In-Space has a fun and dedicated team who value hard work, a positive attitude and solution-focused thinking.

We welcome applicants who will embrace their role and the flexibility required when working in a small company, and we reward dedication and results with a flexible environment to allow employees to flourish while meeting other requirements they may have in their lives.

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Current Vacancies

Salary £45 -£65K depending on skills and experience

As a DSP (Design Signal Processing) Engineer, you will need experience in definition and practical implementation of DSP algorithms running on embedded hardware platforms which are resource constrained. Some systems level experience is needed to derive and manage specific requirements and a pragmatic approaches to resolving technical issues is required.

This is an exciting role which will suit an enthusiastic, self-starting individual who is happy to take responsibility for a range of activities from technical studies, detailed design, development and test. They will be comfortable working with other technical specialists to deliver a wide range of projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. The successful individual will enjoy working as part of a team, is willing to flex their priorities to support others where necessary and is comfortable with a fast-paced environment. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners.

The role requires experience in designing, developing, building and testing RF systems with a particular emphasis on software defined radios (programmable software and logic) and signal processing, and a proven ability to manage risks and take pragmatic approaches to resolving technical issues.

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AIT Engineer

Salary £30k-£50k Depending on skills and experience

As an AIT (Assembly, Integration and Test) Engineer, you will be involved with the design, build and test activities for our satellite projects.

Responsibilities will include:
• Working within project team to plan testing and create procedures for subsystem and satellite level functional and environmental testing
• Working with systems to ensure requirements are managed appropriately
• Working with operations to ensure correct methods and software tools are applied
• Definition of test equipment and test configurations required for AIT and EVT activities
• Subsystem and full spacecraft integration and assembly;
• Interfacing with suppliers and managing supplier delivery;
• Ensuring safe handling and configuration control of spacecraft
• Designing, building and testing test, development and flight spacecraft harnesses;
• Performing functional, electrical, mechanical and environmental tests at subsystem and spacecraft level;
• Working with project teams to support mission/service delivery;
• Supporting import and export regulatory activities for equipment and spacecraft;
• Collaboration with project managers to provide inputs to schedules; risk management plans; budget management and other project artefacts as required;
• Supporting spacecraft operations.

You will report into the Head of Spacecraft Production and your work will be prioritised in discussion with them.

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Salary £40 -£42K depending on skills and experience

As a Software engineer, you will be an enthusiastic, self-starting individual who is happy to take responsibility for a range of activities from design and development to testing of software.

The main responsibilities will be the development of payload applications for spacecraft operations and the development of attitude and orbit control software for spacecraft. Additional responsibilities will include automating testing and simulation scenarios, and code review and management. The applicant need not have prior knowledge of either spacecraft systems or RF theory, but will need to be comfortable working with other technical specialists to deliver the required software.

The role requires experience in designing, developing and testing software systems, and a proven ability to manage risks and take pragmatic approaches to resolving software issues. While the primary responsibilities of the role lie in software delivery, the role may require some understanding of algorithm development and software/systems testing and they will be actively encouraged to maintain a current interest in space industry developments. The right attitude is equally as important as background and experience. You should be willing to work as part of a team, to flex priorities to support others where necessary and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will include:
– Derivation of technical requirements from Mission and System Level to subsystem level
– Assisting in the design of software architecture
– Development of bespoke control and application software from initial requirements
– Development of drivers and firmware for payload hardware
– Identifying and fixing software defects through software reviews, debugging and testing

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Salary £45 -£65K depending on skills and experience

As an RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer, you will have experience in systems level definition and management of RF systems from definition and design phase through to delivery and test, with a proven ability to manage risks and take pragmatic approaches to resolving technical issues.

This is an exciting role which will suit an enthusiastic, self-starting individual who is happy to take responsibility for a range of activities from technical studies, detailed design, development and test. They will be comfortable working with other technical specialists to deliver a wide range of projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. The successful individual will enjoy working as part of a team, is willing to flex their priorities to support others where necessary and is comfortable with a fast-paced environment. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners.

