GTP-2020-TEC-SYE: Graduate or Master Student specialized in Systems Engineering, Mission Analysis or similar - Space Systems and Concurrent Engineering (GTP-2020-TEC-SYE)

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

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Vocational training

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Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2020.

This is your opportunity to join the team at ESTEC – Noordwijk, Netherlands
Space Systems and Concurrent Engineering (GTP-2020-TEC-SYE)

The training opportunity is within the Systems Engineering Division (TEC-SY) in the Systems Department (TEC-S) of the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (D/TEC) and in particular in the Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section (TEC-SYE) which is responsible for the following main activities:

manage and use the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) and perform internal feasibility studies and design of potential future ESA missions provide system engineering support to ESA programmes and projects in various phases of their development conduct R&D activities related to system engineering methodologies and tools provide technical support to small spacecraft projects for technology demonstration and/or education, including preparatory activities (feasibility studies, pre-developments,…) design and develop models, databases, tools, architectures to support and enhance system engineering practices, methodologies and applications across the borders of disciplines and organisations

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In the frame of this German Trainee Programme Opportunity, the following activities will be proposed:

participation in multidisciplinary and inter-directorate activities for the assessment and conceptual design of future space missions for all ESA programmes hands-on system engineering support to CDF space mission studies and contribution to other activities such as facility development and maintenance development of engineering tools, models and databases, including MBSE solutions for Concurrent Engineering processes and systems support to projects contribution to the maintenance and evolution of the Open Concurrent Design Tool (OCDT) platform (, including domain specific tools integration and interoperability across European concurrent design centres, using standardized approach based on ECSS-E-TM-10-25 and OCDT-like tools participation in definition and preparation of new CDF applications, such as payload instrument modelling and design, System of System (SoS) architecting, anomalies investigation, reviews, technology road-mapping, lessons learned capitalization technical support to ESA system and project activities, including small satellite studies, in-orbit demonstration and technology activities, depending on specific technical fields of expertise of the candidate

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: GTP-2020-TEC-SYE