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AOCS Engineer – Delft

About this role:

We are looking for an AOCS Engineer to join our busy Engineering team, based in Delft to support a diverse range of activities.

The purpose of the role is to design, implement and test attitude and orbital control sub-systems (AOCS) and algorithms for small satellite missions to cost, quality, safety, and time parameters.

This opportunity is ideal for someone looking for responsibility and development opportunities of a technical nature in a dynamic, fast paced working environment with exciting projects and challenging schedules.

You will have proven experience from regulated industries with the desire to grow your knowledge and expertise, while adding value to our current ways of working. You will be happy to get involved and learn from the project!  We also support activities across the Group so there is plenty of opportunities for cross-site collaboration.

It is an exciting opportunity to be part of existing projects where your work literally ends up in space!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform design, modelling, implementation, and testing of attitude and orbit control systems for nano and small satellites.
  • Create AOCS requirements from top-level specification
  • Work from system requirements to space qualified products being launched into space
  • Integration of the software with other hardware and/or software modules
  • Execution of validation and verification tests
  • Code version control
  • Application maintenance, problem analysis and bug fixing
  • Help prepare software tasks and breakdown of work for planning
  • Develop and maintain technical design documentation including requirements capture, technical descriptions and user manuals
  • Support business development activities by collaborating with potential clients to elicit technical requirements and assess feasibility for proposals.


Skills required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency in the following languages: Python, C/C++, Linux, Gitlab, Matlab
  • Proficiency in working with embedded software
  • Strong capabilities in performing specification, architecture, verification and validation
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage time, work within a team and work autonomously when required
  • Communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently as well as to effectively collaborate within cross cultural teams
  • Demonstrates ownership of problems and works towards finding solutions
  • Ability to make good decisions under highly demanding, dynamic environment
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload in dynamic environment with tight deadlines
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft software
  • Proficient in English, both verbally and written


Skills desired:

  • Experience working on spacecraft AOCS



AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments, and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. This data has a vast range of applications, from weather forecasting to precision farming to environmental monitoring, and is essential to improving our quality of life on Earth.

Our growing capabilities bring together three divisions:

  • Space Data as a Service – delivering data from space directly to customers
  • Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
  • Space products and components – a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components, and sensors

AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.

Some of our clients include Horizon Technologies, Orbcomm, NSLComm, OHB Sweden, Intuitive Machines, Orbital Micro Systems, the United States Airforce Academy, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency and NASA.

AAC Clyde Space Group consists of the parent company AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) and subsidiaries in Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa and the USA.  Our main operations are in these five countries, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.

AAC Clyde Space’s share is traded on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market.

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Right to Work

AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU or the country in which they plan to work. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to AAC Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in that country before you start work.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to create a positive recruitment and selection experience across every part of our business. The company is committed to handling applications to a consistently high standard and all candidates with dignity and respect. Those involved in the recruitment and selection process will act with integrity, objectivity and professionalism.   We are committed to equal opportunities for all and to have diversity reflected within our global workforce. We believe its diversity and inclusion will allow for greater creativity and innovation to help AAC Clyde Space Group deliver the vision to help improve life on earth.

Openness to Flexible Working

We recognise work-life balance is important so we are open to discussions around flexible working, depending on the nature of the role and business needs.  If you would like to know more, please ask the Hiring Manager during any recruitment process that you may be involved in.


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