Senior Systems Engineer [J 3120]



A degree educated systems engineer with extensive experience of working in the space industry and software engineering


To design, assess and document principally software based systems for space industry ground segment systems.

Responsibilities / Duties

Supporting all relevant projects as required. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding complex ground segment systems
  • Designing ground segment systems
  • Writing technical specifications for engineers
  • Writing technical proposals
  • Test planning for ground segment systems
  • Technical management of projects

Qualifications / Experience                 

  • Graduate qualified in a relevant degree: mathematics, physics, engineering
  • 5 years plus experience working as a systems engineer in the space industry

Essential Skills                                 

  • Systems engineering
  • Technical authoring
  • Good communicator
  • Knowledge of space craft systems
  • Knowledge of ground segment systems
  • Good knowledge of payload data processing

Desirable Skills

  • Software engineering


  • Comfortable in a technical customer facing role
  • Self-motivated and creative individual, actively seeking opportunities for the business
  • Positive, “can-do” approach
  • Willingness to adapt role to meet current needs
  • Encouraging and supportive of team co-workers                           

Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.                                     

Location of the position is Luton


Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including holiday, life assurance and a contributory pension scheme are offered to the successful candidate


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

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