SPACE SYSTEMS engineer – uppsala


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’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and technically minded systems engineer to contribute to our design of state-of-the-art satellite subsystems, with an emphasis on electronics and software engineering. The candidate should show strong aptitude, share our enthusiasm for systems engineering for space applications.  This is a full-time role for an experienced Systems Engineer who can work to deliver our next range of subsystems for satellite projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Space related subsystems concept design & trade studies
  • Perform role of systems technical lead for new product development, co-ordinating inputs from other engineering disciplines
  • Requirements and verification management
  • Control interfaces within the spacecraft platform and with customer payloads
  • Communicate regular technical updates to the customer(s)
  • Support assembly, integration and test, during integration of spacecraft, to ensure requirements are met and any non-conformances are assessed
  • Define concept of operations to control and operate the Spacecraft systems
  • Support Business Development team with technical input to proposals.

Skills required:

A successful candidate will have relevant experience in several of the following areas:

  • Candidate should be educated to at least Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, science, or maths
  • Ability to work as part of a team of engineers to deliver work packages to time, cost and quality
  • Knowledge of electronics and/or software
  • Solid experience working as a system engineer within the space industry or similar (note: experience of other disciplines within industry sector will also be considered)
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally with customers to elicit requirements and manage expectations.
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Design for Manufacture and Design for Test awareness
  • Reliability design analyses

Skills Desirable:

  • A knowledge or awareness of ESA ECSS standards (or equivalent international standards relevant to Space engineering)
  • Experience with 1 or more of the software items below:
  • Requirements management tools, i.e. IBM DOORS, Valispace or similar
  • CAD software, ie. SolidWorks
  • Numerical computing environments, i.e. MATLAB, Python
  • Model based engineering tools
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Knowledge of ESA quality management is considered a bonus

This position is available to fill immediately. Applicants are encouraged to reply promptly with CV and cover letter, in English or Swedish.

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