Payload AIT Manager

Toulouse, France, Sapienza Consulting [1945]

Field(s) of expertise
Earth Observation Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is working with many exciting new ventures around the world involved with innovative New Space and Remote Sensing technologies surrounding earth observation.

On behalf of our client, we are looking for a Payload AIT Manager. You will be first-handedly combating climate change by working with our client who provides a satellite-based methane monitoring service. This service allows worldwide regulators and emitters to assess and reduce their emissions.

As Payload AIT Manager, you will be responsible for planning coordinating and delivering all AIT activities of the optical payload.


  • Work with the engineering team to ensure the manufacturability of the payload and define the payload validation philosophy
  • Develop the payload AIT plan, working with the logistics manager, suppliers, and partners to ensure the most efficient process is followed.
  • Source facilities and equipment required to perform development, qualification, and acceptance testing
  • Writing AIT procedures and processes
  • Hiring, training, and managing more junior staff, or those with specialist knowledge
  • Put tools in place to track and approve test results


  • Bachelor’s level degree (BAC+3), in an engineering discipline and/or 7+ years’ experience working in a space hardware assembly, including handling and integrating flight hardware and working in a cleanroom and /or environmental test facilities.
  • Experience with Earth observation payloads or optical systems is essential
  • Proven experience writing and following procedures
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Willing to put in the effort when needed to deliver within tight deadlines
  • The working language of the company is French, however a working proficiency in English is an advantage for interfacing with suppliers and partners from other countries

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