Automation & Control Engineer

Sidereus Space Dynamics is at the forefront of revolutionizing space access through its pioneering reusable single-stage launch vehicles, tailored for responsive deployments of nanosatellites and small payloads. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Automation and Control Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering or Control Engineering and experience in the aerospace sector. The successful candidate will be involved in dynamic modeling of aerospace vehicles, thrust vectoring control systems, trajectory tracking, and more. This role requires a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application in a highly collaborative environment. 

Automation & Control Engineer

Sidereus Space Dynamics is a European commercial launch vehicle company that is developing a new generation of space vehicles, including EOS, a fully reusable single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle. We are looking for an Avionics Design Engineer with a strong background in electronics and a focus on embedded software to join our talented team of engineers in an extremely experiment-based research and development environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine dynamic models of aerospace vehicles, focusing on accuracy and efficiency. 
  • Design and implement thrust vectoring control systems to optimize vehicle performance. 
  • Ensure precise trajectory tracking and control for various mission profiles. 
  • Apply advanced control techniques such as Model Predictive Control (MPC), Extended Kalman Filter (EKF), and Kalman Filter (KF) in real-world scenarios. 
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to integrate control systems with vehicle hardware. 
  • Conduct rigorous testing and validation of control algorithms on simulators and real hardware. 
  • Work on the implementation of control models on FPGA or dedicated hardware platforms, learning and applying new skills as required. 
  • Engage in sensor fusion and signal processing to enhance vehicle control and performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, Control Engineering, or a closely related field. 
  • Strong foundation in aerospace concepts and dynamics. 
  • Proficiency in Python and the Anaconda suite for scientific computing. 
  • Experience with Simulink and auto-generated code from Simulink for real-time systems. 
  • Familiarity with C programming and embedded systems development. 
  • Knowledge of sensor fusion, signal processing, and cleaning techniques.

Preferred Skills & Experiences:

  • Proven expertise in using control tools such as MPC, EKF, and KF. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of working independently or as part of a team. 
  • A passion for the aerospace industry and a continuous drive to learn and apply new technologies. 
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical concepts to a diverse audience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to travel in support of launching and testing of hardware  

Salary And Benefits:

For this role, we offer a salary range between €27,000 and €55,000, commensurate with your qualifications and experience. Our benefits package includes: 

  • Meal card recharged monthly for added convenience. 
  • Additional monetary compensation upon achieving project milestones. 
  • Potential stock options upon the successful completion of primary milestones, aligning your success with our company’s growth. 
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses. 

At Sidereus Space Dynamics, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values collaboration and recognizes individual contributions to our mission’s success.

Join Us:

At Sidereus Space Dynamics, your innovative ideas will shape the future of space travel. As an Avionics Engineer, you’ll play a critical role in advancing our mission and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Let’s make history together. If you’re ready to launch your career to new heights, apply today!

Full Time

84131, Salerno, Campania, Italy

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