Systems Engineer Intern

Open Cosmos
Didcot, UK/Remote
Added: March 26, 2024
Working for Open Cosmos

Aim high, go beyond! At Open Cosmos we are solving the world’s biggest challenges from space, providing businesses, governments and researchers access to more readily available information than ever before - ready for the challenge? Then read on…

Working in the Systems Team

The systems team focuses on designing, developing and verifying space missions ranging from Scientific and Tech Demo to Commercial Earth Observation and beyond. Our system engineers are involved in the whole mission lifecycle from bid support through to launch and orbital operations.

What will you be doing?


You will be supporting the team managing all engineering aspects of our space missions from requirements capture through to concept definition, design, implementation, all levels of testing and orbital operations support. This may include, but not limited to getting hands on with the following:

  • Requirements management
  • Mission analysis
  • System budgets
  • Interfaces definition
  • Procedure writing
  • Carrying out tests

You will get the chance to not only carry out this analysis, but also to propose and develop improvements.

What you need to be successful

  • Familiarity with space mission design and analysis.
  • Good knowledge of the satellite subsystems: power system, on-board data handling, AOCS, comms, propulsion, mechanical, thermal.
  • Can do approach and problem solving skills.
  • You’ll be communicating a lot, so be confident in speaking, listening and writing, sometimes within large groups including customers.
  • Our Company operates in a dynamic environment, so be ready to adapt to change and learn quickly.