System - RAMS Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Bordeaux

Your mission
Here at the The Exploration Company we are developing, producing, and operating Nyx, a modular and reusable space orbital vehicle that can eventually be refueled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.
We want you as a talented RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) Engineer to help us in our mission by being responsible of all RAMS activities, such as the Safety and LOS submissions for all missions, and the analysis of the design for reliability, availability, and maintainability, in particular to target re-usability of the Nyx vehicles, with manned spaceflight challenges in mind.

In your capacity as RAMS Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • To perform and maintain the FMECA (Failure Modes Effect and Criticality Analysis), generate, follow-up and close the associated Technical Recommendation and RAMS requirements, and write and close the Hazard Reports.
  • To perform and maintain the Reliability prediction analysis and budget, flowing down and closing the failure rates allocations to the Sub-systems and Equipements.
  • To perform trade-offs and redundancy optimisation studies in coordination with each Sub-System leads.
  • To drive the FDIR definition, organising co-engineering mode with the flight hardware and software teams, performing HSIA (Hardware/Software Interaction Analysis), defining, maintaining and closing the FIDR requirements and specifications.
  • To perform and maintain the Availability analysis and budget.
  • To drive hands-on the Maintainability concept and processes, with a complete life cycle analysis and the generation of recommendations for Fleet size, re-furbishment concepts (e.g. equipments, spare, level of repair, lead time), MAIT capabilities, recurring costs model, etc…
  • To perform all Safety activities, such as the Safety assessments, production of Hazardous Item Lists, Product Liability process support, Safety Submission towards the launch provider and authorities, LOS Submission.
  • To support the monitoring and control of equipment, subsystem and flight software (including with subcontractors when applicable) for RAMS aspects.
What we would love to see from you
In the role of RAMS Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Advanced degree (Master of Science or PhD) in Engineering, aerospace engineering, or another related field; specialisation in electronics is a plus.
  • A first experience (1 to 2 years) working in RAMS engineering and / or aerospace system engineering
  • Good knowledge in programming (Python, Fortran, Matlab...)
  • Fluent in English. German and French is an asset 
Skills and Behaviours:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizing and prioritization of tasks
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with The Exploration Company’s core values of Commitment, Innovation, Trust, Quality, and Teamwork
  • Space enthusiast: ready to change the European space industry
Why you should join us
Our mission:
At The Exploration Company, we are democratizing space exploration i.e., by making it affordable, available, and open. Our high-impact team is driven by competence, impact, and efficiency. We are doers, team players, and problem solvers.  Our culture is driven by technology, learning by doing, and passion for what we do. 

Why you should join us:
What makes us special here at The Exploration Company and why we think you will enjoy working here is:
  • We’re Agile - we make decisions fast whilst keeping our goals and systems in mind.
  • We’re Open and Collaborative - we are transparent about risks and obstacles, so that we can cooperate together to overcome them.
  • We have a lot of Fun - we refuel our energy knowing we are democratizing space. It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge?
About us
The Exploration Company develops, produces and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

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