Lead System Engineer

Como, Italy, D-Orbit [DO-LSE-001]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

  • Lead the system engineering team for one or more projects within D-Orbit engineering team;
  • Carry out the system-related activities on D-Orbit spacecraft, following the whole subsystem lifecycle;
  • Design and develop the subsystem, coordinating with designers and developers of all areas of the engineering and manufacturing teams;
  • Manage technical data exchanges with suppliers;
  • Follow prototyping and engineering activities up to subsystem qualification;
  • Take part in AIV of flight model and support operations from mission setup to in-flight system testing and maintenance.


The duties of a spacecraft system engineer during the entire duration of a mission typically include:

  • Defining top level design and requirements, starting from mission and payload requirements;
  • Designing and verifying detailed system and operation, in coordination with the rest of the spacecraft subsystems;
  • Leading subsystem and software specifications and development;
  • Defining system operations and support to in-flight operations during launch and early orbital phase (LEOP);
  • Leading the project technical team;
  • Acting as a technical interface with customers, program managers, and the commercial team;
  • Acting as an interface with the CTO for technology acquisition and development implementation;
  • Compiling and editing technical documents;
  • Managing system budget and team schedule.


  • Knowledge of system engineering;
  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics, and system-level knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems;
  • At least two years of working experience;
  • Having supported at least one flown mission as part of the system engineering team;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Proven leadership capabilities and strong charisma;
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in team;
  • Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in Aerospace Engineering;
  • Language: Full professional proficiency of English language is mandatory.

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