Large Space Structures GmbH (LSS) is one of Europe’s most exciting space companies. You will be joining a team developing some of the most innovative high-tech lightweight structures for space applications anywhere in the world. Based in Munich, Germany, LSS’ main focus is the development of large high-precision deployable and reconfigurable space reflectors. We also have a growing interest in small-scale reflectors and other similar space related products.

Our projects range from concept and technological studies to space related hardware projects for use in telecommunication and earth observation from space. We are a dynamic, highly motivated, and focused team. We are looking for colleagues who share our vision for becoming the leading global supplier of innovative deployable and reconfigurable large- and small-space antennas and structures.

LSS is a business that is experiencing significant growth, and as such our expansion has enabled us to further strengthen our team, we therefore have a range of vacancies currently available.

Summary

We are in search of an experienced Structural Analysis Engineer with a sound knowledge in relevant engineering disciplines and a strong demonstrated experience in technical tasks involved in an aerospace related project.

As a Structural Analysis Engineer at LSS, you will have a unique opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team, committed to delivering value and creative services together with our clients and partners in the European space sector.

The Structural Analysis Engineer provides technical insight on assigned projects and acts to meet the technical and schedule objectives. The Structural Analysis Engineer role at LSS is a varied role and will require a candidate capable of multi-tasking. The successful candidate will strive to improve all aspects of the technical team working environment and increase inter- and intra-team relationships by working closely under the project Lead Analysis Engineer.

Responsibilities

The Structural Analysis Engineer will work within a multi-functional environment capable of fulfilling our technical objectives and ultimately bring value to our team by improving designs, bringing new insight into structural analyses and influencing technical decisions made in multiple ongoing projects.
  • Influence new product design via sound, succinct, data-driven analysis results.
  • Aid in the definition of project scope in agreement with stakeholders.
  • Interact with project partners (internal and external) to optimize the designs and interfaces.
  • Develop constructive solutions in conjunction with internal departments, clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide results tailored to business needs.
  • Prepare detailed technical reports and presentations.
  • Construct complex Finite Element models for a range of structural evaluations: modal analysis, dynamic (sine, random), thermal, etc.
  • Simulation of mechanically and thermally loaded components in ANSYS (APDL and Workbench), and/or Siemens FEMAP (NASTRAN) for space applications.
  • Detail assumptions and limitations of analysis techniques.
  • Develop and optimize simulations, both via code scripting and GUI.
  • Interpretation and evaluation of simulation results.
  • Find the right balance between model simplicity and accuracy.
  • Back up complex analysis results with hand, code scripting and spreadsheet calculations.
  • Pro-actively ensure simulation results are comparable to design requirements.

Your Profile

At least 3 years’ professional experience in a stress, FE and/or CAE engineering role, preferably in the aerospace industry.
  • You hold a M.Sc. or PhD in structural/mechanical engineering or a similar field.
  • You have excellent communication in English (oral and written), German is beneficial but not necessary. 
  • 3+ years’ working experience performing structural analysis in a professional engineering environment, preferably in the European space sector.
  • Must be eligible to work in EU without restriction.
  • You have a strong engineering structural analysis background along with experience working on engineering/design projects in the Space/Aerospace sectors in Europe.
  • Extensive experience with ANSYS APDL/Mechanical, experience with FEMAP, NASTRAN and/or other software would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Extensive experience with scripting languages such as Python, Matlab/Octave or FORTRAN. 
  • Experience with Git version control is highly desirable.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and manage one’s own time and the demanding expectations of the projects.
  • Able to learn quickly and use initiative to quickly understand highly complex designs.
  • At ease with highly complex and potentially technically challenging simulation models.
  • Familiarity with nonlinear finite element analysis is desirable (implicit and/or explicit).
  • Excellent hand-calculation and excel-based analysis skills to back up detailed FEA results.
  • Analytical and solution-oriented working style combined with ability to work in a team and excellent communication skills to interface with partners. 
  • Familiarity with ESA and ECSS standards is highly desirable.

Our Offer

  • Scope for individual development and growth in a fast growing, multicultural team of discipline experts.
  • A relaxed working environment with a flat hierarchy.
  • A challenging, fast-paced position at the forefront of space technology.
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects.  

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    Summary

    We are in search of a Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer with a sound knowledge in relevant engineering disciplines and a strong demonstrated experience in technical tasks involved in aerospace related projects.

    As a Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer at LSS, you will have a unique opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team, committed to delivering value and creative services together with our clients and partners in the European space sector.

