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 the mission operations activities of the company, as well as supporting the software function.

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • Lead the definition and construction of the software’s GUI using iterative cycles.

  • Produce wireframe designs

  • Develop code according to the Open Cosmos standards of quality

  • Lead all beeApp OPS front-end demonstrations at the end of each iteration cycle

Skills, attitude and experience  

  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics/Maths or similar.

  • Hands-on experience with Angular 2 or higher versions,

  • Hands-on experience with CSS3, HTML5, Typescript, JavaScript

  • Hands-on experience with communications protocols used across web-based software infrastructures such as Websocket, REST HTTPS APIs, etc

  • Quick learner with curiosity, creativity, teamwork skills and open to new challenges.

  • Proficiency in written and oral English.

Nice to have  

  • Experience or knowledge in any of these technologies would be an asset: OAuth2 and JWT, Adobe Photoshop

  • Good communication & soft skills.

  • Knowledge on UX and UI


  • 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

  • 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