Optical System Architect

Category: Engineering Type: Permanent Added: 26 July 2021 Location: Germany
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  • Elaboration, development and accommodation of technical baseline solutions on basis of customer requirements and budgets
  • Technical coordination of a multidiscipline engineering team with the focus on the following output:
    • Instrument Architecture Definition and Justification
    • Interface Concepts and Definition
    • Development Logic Definition
    • Coordination of related performance analysis
  • Select and define the System design and to reflect it into the relevant technical design-, requirement- and performance documentation
  • Ensure design integrity, perform requirements analysis and design integration as answer to customer specifications
  • Ensure proper flow-down and allocation of lower level subs-system requirements and budgets and maintain them up to date during the program lifetime.
  • Lead the engineering team effort for design trade-offs between disciplines such as thermal, structural, mechanical, optical, electrical, etc.
  • Close collaboration with technical management and other systems engineering disciplines (Performance Analysis, V&V Engineering, Sub-systems Engineering, Spacecraft Systems Engineering)
  • Support technical discussion with the customer

 Qualifications and experience

  • University (TU) or polytechnic degree in Physics or Engineering, preferably with major focus on Optical Systems
  • Experience as Systems Engineer or Design Responsible for scientific optical instruments or adequate technology and complexity (Interferometer, Spectrometer, Telescopes)
  • Ideally, experience in the development logic of Space Instruments, Earth Observation and Astronomy from in Phases 0 to B2, as well as significant H/W experience in the Phases C and D.
  • Experience in engineering economics
  • Organised and structured task approach, experience in technical coordination of a multidisciplinary engineering team.
  • Team work, good conceptual, analytical and organizational skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, German skills requested over the medium-term