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Orbital Platform CAD Designer

Paris - La Défense, Île-de-FranceColibripf2t7

Description de l'offre d'emploi

About us

MaiaSpace is a European space tech company, designing, manufacturing and operating competitive and sustainable solutions for space mobility. We are driven by the belief that access to space is a major enabler for a better and more sustainable life on Earth, addressing the challenges faced by humanity: climate, resources, connectivity, and data. Our aim is to successfully design and test a cost-effective and reusable mini-launch vehicle by 2026.

Orbital Platform CAD Designer

Maiaspace is looking for a senior CAD Designer to join one of our agile multi-disciplinary teams in charge of the development of MaiaSpace Colibri orbital vehicle. Colibri orbital vehicle has different roles. It will first play a kickstage role enhancing MaiaSpace performance and injection flexibility. Then, in midterm horizon, additional functionalities will be added to the vehicle to address in orbit services opportunities from which active debris removal is one of our main targets. This vehicle is at the crossroad between a launcher and a satellite.

You will be in charge of CAD layout of Colibri for mock-up, development models and flight models. You will be responsible for the design and numerical modeling of the secondary structures, interfaces and implementation of the various hardware (avionic module, propulsion equipments, sensors, …), electrical harness, fluidic and thermal subsystems (MLI, CTA, etc.), working directly with the Mechanical Design Engineer in charge of the primary structure, who provides the associated 3D models.

You will be responsible for the overall digital model of the Colibri product, and will ensure that all models are consistent and that sub-assemblies can be integrated to provide input data for the production and AIT teams.

You will carry out these activities for the various development phases (functional models, development models, flight models).

Your tasks will be the following:

  • propose layouts in line with the high-level technical requirements defined for the primary structure and subsystems, and the best practices applicable to the design of space vehicles,
  • take into account production and AIT constraints and requirements, negotiate them if necessary,
  • consider "design to cost" constraints (cost, lead time, supply and integration, etc.).
  • project in 3D different layout solutions/concepts for sub-assemblies (electrical harness, piping, thermal) and secondary structures,
  • manage layout studies, check clashes and clearances, verify compliance with layout constraints (proximity, field of view, etc.); manage CAD model input/output data,
  • manage the CAD model of the Colibri platform, validate 3D models, specify to subcontractors and check delivered models,
  • provide inputs for mass, centering and inertia budgets, tolerancing budget and definition and assembly files.
  • monitor the manufacture of parts and support the person(s) in charge of methods and integration.

Pré-requis du poste

🎓 Qualification:

We are looking for candidates with the following experience and skills:

  • General or mechanical bachelor degree (+2 or 3 years post Baccalaureate),
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in CAD Design of orbital platform layout,
  • CAD tools, in particular SolidWorks, in order to be autonomous in drawing,
  • good knowledge of space environment constraints.
  • knowledge of mechanical and thermal design, wiring and propulsion piping system,
  • Ability to work as part of a team and flexibly with regard to a start-up environment,
  • Autonomy, rigor, good interpersonal and communication skills, proactive problem-solving attitude,
  • Ability to work quickly, be "solutions-oriented" and propose disruptive ideas,

🎬 Working at MaiaSpace

You will be joining a friendly multi-disciplinary team, comprised of multi-skilled people, following Agile and Scrum methodologies. This means that your role and responsibility may evolve over time with varied assignments and challenges depending on priorities and competences. Your work will be hands-on and in close contact with the final product. We are open-minded, transparent, pragmatic, result oriented and people centric. Teamwork is at the heart of how we work together and our co-workers share the same fundamental values: respect, humility, reactivity and autonomy with a passion for technical excellence. Our newly acquired office space at La Defense is located within the heart of Europe’s largest purpose built business and commercial district with easy access to public transport.

Written and spoken communication is in French and English.


Paris - La Défense, Île-de-France, France


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