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Space

The private Space sector is relatively young. The decommissioning of the Space Shuttle Programme was an opportunity for private businesses to support NASA with its operations both in orbit and beyond.

Elsewhere in the world organisations are pioneering new satellite technologies, unmanned probes and innovative new ways to combat space junk.

KDC Resource are proud to be working with a number of these organisations providing highly skilled technical talent into Flight Dynamics, AOCS, Earth Observation, GNSS, Mission Operations, Ground Segment and Payload.

Our specialist recruitment consultants are actively searching for industry leading professionals to fulfil roles at all levels including Systems Engineers, Payload Engineers, AOCS Engineers, Product Assurance Engineers, RF Engineers and Control Engineers.

Or if you’d like to partner with KDC to support your talent search then click here to learn more.


Live Space Jobs

  • Navigation Engineer

    Navigation Engineer - Harwelll

    Are you a Navigation Engineer with a background in Navigation of different spacecraft looking for a progressive position in a satellite communications company? You should be able to use GNSS constellation signals, inter-satellite ranging signals and others? KDC are working on a position that could offer you a challenging role based in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

    Responsibilities:
    Participation on the analysis and design of navigation functionalities, modelling and testing.
    Navigation simulators (including sensors modelling) building, tailoring and set-up.

    At least, master thesis or similar dedicated to related aspects with 0 - 2 years experience

    Required Knowledge
    • GNSS based absolute and relative navigationAdvanced
    • Inter-satellite links (ranging/communication)Medium
    • GNSS and RF antennas calibrationMedium
    • Navigation filtering (Kalman filters and others)Advanced
    • Matlab/SimulinkMedium
    Valuable Knowledge
    • Presentation skillsMedium
    • System engineeringBasic


    If this position is something of interest, please send through your CV and call 01202 596366 to speak to Eugene.

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140544
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  • Space Control Engineer

    Are you an Space Control Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for design, simulation, purchase and implementation of high reliability pointing acquisition and tracking system for a laser communication system.

    Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Development of full control system architecture simulation to investigate trade-offs and inform subsystem requirements.
    • Characterise motion and disturbances of payload platform. This will include planning, execution, documentation of tests.
    • Aiding in definition, implementation and conduction of test and verification plans for pointing of communication subsystem as well as control of airborne platform.
    • Comparison and selection of components, sensors and actuators including supplier management as required.
    • Participate in technical reviews

    Required skills/experience:
    • Experience implementing complex control systems in an aerospace or communications context.
    • Relevant practical experience using applicable sensors and hardware (e.g. attitude sensors, Inertial sensors and GNSS), algorithms, actuation systems.
    • Space industry experience, and/or experience with high reliability PAT systems.
    • Extensive programming experience in MATLAB/SIMULINK, C/C++. Python desirable.
    • Strong mathematical ability including pure mathematics, linear algebra, statistics and numerical methods.
    • Educated to BSc level (or equivalent) in Control Engineering or related subject.
    • Proficient English, positive attitude, self-driven and interested in working in a start-up environment
    • Independent, quick learner, can structure and show initiatives to thoroughly evaluate and solve problems from different angles, proactively push progress forward

    Desirable additional skills/experience:
    • Experience implementing RTOS.
    • Experience using Windows and Linux.
    • Experience working on Cubesat projects, UAV, HAPS projects.

    What they can offer in return:
    • They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
    • You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
    • Bonus and equity for excellent impact
    • Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
    • Travel and training bursaries, as needed
    • Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
    • The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

    Please get in contact!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140175
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  • Space Communication

    Are you an Electronics Design Engineer within Space Communications and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that has some technical leadership experience within the space environment, responsible for conducting trade off analysis to inform payload design and optimisation.
    Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Responsible for the design, development of a high data rate free optical communication detector and data management system for an airborne payload.
    • Design, assembly of electrical and data subsystems for a nanosatellite laser communication terminal.
    • Verify designs through simulation and laboratory to ensure they meet requirements, working with AIT lead.
    • Design and manufacturing of test equipment, working closely with AIT lead. Analysis of test data and testing equipment, subsystems as required.
    • Planning, completing and documenting validation and qualification testing of new designs.
    • Managing external subcontractors where appropriate

