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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Toulouse, France

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

Established in 2017, Infinite Orbits is a NewSpace company, based in Toulouse, pushing the boundaries of in-orbit services with cutting-edge spacecraft driven by its own Rendez-Vous solution, an advanced Autonomous Vision-Based Navigation Solution.

-"Orbit Guard" is a nanosatellite capable of monitoring objects from GEO orbit. Our first was launched on 1 May 2023!

-"Endurance" is a docking service capable of keeping customer satellites in position for an extended lifetime of 5 years, paving the way for future in-orbit maintenance services.

About the Role

To complete our dynamic and international team, we are looking for a profile of an experienced Mechanical Engineer !


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent higher qualification.

  • 8+ years of relevant working experience in the Mechanical/Product design field.

  • Strong experience in product development processes from concept creation through to production. 

  • Strong experience in using 3D CAD systems (Preferably CATIA and Onshape). Knowledgeable in manufacturing processes (in particular machining, composites work, welding and rapid prototyping). 

  • Experience in producing and maintaining FEA modeling and stress analysis.

  • Have a good understanding of concepts such as forced vibration and heat transfer (esp. radiative). 

  • Pro-activeness and ability to work in a self-directed, fast-paced and result-oriented environment. 

  • Organized profile. 

  • Excellent communication skills. 

  • We value team spirit and problem-solving. 

Good to have: 

  • Master’s degree in a related field. 

  • Experience in the development of spacecraft design. 

  • Knowledge in space standards (e.g. ECSS-E-HB-32-20, ECSS-E-ST-10-02/03, etc.) 

  • Experience with deployable mechanisms, solar panels, thrusters, cameras, antennas, and other S/C components. 

  • Ability to process and manage thermal analysis for mid-size satellites.

  • Coding abilities in C and Matlab, and knowledge of git. 

  • French Language is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop concepts and mechanical layouts for new satellite missions in collaboration with internal and external teams.

  • Work closely with the CTO and the Product Owner to finalize design trade-offs for new products.

  • Design and develop 3D parts and assemblies (for both ground and space segments), along with their manufacturing drawings and processes.

  • Take ownership, produce and maintain detailed CAD models and their derived PDM systems.

  • Lead the maturation of existing products through the spacecraft's life-cycle by identifying and planning the activities, analysis, and simulations to be performed.

  • Produce and maintain project documentation: Assembly-Integration flow charts, CIDLs, mechanical SoW, ICDs, etc.

  • Perform Static and Dynamic Modeling of hardware using FEA tools to ensure survivability for launch loads.

  • Support Thermal Analysis and Characterization of hardware, including upgrading the simulation procedures in place.

  • Support Testing and Verification efforts.

  • You may also be required to contact potential suppliers and oversee subcontracted activities.

  • Apply the right standards to ensure safety and reliability of the mission while keeping a NewSpace approach.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be part of an international team transforming the space industry.

  • A creative and innovative work environment where ideas turn into reality.

  • Competitive salary and benefits.

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