Propulsion - Control System and HMS Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Bordeaux

Your mission
Here at 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 Control System and Monitoring Engineer to help us in our mission by designing the control system for our cryogenic engine as well as the monitoring.
You will be successful in this role if you are able to help us:
  • Develop control and monitoring software architecture and algorithms
  • Coordinate with engine, software, and systems engineers to plan, develop and perform system verification and qualification that meet system requirements and safety standards
  • Define control and monitoring system requirements for the engine subsystems (pumps, valves, controller, sensors, software…)
In your capacity as Control System and Monitoring Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • Implementing designs in Matlab/Simulink/C/C++ in accordance with the software team rules and guidelines
  • Developing and maintaining models representative of the dynamic behaviour of the engine
  • Performing simulations with subsystem models and analyzing system performance
  • Validating performance in a Hardware-in-the-Loop environment
  • Defining the monitoring strategy so as to assess the health status of the cryogenic engine and subsystems (chamber, pumps, valves,…) including management of the failure modes for both real-time and differed time analysis to pave the way for system reusability
  • Supporting cryogenic engine and components test campaigns
  • Interfacing with the Avionic Team regarding the architecture of the cryogenic engine controller
What we would love to see from you
In the role of Control System and Monitoring Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Advanced degree in aerospace, electrical or related engineering field with 3+ years of current design experience
  • Familiarity with thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and control systems principles (classical and modern control solutions in real-time embedded systems)
  • Experience developing controls solutions in MATLAB/Simulink and experience with auto-coding practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer languages such as C/C++ and Python
  • Experience in full product lifecycle development for real-time embedded systems; including Hardware-in-the-Loop testing and test development
  • Experience in data sciences is an asset
  • Fluent in English. German and French is an asset
What we would love to see from you:
  • 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
Why you should join us
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?
We'd love to hear from you if you wish to be a part of our journey. Please submit your CV now for immediate consideration and we will be in touch shortly.

The Exploration Company is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Relocation assistance is provided for those willing to relocate including visa sponsorship where applicable.
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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