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System Engineer

European Space Agency


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the frontier of space exploration with ESA as a System Engineer shaping the future of cargo and crew transport


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ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands - Resident assignment to EAC, Cologne, Germany

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In-person- Noordwijk Netherlands,Troisdorf Germany

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is at the forefront of global space exploration, driving innovation and progress. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, ESA is an exciting place to work, offering the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking missions and technologies in the realm of human and robotic space travel.

  • Participate in the development of the LEO Cargo Return Service, contributing to missions to the ISS and future commercial space stations.
  • Engage with the evolution of cargo and potential crew transportation services to the Gateway in cislunar space.
  • A Master's degree in science or engineering is essential.
  • Adaptability, strong communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively are critical.
  • International experience and knowledge in GNC, software/avionics, or rendez-vous and re-entry project involvement are highly valued.
  • Fluency in English or French, with additional language skills beneficial.

ESA offers a competitive salary (A2 - A4 scale), a dynamic working environment, and is keen to support individuals with disabilities. To apply, candidates must be nationals from specified member states and able to comply with European and US export control regulations. The recruitment process may include selection tests.

We are the European Space Agency, an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

The Role: As a System Engineer, you will be a member of the LEO Cargo Return Service (LCRS) Team within the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration (HRE) Programmes. You will be responsible for systems engineering activities for the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Cargo Return Service development and demonstration mission(s) to the ISS, potential future services to commercial space stations in LEO and the potential evolution to a crew transportation service or cargo return service to and from the Gateway in cislunar space.

Job Requirements: A master's in a scientific or engineering discipline is required. You should have the ability to adapt to new working methods and environments. You must be able to build supportive working relationships, communicate effectively and contribute to fostering positive attitudes to change and thus to the success of an innovative programme. Previous international experience, i.e. outside your home country, as well as experience in diverse functional areas relevant to the activities of ESA, would be an asset. Experience in GNC, software/avionics or in development projects involving rendez-vous and re-entry would be an asset.

Benefits: We offer a competitive salary classified A2 - A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

Application Details: Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process.

Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


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