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Satellite System Engineer

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

Job description

We are looking for a ​System Engineer​ on behalf of and in support to our client for their location in ​Rom or Milan, Italy​. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

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 Telescopes Department is responsible for the design, manufacturing and installation of a remotely controlled Telescope to support the two main space surveillance applications:

  • Near-Earth Objects (NEO) application for the detection, monitoring and warning of potential Earth impactors such as asteroids and tracking of newly discovered objects;
  • Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) application for the detection, cataloguing and orbit prediction of objects orbiting the Earth. It is part of an effort to avoid collisions between orbiting satellites and debris, provide safe reentries, detect on-orbit.

The Flyeye Telescope, thanks to its extremely wide field of view, can detect hazardous objects continuously scanning the night sky. It is the answer for a safe Space and a safer life on planet Earth.

You will join a fast-growing environment that will offer a unique experience that will involve you from the design phase to the commissioning of our systems at some of the world’s most beautiful astronomical sites.

This position is an integral part of our team that builds and delivers our ground based telescopes. As a low volume manufacturer (system integrator company) that functions more as a development business, this position requires strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to ensure first time builds remain at quality and schedule expected by our customers.

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.

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 3 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.


  • Milan, Italy
  • Rome, 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.