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Salary £40 – £60K per annum 

As a Systems Engineer, you will be happy to work on a range of activities from technical studies to small spacecraft systems and subsystems. You will be comfortable working as part of a team to deliver projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. You will enjoy working as part of a team, be willing to flex priorities to support others where necessary and be comfortable with a fast-paced environment. You will take pride in your work, and be able to present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners.

The role requires some knowledge and experience of designing, developing, building or operating small spacecraft, a willingness to learn and the ability to work with others to identify and resolve technical issues. The right attitude is equally as important as background and experience.

While the primary responsibilities of the role lie in project delivery, the role may require some bid support and other reasonable responsibilities as required by the business. You will be actively encouraged to maintain a current interest in space industry developments and are expected to pro-actively identify business/technology promotion opportunities.

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Salary £30 – £40K depending on skills and experience

As a Junior Project Manager you will be an enthusiastic, self-starting individual who is happy to work as part of a team to support the delivery of a mixture of technical and business projects. You will support customers from institutional, academic and commercial backgrounds as well as BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. The successful individual will thrive on challenges, is willing to flex their priorities to support others where necessary and is comfortable with a fast-paced environment. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners and work with a range of individuals with varying skills level.

Whilst the role requires an understanding in delivering technical projects, the right attitude is equally as important as background and experience.

As a Junior Project Manager, you will get involved in supporting our Project Managers across the entire project lifecycle, taking accountability for the successful delivery of major work packages within our projects with the aim of developing your skills and experience over time, and fully supporting your career progression in project management.

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Salary £45 – £75K per annum 

This is an exciting role which will suit an enthusiastic, self-starting individual who is happy to take responsibility for delivering a wide range of projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. The successful individual will enjoy working as part of a team, is willing to flex their priorities to support others where necessary and is comfortable with a fast-paced environment. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners.
The role requires experience in delivering technical projects and someone who understands the decisions and trade-offs which must be made to ensure successful delivery. The right attitude is equally as important as background and experience
While the primary responsibilities of the role lie in Technical Project Management and bid management, the role may require some business change management, project management consulting and other reasonable responsibilities in-line with your capabilities and experience as required by the business.

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Salary £23,500 per annum FTE

As our part time Administrator/ front of house receptionist you will be one of the first people our clients and contractors meet.

This is a wide-ranging role which will suit an enthusiastic and friendly person who enjoys working as part of a team. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners. It is primarily an office administration role but will involve elements of supporting project activities, assisting our Quality Manager and HR and Office Manager and acting as a main point of contact both face-to-face and for incoming calls.

Your responsibilities will include:
– providing reception services (greeting visitors, answering the phone etc);
– helping to ensure the smooth running of the office including: supporting office operations and procedures, designing filing systems, managing and ordering office and project supplies;
– monitoring office communications including shared inboxes, post, deliveries;
– supporting in document configuration control and delivery;
– meeting organization and preparation;
– arranging and managing travel bookings for the team;
– supporting preparation for industry events (i.e. conferences);
– supporting export control administration responsibilities;
– supporting in Quality management and assurance activities

You will report directly into the HR and Office Manager and your work will be prioritized in discussion with them.

Here at In-Space Missions, whilst we actively seek graduates to join our company, please note this is not a role for technical graduates to use as a “gateway” into an engineering role within the space sector.

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Salary £22 – £23K dependant on skills and experience 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-starting placement student, who is interested in applications of space technology, software configuration and administration, service design and service delivery management. You will be working closely with the ground segment, operations and system engineering teams to ensure the mission requirements are met.

You will be work as part of our space services team to deliver services to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. You will also provide support to In-Space colleagues using our service infrastructure and tools. You will be involved in administrating service software applications, assisting with the production of training materials, producing reports on service performance and identifying and implementing service improvements.

You will report to the Space Services Manager and work with them to prioritise and manage workload. Although the primary responsibilities of this placement involve supporting the delivery of space services to customers, you may occasionally be asked to participate in other projects as required by the business.

On joining In-Space, you will complete a 6-week training period during which you will become familiar with the services In-Space offer to customers, the service processes and service tools.

To succeed in this placement role, you will require logical thinking, numerical fluency, and an interest in how to make space services work for customers, a willingness to learn and the ability two work with others to identify and resolve technical issues.

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