Space Mission Architect

Toulouse, France, Sapienza Consulting [1969]

Field(s) of expertise
Earth Observation
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 an Space Mission Architect. You will be combating climate change first hand 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.

Your mission as a Space Mission Architect will place you on defining the Earth observation missions that ensured the protection of our planet. You will support the development of these missions to ensure they continue to support the client’s business plan.


  • Define mission requirements and CONOPS for the complete system
  • Work with the commercial team to define sizing parameters of the system such
  • as the priority geographical areas of interest and the prioritization of the generation of the data
  • Define parameters for satellite orbits, revisit rates, ground station requirements, data rates, spectral resolutions, spacecraft mass and lifetimes
  • Act as a client of the Space Systems team ensuring that the system they deliver will meet mission requirements
  • Perform system modelling as required to define mission requirements and produce performance predictions


  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (BAC+3) in an engineering discipline
  • 2-5 years of experience as a mission architect or system engineer for Earth observation space missions
  • Experience with mission simulators and orbital dynamics
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Motivated to ensure the availability of deliverables in a constrained schedule
  • The working language of the company is French, however a command of English is an asset for the interface with foreign suppliers and partners

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