Lead Space Systems Engineer Ref# V-32636-5

  • Luxembourg
  • €110000 - €120000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32636-5

Do you have a passion for space and experience with complex projects?

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Lead Space Systems Engineer to lead a team of engineers and spearhead the design, construction, and delivery of small satellites for their global clientele. You will be the customer’s go-to technical expert, collaborating closely with specialists across disciplines from defining spacecraft requirements to post-launch commissioning. This role demands a broad technical understanding encompassing hardware, software, integration, power management, mechanical design, and manufacturing.

The position is located in Aalborg (Denmark) or Luxembourg, with travel requirements of approximately 15-20 days per year.

Key Responsibilities for the Lead Space Systems Engineer:

  • Lead the project’s systems team, overseeing the design and architecture of the spacecraft and its systems.
  • Develop and maintain documentation following established space engineering standards.
  • Contribute technically across all phases of mission and spacecraft design, from initial requirements to final integration and verification.
  • Manage interfaces with internal and external stakeholders, including payloads, ground control, launchers, etc.
  • Collaborate extensively with colleagues across various departments and locations, including Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, France, and North America.
  • Balance high-level design work with hands-on development and implementation tasks.

Key Skills and Experience Required by the Lead Space Systems Engineer:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in engineering or relevant technical field, or equivalent professional experience in high-tech.
  • Proven experience in space systems engineering, spacecraft, and mission design.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of space systems, including satellites, spacecraft, launch vehicles, and related technologies.
  • Proficiency in systems engineering principles and methodologies (requirements analysis, system architecture, integration, verification, and validation).
  • Experience with CAD tools (SOLIDWORKS or similar) and mission analysis tools (STK, GMAT or similar).
  • Familiarity with programming languages (e.g., Python, Matlab) may be beneficial depending on the specific role.

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong quality awareness and understanding of aerospace industry standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify and manage risks.
  • Meets deadlines and proactively communicates deviations.
  • Results-oriented, autonomous, and analytical.


  • Fluent English (speaking, reading, writing) at a professional level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including explaining technical concepts to diverse audiences.


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience collaborating with customers and explaining complex technologies clearly.

If your skills and experience match this Lead Space Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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