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Senior Satellite System Engineer

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Milan, Lombardia, Italy
+1 more
OHB Italy

Job description

We are looking for Senior Satellite System Engineers on behalf of and in support to our client for their location in either Rome or Milan, Italy. The selected candidates should show integrity and professionalism.

You will join a team of system engineers, bringing your experience in leading and driving the satellite activities along the whole project lifecycle, including design, development, integration, verification, launch and in-orbit operations. You could be involved either in early phases (0-B1) or in consolidation and delivery phases (B2-E), for both new developments and recurring projects based on OHB Italia line of products. Typical applications are in the Earth observation business, for both commercial and institutional customers.

As Senior Satellite Systems Engineer, you will be in the position to propose disruptive approaches to optimize the processes, reduce the Total Cost of Ownership and the satellite delivery time.

The successful candidate’s knowledge of overall space systems, missions, optical and radar satellites, subsystems and equipment will be the catalyst to foster the innovation of OHB Italia already successful small satellite business.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Lead the development and qualification of a challenging small satellites;
  • Definition of satellite requirements for optical and radar Earth-observation mission;
  • Perform satellite functional analysis and design trade-offs;
  • Manage satellite internal and external interfaces;
  • Detailed planning of activities;
  • Support satellite verification and AIT activities;
  • Participation to Launch campaign;
  • Interface with Agencies and private customers.

We encourage persons falling under categorie protette L.68/99 to apply. We do not discriminate based on disability.

Job requirements

  • Master’s, PhD or equivalent education;
  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience;
  • Strong knowledge of satellite systems engineering, including requirements engineering, functional analysis, verification control;
  • Knowledge of optical and/or radar payloads and missions;
  • Previous experience with commercial and institutional customers;
  • Experience in various satellite engineering domains (eg. Electronics, structure, SW etc.);
  • Experience in satellite verification, including participation to AIT campaigns;
  • Excellent sense of responsibility;
  • Structured hands-on work-approach;
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Customer oriented thinking-approach;
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


  • Rome, Italy
  • Milan, Italy
+1 more
OHB Italy


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.