends;

  • Understanding of military and defense market;

  • Knowledge of the industry and space programs,

  • UK Security clearance is a plus.

Education

Higher education in business and management, engineering, or equivalent disciplines.

Language

Good proficiency in the English language is required; other ESA languages are considered a plus.

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.

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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