System Engineers Call – CubeSat Project – CLOSED

Details:

“Systems engineering” is defined as a methodical, multi-disciplinary approach to the design, realization, technical management, operations, and retirement of a system.

As a SE (System Engineer) you will define the overall lifecycle of the system. This point covers not only short-term analysis but future plans. For example, currently, we are at an early stage of the project, doing preliminary design. But we are already thinking about how to perform those called Assembly Integration Verification and Testing Activities, to be done in later project phases.

You will bridge the project management activities with team leaders and team members, converting high-level project tasks into system design tasks and deliverables; you will provide to team leaders and team members the tools, worksheets, and guidelines to complete the tasks, systematically reviewing them (for example the requirements management, basic activity of systems engineering which drives the overall design of the system). 

SEs take care of document writing and review, Space engineering in plenty of documents to be written in order to align with the ECSS standards.

Positions Available:

We are searching for the following profiles:

Number of positions #1

Description:
  • Requirements identification: working with the whole team to identify the system’s needs and formalize them in terms of requirements
  • Requirements management: Collection of all the requirements of the mission on a suitable platform (Excel, AirTable, Capella…), dealing with the traceability of the requirements, their verification methods and so on.
  • Capella MBSE software and MBSE tools for model implementation and documents writing
  • Risks identification of the design that is being carried out, risks management and solution identification.
  • Study and implementation of ECSS standards and documentation preparation
Prerequisites:
  • Good knowledge of English required
  • Knowledge of space systems and subsystems, with particular interest towards cubesats applications
  • Preferably being enrolled in the bachelor of Aerospace Engineering or in the master of Space Engineering
  • Good knowledge of the space sector in terms of actors, components and operations.
  • General understanding of the system engineering discipline and its major task during a mission design process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of system engineering acronyms and their utilization
  • Experience with requirements management
  • Good knowledge of management tools: Word docs, Excel, AirTable…
  • Good technical communication skills in English are required with a good knowledge of technical writing tools (LaTex, Google Docs…)
Job specific:
  • Responsibility and awareness of decisions effects on system design: affecting of budgets, contacts and cubesat milestones 
  • Capella MBSE and MBSE methodology knowledge would be an asset
  • ECSS main standards and its utilization would be an asset
  • Previous experience in application of system engineering methodologies in space and non space-related fields would be an asset

Number of positions #2

Description:
  • Hardware management: manipulation and rules selection for utilization of the hardware
  • Management of Space standards: Clean Room & Clearness standard management and implementation
  • AIV plans: Definition of verification plans, breadboarding and prototypes selection
  • AIT plans: Definition of testing procedures for hardware and software, procurement of needed components and hardware
  • Identification of needed external and internal facilities to perform functional tests
Prerequisites:
  • Good knowledge of English required
  • Knowledge of space systems and subsystems, with particular interest towards cubesats applications
  • Preferably being enrolled in the bachelor of Aerospace Engineering or in the master of Space Engineering
  • Good knowledge of the space sector in terms of actors, components and operations.
  • General understanding of the system engineering discipline and its major task during a mission design process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of system engineering acronyms and their utilization
  • Experience with requirements management
  • Good knowledge of management tools: Word docs, Excel, AirTable…
  • Good technical communication skills in English are required with a good knowledge of technical writing tools (LaTex, Google Docs…)
Job specific:
  • Ability to read, understand and summarize technical papers and datasheets 
  • Knowledge and understanding of main procedures to verify and test space-related components 
  • Knowledge of interfaces and interconnections between hardware and cubesat components, their interaction and their utilization
  • Ability in working autonomously and perform detailed research on non-conventional topics
  • Previous experience in hardware management of delicate/specific hardware would be an asset
  • Experience in clean rooms or controlled environment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of connectors and cables types would be an asset

Location:

Milan, Italy*
* Please note that due to Covid-19 pandemic the job can be carried on remotely

General Notes:

  • Candidates must submit both Motivation Letter and CV in English only, in this section;
  • The application is possible as long as the position is published on the PoliSpace website;
  • There will be at least 2 rounds of the recruitment process:
       – CV and Motivation Letter evaluation;
       – An interview with successful candidates.
  • To allow shifts in the ranking, successful applicants will be asked to confirm their position right after their selection;
  • Successful applicants will be given one month to become familiar with their teammates and tasks. After this month their position can be permanently confirmed. In any case, it is possible to resign at any time. 

For any queries about the application process, please contact HR Department of PoliSpace at hr@polispace.it.

For technical questions reach instead: projects@polispace.it 

Benefits:

Getting a position in PoliSpace will lead you to:

    • Add value to your career acquiring several different skills related to your role
    • Collaborate and interact with Space Professionals from all over the world
    • Expand your network being in contact with Space companies and experts
    • Publish one or more paper(s) for conferences or on specialized journals
    • Receive an Official Certification of your role in the association and some customized gadgets

How to Apply:

The call has expired!

FAQ:

No. It is specified that you shall submit your documents in English.
No. All positions are open to all students, Bachelors and Masters from any department of Politecnico di Milano.
No. The proposed roles do not include the status of Executive Member. You will be in the Temporary division under the project Department as described at the beginning of the Application Guidelines Document.
As mentioned at the beginning of this document, after your selection, you will be asked to accept or decline the position. Given that, you can resign at any time during the course of the project without any consequences, provided that you have communicated your intentions at least one month before leaving. Meanwhile, remember that hand-overs due to graduation are expected, and it is strongly required to well document and report the milestones achieved. Indeed, before applying we remind you that we require serious engagements: the work and results of today will affect the achievement of tomorrow.

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