    The Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer provides technical insight on assigned projects and acts to meet the technical and schedule objectives. The Design Engineer role at LSS is a varied role that includes all technical engineering functions specific to a project, but largely CAD focused with aspects of certain projects heavily involved in the assembly and integration activities. The Design Engineer will strive to improve all aspects of the technical team working environment and increase inter- and intra-team relationships by supporting the project Lead Design Engineer.

    The successful candidate will ideally have a strong demonstrated design discipline background along with at least 5 years’ experience in a technical design role in the European space/aerospace industries.

    Responsibilities

    The Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer will work within a multi-functional environment capable of fulfilling our technical objectives and ultimately bring value to our team by improving designs, bringing new insight into our design philosophies and influencing technical decisions made in multiple ongoing projects.

    • Influence new product design via sound, succinct, data-driven analysis results.
    • Define scope of project and agreeing with stakeholders.
    • Provide results tailored to business needs.
    • Creation of 3D CAD models, detailed part and assembly drawings, and parts lists using SolidWorks.
    • Generation and evaluation of component concepts with subsequent implementation.
    • Development of constructive solutions in conjunction with internal departments, clients and suppliers.
    • Definition of technical and logistical requirements with internal and external partners.
    • Preparation of detailed technical reports and presentations.
    • Work closely with the procurement/purchasing manager to ensure delivery of all components as per the project schedule. 
    • Interact with project partners (internal and external) to optimize the designs and interfaces.
    • Liaise with MAIT team to facilitate smooth transition of knowledge and efficient workings.
    • The Design Engineer will be responsible for technical aspects in the development of the design, manufacturing and testing acceptance. 

    Your Profile

    At least 5 years’ professional experience in a design engineering role, preferably in the aerospace industry.

    • You hold a degree (FH/Univ.) in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, or similar qualification.
    • You have excellent communication in English (oral and written), German is beneficial but not necessary.
    • 5+ years’ working experience as a design engineer in a professional engineering environment, preferably in the European space sector.
    • Must be eligible to work in EU without restriction.
    • Ideally have a strong engineering design background along with experience working on engineering/design projects in the Space/Aerospace sectors in Europe.
    • Familiarity with ESA and ECSS standards is highly desirable.
    • Able to learn quickly and use initiative to quickly understand highly complex designs.
    • Able to work to tight deadlines and manage one’s own time and the demanding expectations of the projects.
    • Experience in mechanical design of structures including composite materials (preferably within SolidWorks).
    • Demonstrable experience in the design of metal and CFRP components.
    • Analytical and solution-oriented working style combined with ability to work in a team and excellent communication skills to interface with partners.
    • Strong understanding of technical drawing and DIN standards. 
    • Excellent technical reporting skills.
    • Able to quickly identify areas of further design optimization and able to influence design changes with innovative ideas and solutions.
    • Strong knowledge of metal manufacturing processes and the design-for-manufacture concept.
    • Familiarity with space projects is highly desirable.

    Our Offer

    • Scope for individual development and growth in a growing multicultural team of discipline experts.
    • A relaxed working environment with a flat hierarchy.
    • A challenging, fast-paced position at the forefront of space technology.
    • The opportunity to work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects.  

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      Summary

      We are in search of a Test Engineer with a sound knowledge in relevant engineering disciplines with a strong demonstrated experience in test development, test planning and documentation, test execution and troubleshooting with a heavy emphasis on structural testing.

      As a Test Engineer at LSS, you will have a unique opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team, committed to delivering value and creative services together with our clients and partners in the European space sector.

      The Test Engineer provides technical oversight on assigned projects and acts to achieve technical and schedule objectives. The Test Engineer organizes all testing related activities specific to the project, coordinates interaction between the project sub-teams, and provides guidance to the project manager on technical resource loading. The Test Engineer will strive to improve all aspects of the technical team working environment and increase inter- and intra-team relationships by working closely with discipline leads.

      The successful candidate will ideally have a strong demonstrated Test Engineering or Systems Engineering background along with at least 5 years’ experience working in a testing-related capacity in the space/aerospace industries.

      Responsibilities

      The Test Engineer will work in a multi-functional environment and lead and plan the test procedures on a range of ongoing projects and ultimately bring value to our team by improving processes, efficiencies and taking overall responsibility of all testing-related activities across a range of ongoing projects.