    Required skills/experience:
    • Experience developing high speed electronics architecture for communication applications, ideally in a space environment.
    • Practical experience with digital signal processing methods, hardware, design.
    • Experience designing, testing PCBs. Electronic circuits design, review and component procurement, ideally for a space environment.
    • FPGA design, programming and integration experience for aerospace application.
    • Experience developing electrical subsystems for space environment
    • Proficient English, positive attitude, self-driven and interested in working in a start-up environment.
    • Independent, quick learner, can structure and show initiatives to thoroughly evaluate and solve problems from different angles, proactively push progress forward

    Desirable additional skills/experience:
    • Soldering to Space industry standards (Certification would be a plus).
    • Experience designing, implementing free space optical communication systems and relevant electronics, particularly intensity modulation methods (OOK, PPM, PAM), detection, noise reduction, signal processing, interleaving, forwards error correction.
    • Systems engineering experience, exposure.

    What they can offer in return:
    • They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
    • You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
    • Bonus and equity for excellent impact
    • Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
    • Travel and training bursaries, as needed
    • Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
    • The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

    Please get in contact!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140174
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  • Mechanical Design Engineer

    Are you a Mechanical Design Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for trade-off analysis of payload mechanical and electromechanical design for communication payloads and working closely with systems engineering.

    Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Preliminary and detailed design of payload enclosures, telescope mechanical assemblies, high precision actuation mechanisms for space and airborne environments.
    • Design and manufacturing of test equipment, working closely with AIT personnel.
    • Clear and concise technical presentation of work to the team and mentoring/teaching of junior staff.
    • Planning, completing and documenting validation and qualification testing of new designs.
    • Participating in Design Reviews throughout each phase of payload development.
    • Design and create technical 3D CAD models and 2D manufacturing drawings.
    • Managing and meeting cost and weight targets

    Required skills/experience:
    • Extensive experience using professional CAD software (Solidwoks, AutoCAD, other). Solidworks preferred.
    • Experience developing a thermal optomechanical systems.
    • Experience developing mechanical, optomechanical systems for space environments.
    • Experience with active and passive TCS hardware.
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.

    Desirable additional skills/experience:
    • Experience performing include Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics analysis of designs.
    • Experience with Matlab and software. Other programming languages are desirable.
    • Knowledge of icing problems in an aerospace context.
    • Proven track record of problem solving for thermal systems in an aerospace context.
    • Experience using simulation tools one of (ANSYS, CFD, Inventor) to simulate complex thermal and mechanical problems. ANSYS preferred.
    • Experience working on Cubesat projects, UAV, HAPS projects.

    What they can offer in return:
    • They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
    • You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
    • Bonus and equity for excellent impact
    • Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
    • Travel and training bursaries, as needed
    • Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
    • The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

    Please get in contact!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140178
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  • Lead Optical Design Engineer

    Are you a Lead Optical Design Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for end-to-end design of optical subsystems as well as simulation development of optical systems from concept all the way through to manufacture.

    Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Integration and demonstration for a laser communication terminal.
    • Ownership of design documentation for optical subsystems.
    • Aiding in requirements and architecture definition including trade analysis.
    • Working with AIT engineer to define and implement assembly and integration procedures for optical subsystems
    • Working with AIT engineer to define and implement test procedures for optical subsystems.

    Required skills/experience:
    • Experience designing and developing optical systems within the space industry, using Zemax with system optimisation (Sequential, non-sequential desirable).
    • Experience with optical calibration and alignment, and procedure definition. Opto-mechanical design and analysis for mass constrained systems. Integration of optical systems into products, payloads. Validation and verification of optical systems including testing.
    • Understanding of key performance characteristics of laser, receiver for optical communication. Experience with requirements definition and trade-off analysis for optical systems.
    • Familiarity/awareness of laser safety, regulations and clean room maintenance.
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in applied optics or Physics (optics) and 3+ years related work experience.
    • Positive attitude and, self-driven and interested in working in a start-up environment. Independent, quick learner, can structure and show initiatives to thoroughly evaluate and solve problems from different angles.

    Desirable additional skills/experience:
    • Hands on lab experience working with IR lasers.
    • Experience designing for manufacture.
    • Strong focus on delivery.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    What they can offer in return:
    • They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
    • You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
    • Bonus and equity for excellent impact
    • Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
    • Travel and training bursaries, as needed
    • Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
    • The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

    Please get in contact!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140176
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