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Nanosatellite systems engineering

Toulouse, France


You must have citizenship from a country of the European Union to apply to this position.

Your Profile

This list is not exhaustive nor exclusive. No self-censorship here, if you think your profile fits, even if not ticking all the boxes, feel free to apply and explain to us why in your first email!

Hard skills

  • You are a STEM student, with at least a bachelor in aerospace engineering or a related subject,

  • You have experience of preliminary design for a nanosatellite, either at system or subsystem-level. Phase D and AIT experience would be a plus, as well as the use of tools like STK or IDM-CIC,

  • You can do mission analysis, platform budgets (mass, data, energy, etc.), lead discussion in a make-buy trade-off, and interface with subcontractors and providers to request quotes and help manage procurement and progress,

  • You are not afraid of technical subjects you don’t know yet, and have diverse skills in your toolbox.

  • Don’t hesitate to show us a bit of what you’ve done ! 

Soft skills

  • You like practical, hands-on projects, and show autonomy. The startup world is a bit messy sometimes, and we’ll need your help on unexpected topics to keep up with the swirl of things going on,

  • You know how to communicate about your results, including conveying their interest to a non-technical public,

  • You are passionate about space, and have a technical and technological culture about the sector. Having a bit of a network (teachers, other students, partners from a former project, etc.) is a plus !

About the Company

SpaceLocker aims to make satellite missions more efficient and sustainable. To achieve this, we develop in-orbit payload hosting stations based on our docking port technology, the "USB port of satellites".


Our vision is to become the preferred solution for sending equipment into orbit, so as to reduce space pollution, and to become the leading supplier of docking interfaces for satellites.


We are not trying to build a dog picture blockchain nor the new Airbnb, but a profitable company that will provide the foundations for the next generation of space exploration. This intention is anchored to a solid technical expertise, a quick prototyping approach and a strong link to the market.

It’s the startup world, with the good stimulating aspects, and without the weird fetish for table soccer: we are a no-bullshit company that counts on senior advisors and every team member to reach credible milestones quickly and efficiently.


SpaceLocker is a company firmly engaged about diversity and inclusivity, of age, gender, origins, handicap or any other characteristic (and we are aware of the slight irony, the founder team being the most average white guys you can imagine 😀) . Progress and inclusion is not just corporate speech: we are aware it needs actual efforts and compromises.

You will help on the mission analysis and preliminary design for a CubeSat-based In Orbit Demonstration, then assist the SpaceLocker team in the procurement and contractor follow-up phases.

You will work closely with the CTO of the company, help with the preliminary analyses for and be responsible for the master versions of program documents such as Mission Requirements Document, Verification Plans, and preliminary Systems Architecture, depending on the results of the make/buy trade-offs.

This position is not a one-person-show, but you will have the opportunity to take a technical lead on end-to-end aspects of a nanosatellite mission, from start to late realization steps. You will also act as a reference satellite systems engineer on other projects of the company, for example in feasibility studies in our customer pipeline.

The plus sides: 

  • You will get involved in high-level discussions and design decisions from day one, and learn things you will never see at school,

  • True “subject matters expert” role within the scope of your subject, with freedom in execution and actual industrial achievements at the end,

  • An interesting mix of in-house developments and procurement, that will prepare you well for both industrial and agency jobs,

  • The opportunity to develop your network and present to investors, partners and institutional actors,  

  • If you do well, a full-time offer after the internship, with the opportunity to help the company grow from a key position.

Monthly allowance is 1000 euro after tax, with room for negotiation depending on your qualifications, profile, and personal conditions. Standard internship benefits apply (lunch stipend, public transportation pass subsidy, etc.). Some help can be provided with relocation costs from your place of study, especially if you come from a country with lower purchasing power in Europe.

The Mission

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