      • We are looking for a Test Engineer to manage and coordinate the test engineering tasks of the deployable structures development process all the way to flight projects.
      • This will include leading the design and planning of structural tests and associated equipment.
      • Analysing and identifying test hardware and equipment required to undertake a range of physical tests.
      • Write test procedures, manage procedural guidelines and updates during test campaigns.
      • Manage and supervise a small team of technicians during test setups, checkouts and tear-downs.
      • Manage suppliers to design and fabricate test equipment/GSE where needed.
      • Assist the project manager and systems engineers in the testing-related tasks and schedule control of the specialists in the project team.
      • Manage and develop/plan test and verification activities to be undertaken at system level.
      • Organize and lead internal technical reviews.
      • Support and/or execute performance analysis to reflect current deployable reflector development state for flight models.
      • Act as a technical point of contact for customer interface with regards to all testing requirements.
      • Enforce safety policies during test planning and operation.
      • Troubleshoot anomalies on the go and provide solutions during non-conformance scenarios.
      • Reduce, analyse and archive test data to support verification tests.
      • Take a leadership role during test executions.

      Your Profile

      At least 5 years of professional experience in a Test Engineering or Systems Engineering role, preferably in the space/aerospace industry.

      • 5+ years’ working experience covering multiple engineering disciplines and including applied systems engineering tasks.
      • Ideally have a demonstrable testing experience of space structures.
      • Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, or similar qualification.
      • Eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to work alongside the European Space Agency in creating new European deployable structures.
      • Demonstrably capable of judiciously deploying ESA/ECSS standards and best practices systems engineering.
      • Capable of leading, supervising and mentoring technical teams.
      • Skilled in the use of IT tools, including spreadsheets, word processing, project planning and scheduling software.
      • Analytical thinking, structured problem-solving skills, excellent communications skills, team building and strong work ethic. Must be able to build rapport with project staff.
      • Able to find innovative solutions to complex problems.
      • Flexible, dedicated, trustworthy.
      • Calm under pressure.
      • We are looking for experienced candidates who can demonstrate they get things done with a can-do, pragmatic attitude and reliable results.

      Our Offer

      • Scope for individual development and growth in a growing multicultural team of discipline experts.
      • A relaxed working environment with a flat hierarchy.
      • A challenging, fast-paced position at the forefront of space technology.
      • The opportunity to work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects.  

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        Summary

        We are in search of an experienced MAIT Manager with a sound knowledge in relevant engineering disciplines and a strong demonstrated experience in technical tasks involved in an aerospace related project.

        As a MAIT Manager at LSS, you will have a unique opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team, committed to delivering value and creative services together with our clients and partners in the European space sector.

        The MAIT Manager provides technical insight on assigned projects and acts to meet the technical and schedule objectives. The MAIT role at LSS is a varied role and will require a candidate capable of multi-tasking. The successful candidates will strive to improve all aspects of the technical team working environment and increase inter- and intra-team relationships by supporting the project manager and systems engineer and leading the manufacturing and AIT team.

        Responsibilities

        The MAIT Manager will work within a multi-functional environment capable of fulfilling our technical objectives and ultimately bring value and experience to our team by improving workflow, bringing new insight into the MAIT team, and influencing decisions made in multiple ongoing projects.

        • Integration and testing of reflector technologies in an integration hall under clean room conditions.
        • Assembly and integration of thermal hardware including the preparation integration of thermistors, thermostats, and other thermal hardware.
        • Assembly and integration of mechanical hardware including the preparation integration of accelerometers, strain gauges, and other mechanical hardware.
        • Working with crane and MGSE.
        • Accompaniment in the creation or independent preparation of integration procedures.
        • Preparation of detailed technical reports and presentations for and with the entire AIT team.
        • Aid in the definition of project scope in agreement with stakeholders.
        • Interact with project partners (internal and external) to optimize the integration interfaces.
        • Development of constructive solutions in conjunction with internal departments, clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
        • Providing results tailored to business needs.

        Your Profile

        At least 3 years’ professional experience in a manufacturing or testing environment, preferably in the aerospace industry.

        • Hold a M.Sc. or PhD in a relevant field and/or certification or similar within space or aerospace.
        • 3+ years’ experience in aerospace manufacturing, engineering, or prototype environment.
        • 5+ years management experience within a production environment.
        • You have excellent communication in English (oral and written), and German is desirable but not necessary. 
        • Must be eligible to work in EU without restriction.
        • Able to work to tight deadlines and manage one’s own time and the demanding expectations of the projects.
        • Able to learn quickly and use initiative to quickly understand highly complex designs.
        • Solution-oriented working style combined with ability to work in a team and excellent communication skills to interface with partners. 
        • Familiarity with ESA and ECSS standards is highly desirable.
        • Willingness to travel to various test centres around Europe.  

