Website ElecnorDeimos Deimos Space

Functional Avionics Engineer

DEIMOS is selecting one engineer to be integrated in the Functional Avionics (FAV) Competence Centre in Tres Cantos, to support new growth areas in Functional Verification.

The work of the FAV Competence Centre is mainly oriented to design avionics architectures especially focused on AOCS subsystems, Functional verification architectures especially for project phases C/D, FDIR definition, interfaces definition to support GNC and Flight Software architects. As a matter of reference, DEIMOS’ activities cover:

– Satellite formation flying, rendezvous, in-orbit servicing (IOS) and active debris removal (ADR)

– Entry, descent, and landing on planets (Earth, Mars) & natural satellites

– Launch vehicles

– Earth observation, up-stream (flight segment) and downstream

– Interplanetary exploration and navigation

– Unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs, UGVs)

– System and mission design

The following types of responsibilities are envisioned:

· DVF design/implementation/validation

· Support to AOCS test campaign in DVF

· Support to procurement of Harness, HW related to AOCS Subsystem

· Analysis and documentation to support avionics architecture definition

· Support to AIT activities

The activities involved may include:

· Specification and validation AOCS subsystem solutions

· Analysis and trade-off of hardware solutions

· Interface with the overall system team


A recognized engineering degree (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic) or a related degree (e.g., Physics, Maths)

Professional Experience:

Functional Avionics engineer or AIT with 2- 5 years’ experience and demonstrated solid technical background in the Aerospace Sector.

The position will be tailored to the level of experience and additional industrial experience would be viewed very positively

Technical Requirements:

The following capabilities are required for the position:

· Familiar with V&V campaigns with Earth Observation satellites and/or launchers.

· Practical experience in aeronautical/aerospace sector especially on Functional avionics (experience in ESA/European programmes is welcome)

· Capacity to understand new concepts and apply them to engineering problems

· Familiar with PIL/HIL test campaign

· Familiar with PUS concept and to work under ECSS schemes.

· Familiar with EGSE and test environments in C/D satellite project phases.

· Good programming skills

· C/C++, Matlab/Simulink, AOCS

· Some experience in HW AIT/AIV (or in general “like to play with HW”), in V&V cycle, and knowledge of Real Time Environment (e.g. dSpace, Speedgoat, etc.) are a plus

Language Skills:

High level of English, spoken and written

Personal Skills:
  • High motivation to learn about complex Engineering Systems
  • Capability to integrate in and work with a team from different geographical locations
  • Capability to solve complex problems
  • Initiative, autonomy, and self-development
  • Team player

Please, enclose motivation letter to the application


To apply for this job please visit