Archangel Lightworks is a start-up specialised in space laser communications based in Harwell Space Campus, Oxfordshire. Founded in mid-2017, we have secured long-term funding and successfully demonstrated several novel prototypes related to laser transmission and efficient perpendicular solar concentration. Our mission is to make 100x more data download possible to meet the demand from the growing satellites market, especially smallsats, delivering more data from the earth orbit to the ground at higher speed. This project will be developed directly with the European Space Agency..
We are looking for a multi-skilled Structural Mechanical Systems Engineer with experience in composites and structural analysis to join our high-performance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the trade-off analysis of payload mechanical and electromechanical design for communication payloads and working closely with systems engineering.
Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Interested applicants may also consider starting first as a fixed-term consultant while rolling into a permanent role, which we would willingly support depending on your ability to deliver, innovate and lead. We are a small company who like to do big impactful things and we are seeking someone who shares that mindset.
Required skills/experience (* = must-haves!)
Desirable additional skills/experience:
£40000 - £55000 baseline. We pay higher for those with relevant skills towards top of the industry, demonstrating positive impact and taking more responsibility.
We also believe in regular recognition and building a high-performance team. We work around delivery-focused, agile sprints such that you will be making visible contributions early and regularly, with a sustainable work-life balance. There are options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home, travel and training bursaries, custom benefits, as needed. We also work in the buzzing Harwell Space Campus with regular events on site (networking, workshops), and delicious lunch time international cuisines.
Dates and duration:
Suitable candidate to join as soon as possible, with the start date negotiable.
Our offices are with the European Space Agency at Harwell, near Oxford. Some remote work will be possible. There might be some opportunities for overseas travel – please indicate any restrictions due to visas etc.
This role will close once suitable applicants are appointed.
To comply with data protection laws, we keep all candidates' personal data confidential and secure while their applications are being considered and remove such data as soon as possible (in the same month) once a decision has been reached.
Tier 2 visa sponsorship
We are only licensed to sponsor candidates who are already in the UK. All candidates requiring tier 2 visa are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applications, but please note that the limited numbers of sponsorship certificates would need to be reserved for exceptional talents. In other words, the non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Those currently exempted from this test are in-country Tier 4 visa holders, for example. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
You can introduce your service at recruitment [at] archangel [dot] works; however, due to high call/email volume we will only get back in touch if we need further assistance.