Senior Thermal System Engineer - Spacecraft, Finland

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Hiring Model: On-site

We are seeking a Senior Thermal System Engineer - Spacecraft based in our Espoo, Finland office, to support the company's growth.

Who are we?

ICEYE is an International New Space company headquartered in Finland with colleagues from over 57 countries. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts across many disciplines (e.g., engineering, software development, radar technology, etc.). We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Teamwork, curiosity, and having fun are core values to Making the impossible possible in New Space. Join our team today!

What we do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

About the role:

  • Design & implement full spacecraft level thermal models for the next generations of spacecraft
  • Specify and support qualification tests at subsystem level and satellite level
  • Take ownership of thermal hardware: propose new concepts of thermal design to improve thermal performance, propose new suppliers, test, and validate the design
  • Perform thermal analysis of passive and active thermal control components, electrical assemblies, subsystem, and systems
  • Support assembly, integration, and test activities: maintain thermal control component
  • Support operations to solve thermal issues during Launch and Early Operations and operations


Must have:

  • At least 7 years experience as a Thermal Engineer in the space industry
  • Experience in TVAC testing and model correlation
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Location in Espoo (most of the team is working in Finland): a maximum of 30% remote work can be done for this position
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment (electrical, AIT, mechanical, propulsion, RF)

Note: If you're a Mechanical Engineer meeting the aforementioned requirements and experience, this position is also open to you

Nice to have:

  • Hands-on approach to work with the thermal spacecraft hardware: heat pipe, surface treatment, MLI, active thermal control component
  • Experience using Systema-Thermica, ESATAN or Thermal Desktop
  • MS in Aerospace Engineering
  • Knowledge of SAR satellite technology, lifecycle and space environment
  • Experience working with Python
  • Good understanding of Spacecraft configurations, orbit and use of STK


Diversity and inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all colleagues. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, bike benefit, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Phone subscription with iPhone of choice 
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation agency support)
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enable you to focus
  • A wide variety of the best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission.

Apply now to start your ICEYE journey and help us continue to Make the Impossible Possible together. 

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