        Our Offer

        • Scope for individual development and growth in a fast growing, multicultural team of discipline experts.
        • A relaxed working environment with a flat hierarchy.
        • A challenging, fast-paced position at the forefront of space technology.
        • The opportunity to work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects.  

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          Summary

          We are in search of a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with a sound knowledge in relevant engineering disciplines and a strong demonstrated experience in the QA on aerospace/space engineering related projects.

          As a QA Engineer at LSS, you will have a unique and great opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team, committed to delivering value and creative services together with our customers and partners in the European space sector.

          The QA Engineer provides technical insight on all projects and acts to monitor closely the quality of products and processes. The QA Engineer organizes all roles associated to quality assurance within LSS, coordinates interaction between the project managers and system engineers, and provides guidance to the team where appropriate. The ideal candidate will be a detail-orientated individual who is capable of foreseeing potential issues related to QA before they occur and thus is able to provide a suitable solution to circumvent such issues. The QA Engineer will strive to improve all aspects of the quality within the working environment and increase teams’ working knowledge by ensuring the team understand their responsibilities with regards to QA.

          The successful candidate will ideally have a strong demonstrated design discipline background along with at least 5 years’ experience assisting technical teams in a QA Engineering capacity within the European space/aerospace industries.

          Responsibilities

          The QA Engineer will work within a multi-functional environment capable of fulfilling our technical objectives and ultimately bring value and experience to our team by improving workflow, bringing new insight into the quality and product assurance practice, and influencing decisions made in multiple ongoing projects.

          • Develop, manage and maintain all QA processes, plans and procedures necessary for the delivery of all live projects.
          • Ensure that activities are performed to the latest quality standards.
          • Ensure the project activities comply with quality standards and procedures.
          • Act as a first point of contact for advice on quality plans and quality arrangements.
          • Assist all project managers, systems engineers and work-package managers in establishing quality management arrangements at the beginning of all work-packages and maintain them through the project life-cycle.
          • Establish and maintain KPIs in line with project quality objectives.
          • Identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities within the quality management system.
          • Implement the use of quality management tools to improve processes and work closely with project managers and systems engineers to identify the root causes of problems.
          • Prepare monthly reports on quality performance of project team and supply chain, good practices, non-conformities status, trend analyses, auditing status, KPIs, and the cost of quality.
          • Conduct internal quality training/workshops with project teams to ensure implementation of QMS.

          Your Profile

          At least 5 years of professional experience in a Quality Assurance role, preferably in the European Space/Aerospace industry.

          • Ideally have an engineering design background along with experience working on engineering/design projects in the Space/Aerospace sectors in Europe.
          • Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, or similar qualifications or experience.
          • Experience in mechanical design, preferably within SolidWorks.
          • Practical experience and thorough knowledge of applying the standards relating to the European space industry (ESA, ECSS, etc.).
          • The ability to work within a team on multiple projects, to prioritise tasks and to manage your time.
          • Experience of delivering work-packages to time and budget constraints.
          • Highly detail-orientated approach.
          • Proficient in documentation version control, design review and sign-off processes.
          • Used to working in a fast paced, changing environment.
          • A self-motivated team player, flexible and willing to learn.
          • Strong knowledge of ISO 9001, knowledge of ISO 9100 is desirable.
          • Experience with Quality Management Tools and Techniques.
          • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
          • Ability to cope well under pressure and work within tight timeframes.

          Our Offer

          • Scope for individual development and growth in a fast growing, multicultural team of discipline experts.
          • A relaxed working environment with a flat hierarchy.
          • A challenging, fast-paced position at the forefront of space technology.
          • The opportunity to work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects.  

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            Summary

            We are looking for a motivated technical employee (m/f) with in-depth knowledge of prototyping and strong, proven experience in technical tasks.

            As a Workshop Technician at LSS, you have a unique opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team committed to delivering valuable and creative services together with our customers and partners in the European space sector.

            The highly varied tasks require a candidate who is able to:

            • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously
            • Work under tight deadlines while always maintaining an overview of the situation
            • Learn quickly and show initiative to quickly understand complex tasks

            Responsibilities

            The Workshop Technician will work within a multi-functional environment capable of fulfilling our technical objectives and ultimately bring value and experience to our team by improving workflow, bringing new insight into the workshop technical team, and influencing decisions made in multiple ongoing projects.

            • Working under clean room conditions
            • Assisting in the assembly and integration of technical components
            • Precise manufacturing of individual parts and prototypes according to clearly defined procedures, as well as simultaneous documentation of every single small work step.
            • Very filigree gluing work under highest permanent concentration on individual parts as well as on reflectors themselves. (no fault tolerance)
            • Working with lift and MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment).
            • Setting up and carrying out tests on various measuring instruments.
            • Working out constructive solutions in cooperation with internal departments and teams.
            • Implementing minor changes and improvements to manufacturing processes.
            • Incoming inspections of various components/products with different measuring devices, as well as logging of the various tests and produced batches.

