Systems Engineer (Italy)

Nanoracks Hiring in Italy
Position:Systems Engineer
Reports To:General Manager - NRSOE
Location:Turin, Italy
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About Nanoracks

Nanoracks is a cutting-edge aerospace company focusing on providing commercial access to space, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), suborbital vehicles, expendable launch vehicles, and more! We have sent over 1,000 payloads to the Space Station, kickstarted the CubeSat deployment revolution, and have customers in over 30 nations. Our Europe division is a fast-growing subsidiary that has established itself as a market player in space utilization on both the ISS and other in-space platforms (e.g. LEO and Moon).

Since 2009, Nanoracks has created and expanded new in-space markets and has been the world leader for ushering in a new era of in-space services. Currently, Nanoracks is working to build commercial space stations (“Outposts”) from the spent upper stages of launch vehicles in orbit. This technology will enable spent upper stages to be used as crewed and un-crewed space stations for various purposes and customers—both civil and commercial.

Nanoracks will provide and facilitate an ecosystem of interoperable technologies and distributed free flying space stations. You can read our approach here.

We hope you’ll apply to join our team. We work with leaders from all over the world, including NASA, universities and government centers both foreign and domestic, and commercial companies. We’re fast, fun, passionate, and love sending things to space.

What We're Looking For

Smart and talented critical thinkers with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. Often the job of System Engineer will fall into all facets of what it takes to run a business and engineering company.  The ability to work in an ambiguous environment is necessary. There is an expectation that you own your projects and are success oriented.

You will interface with much larger organizations which requires you to be able to work in small and large teams and be self-sufficient enough to take charge of entire projects to produce quality products on time.  And that you love space, because we do too.  We do fascinating work with incredible people from all facets of the world, including start-ups, universities, large corporations, and global government centers, and commercial companies. We’re fast, fun, passionate, and love sending things to space. 

Systems Engineer

As System Engineer, you’ll oversee the payload from contract signing to in-space operation. The primary job scope includes but is not limited to the responsibilities of:  

  • The direct customer interface for payload accounts from contract signing to in-space operation (small satellites and hosted payloads) 
  • Relaying and verifying compliance of all technical and programmatic requirements levied by the Programs, launch vehicle, and other governing bodies 
  • Verifying technical compliance to hardware interface requirements 
  • Supporting of the internal engineering development as necessary to include hardware development, I&T, and configuration management 
  • Maintaining and authoring Interface Control Documents (ICDs), test reports, and other related engineering verification or technical documents required for each payload 
  • Performing checks, hardware testing, and payload integration in the field 
  • Assisting with and developing payload integrated project schedules 
  • Supporting business development projects or programs by completing feasibility assessments, drafting statements of work, assisting in contract formulation and milestone development, and any other business or systems related activities. 


Basic Qualifications 

  • Over 5 years professional work experience 
  • Master’s degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical), hard science (physics, materials science), life sciences, computer science/engineering, or mathematics from an accredited university 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Direct experience working with Scientific Payloads for Space, CubeSats or Small Satellites 
  • Experience working with life and materials sciences’ players and space stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with the aerospace industry, including launch vehicles and/or payload and satellite development 
  • Ability to understand and/or conduct technical analysis products (structural, thermal, orbital mechanics) 
  • Based in in Turin Italy 
  • Business fluency in English 

Additional Requirements:
Because you’re in the aerospace industry, this work may fall on weekends or holidays and therefore your schedule must be accordingly flexible. 

Compensation: Competitive with industry standard.  

Hiring Timeline: Immediately.  

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