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Safety Engineer

  • Paris - La Défense, Île-de-France
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Job description

MaiaSpace is a European space tech company designing, operating and commercializing space transportation solutions for small spacecrafts.

We are driven by the belief that space stands as a major enabler for a better and more sustainable life on Earth. In line with this vision, we aim at developing simple, sober, and flexible solutions.

Our first and primary focus is on developing and prototyping a reusable and eco-responsible small launcher, building upon technologies and capabilities that bridge Newspace agility and Legacy space know-how thanks to MaiaSpace original identity. We are open-minded, transparent, pragmatic, result oriented and definitely people centric.

Safety Engineer

Working in tandem with the company's RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety) expert, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the safety requirements of space operations.

You will stand as MaiaSpace focal point for all matters governed by the FSOA (French Space Operation Act), and as such the preferred point of contact for CNES, the French space agency, for the preparation of preliminary compliance (development phase) and launch authorization applications (operational launches).

In this perimeter, your tasks will include :

  • Lead safety analyses of the launch vehicle and concept of operations, and elaborate pragmatic engineering approaches for operating the first reusable launcher in Europe :
  • Work with the teams in charge of mission studies, to propose an in-flight backup strategy adapted to a reusable launcher,
  • Work with the launch base teams, to identify any requirements to adapt existing means, or develop new ones (telemetry, localization, remote control and safety)
  • Work with the operations team, to define operations sheets and tailor them to applicable regulations.
  • Compile and keep up to date safety submission files along the design phase, addressing launcher life phases on ground and in flight up to decommissioning,
  • Carry out the authorization process of the FSOA, by preparing the following analysis :
  • The Preliminary Conformity Demand,
  • The EDD (Hazards Study),
  • The EDI (Environment Impact Study),
  • The safety mission file for ground (CSG - Guyana Space Center) and close-range flight,
  • The Authorization Demand (DDA) renewal, for each dedicated Launch Mission
  • Interface on a day-to-day base with our Dev/Ops teams to ensure that launcher and ground support equipment meet the applicable safety requirements.

Job requirements


  • Engineering Degree, with 5 or more years of experience in launch systems operations, in flight and/or on ground.
  • Good knowledge of French Space Laws (FSOA) and safety regulations of hazardous systems.
  • Basic knowledge of most common hazardous systems used on launch vehicles, including pyrotechnic devices.
  • Additional insight of maritime and environmental regulations would be an asset.

🛸 Know how

  • Team spirit, sharing and solidarity
  • Curiosity, Adaptation
  • Pragmatism
  • Rigor and precision

🎬 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.

📢 We're hiring ! ✨


  • Paris - La Défense, Île-de-France, France
Launch System


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