            Your Profile

            At least 3 years’ professional experience in a manufacturing, or testing environment, preferably in the aerospace industry.

            • A technical apprenticeship (e.g. similar to technical model maker) with at least 3 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in prototyping.
            • You have good communication skills in German (oral/written) and English (oral).
            • Very delicate manual skills, mental stamina and a high level of self-motivation.
            • Experience with the operation and maintenance of a variety of hand tools, workshop tools, test equipment is required.
            • Good technical understanding, as well as the ability to quickly and independently learn various settings and parameters of new equipment.
            • Able to deal with complex and detailed documentation as well as verbal and written instructions depending on the situation (e.g. manufacturing instructions, set-up sheets).
            • High attention to occupational health and safety to improve processes and safe working environment.

            Our Offer

            • Scope for individual development and growth in a fast growing, multicultural team of discipline experts.
            • A relaxed working environment with a flat hierarchy.
            • A challenging, fast-paced position at the forefront of space technology.
            • The opportunity to work collaboratively on multiple concurrent projects.

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              Übersicht

              Wir sind auf der Suche nach einem motivierten technischen Mitarbeiter (m/w) mit fundierten Kenntnissen im Prototypenbau und einer starken, nachgewiesenen Erfahrung in technischen Aufgaben. 

               Als technischer Angestellter bei LSS haben Sie die einmalige Gelegenheit, sich uns anzuschließen: einem vielseitigen und motivierten Team, das sich verpflichtet, gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden und Partnern im europäischen Raumfahrtsektor wertvolle und kreative Dienstleistungen zu erbringen. 

               Die sehr abwechslungsreichen Aufgaben erfordern einen Kandidaten, welcher in der Lage ist: 

              • mehrere Aufgaben gleichzeitig zu händeln  
              • unter engen Zeitvorgaben zu arbeiten und dabei immer den Überblick zu behalten 
              • schnell zu lernen und Initiative zu zeigen, um komplexe Aufgaben schnell zu verstehen 

              Arbeitsumfeld

              • Arbeiten unter Reinraumbedingungen 
              • Mithilfe bei der Montage und Integration von technischen Bauteilen 
              • Präzises Fertigen von Einzelteilen und Prototypen nach klar festgelegten Prozeduren, sowie zeitgleiches Dokumentieren jedes einzelnen kleinen Arbeitsschrittes. 
              • Sehr filigrane Klebearbeiten unter höchster andauernder Konzentration an Einzelteilen, als auch an Reflektoren selbst. (keine Fehlertoleranz) 
              • Arbeiten mit Lift und MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment). 

              Ihr Profil

              • Eine Technische Berufsausbildung (z.B. ähnlich technischer Modellbauer) mit mindestens 3 Jahren Berufserfahrung in einer Fertigenden Umgebung, bevorzugt im Prototypenbereich. 
              • Sie haben gute Kommunikationsfähigkeiten in Deutsch (mündlich/ schriftlich) und Englisch (mündlich). 
              • Sehr filigrane handwerkliche Fähigkeiten, mentale Ausdauer und eines Hohes Maß an Eigenmotivation.  
              • Erfahrung mit der Bedienung und Wartung einer Vielzahl von Handwerkzeugen, Werkstattwerkzeugen, Testgeräten ist erforderlich. 
              • Gutes technisches Verständnis, als auch die Fähigkeit, sich schnell und selbstständig in verschiedene Einstellungen und Parameter neuer Geräte einzuarbeiten.  
              • Sie können mit komplexen und detaillierten Dokumentationen sowie mündlichen und schriftlichen Anweisungen je nach Situation umgehen (z. B. Fertigungsanweisungen, Einrichtungsblätter). 
              • Hohe Aufmerksamkeit für Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz zur Verbesserung von Prozessen und sicherer Arbeitsumgebung. 

              Unser Angebot

              • Spielraum für individuelle Entwicklung und Wachstum in einem schnell wachsenden, multikulturellen Team von Fachexperten. 
              • Ein entspanntes Arbeitsumfeld mit einer flachen Hierarchie. 
              • Eine herausfordernde, schnelllebige Position an der Spitze der Raumfahrttechnologie. 
              • Die Möglichkeit, kollaborativ an mehreren Projekten gleichzeitig zu arbeiten. 

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