Who we are

Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise space, we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position

This opportunity is for a 6-month internship, ideal for an engineering student looking for early experience of the aerospace sector. We are open to consider a full staff position following this internship. This is an exciting opportunity for you as an engineer to get familiar with both technical and commercial aspects of the space sector in a fast-growing start-up.

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK). You will participate primarily in software activities of the company.

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • Analysis of systems to be verified and definition of test content

  • Develop software scripts matching previous analysis that automates test

  • Integrate automation of custom test equipment in the test script

  • Synchronize thermal chamber with given test script
     

Skills, attitude and experience  

  • Operate electronics lab equipment

  • Scripting skills in shell and python

  • Debugging software and hardware techniques

  • Quick learner with curiosity and creativity

Nice to have  

  • Knowledge of the space industry

  • Handle space hardware in ESD and clean room environments.

  • Satellite production practices

  • Understanding and use of data buses such as CAN, SPI and I2C

  • Good communication & soft skills

  • Programming experience with Python or similar

  • Teamwork skills and open to new challenges

  • Proficiency in written and oral English
     

Benefits

  • Paid Internship

  • Work with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays annually

  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

  • Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together

  • Free pantry at the office stocked with fresh fruit, healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets

  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

How to apply

Visit the career section of our website here:  https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to your work. (eg. GitHub, C++, )
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media

Our Website - https://open-cosmos.com/media/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/open.cosmos.space/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-cosmos/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/open_cosmos