Image Processing & Flight Dynamics Engineer

Job Description

 Exciting opportunity for experienced Image Processing and/or Flight Dynamics Engineer  to join pioneering and innovative space company that is growing quickly worldwide

As Image Processing & Flight Dynamics Engineer you will be part of a small, international team of experienced, aspiring engineers, looking to bring innovative concepts into the proximity operations and trajectory planning processes whilst providing the operations, SSA and GNC teams with streamlined, essential information related to the spacecraft’s surroundings. Your role will be to process the images taken by our servicing satellites and determining the relative position and attitude of objects near and far, in ever-changing circumstances.

As the Image Processing & Flight Dynamics Engineer you will experience a range of orbital environments and scenarios as we perform not only the standard operational life-cycle but also rendezvous, docking and separation activities with passive and active clients. The role will include the design, development, testing and operations of the imaging suite, as well as full support of the complete Flight Dynamics suite and close interfacing and collaborating with the GNC, CV teams and related systems. Together with

  • Leading the development of some of the image processing algorithms that can determine relative position and attitude of any object in the space environment, given a varying range of a priori information.
  • Supporting the development of state-of-the-art Flight Dynamics TM monitoring and processing tools.
  • Liaising with the Computer Vision Team to coordinate development of other image-based software.
  • Carrying out real-time image processing operations of the spacecraft and support flight dynamics operations, orbit determination, manoeuvre planning, execution and assessment.
  • Helping to develop the mission design of the spacecraft, from requirements derivation and ConOps down to algorithm definitions and interface specifications.
  • Supporting critical operations, including LEOP, rendezvous, docking, separation and end-of-life. 


To be considered for the Image Processing & Flight Dynamics Engineer you will:

  • MSc or BSc in computer science, mathematics, software engineering or relevant science discipline.
  • Have experience in image processing.
  • Have experience in orbital mechanics.
  • Have excellent programming skills (Matlab, Python) and knowledge of software configuration control.
  • Be familiar with space systems and typical images captured by satellites.
  • Have good mathematical competence – quaternions, geometry, optimisation, interpolation…
  • Be able to generate project documentation, developing specifications, requirements and design, and other engineering documentation.
  • Have experience in Flight Dynamics and/or Guidance, Navigation and Control.
  • Have knowledge in any of the following algorithms is of benefit: Segmentation, Filter Design, Noise Removal, Compression, Super Resolution, Tracking, Optical Flow, Particle Filtering, Pose Estimation, Neural Networks Experience with star-catalogues or astronomy would be an advantage
  • Have experience in spacecraft operations and space systems.
  • Have experience using Linux and scripting.


Our client is a rapidly expanding innovative and pioneering global organisation making a positive contribution to the sustainability of space. They are a people focused business who can offer you the opportunity to develop your career in space further. As Image Processing & Flight Dynamics Engineer you will be part of a great team, and be rewarded with a very competitive salary and fabulous range of benefits.

Flight Dynamics | Image Processing | Orbital Mechanics | Orbital | Matlab | Python | Linux | GNC | Satellite images | Algorithms |


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