Subsystem Team Leader Rocket Team

Our student initiative is based at ETH Zürich (Hönggerberg) and inspires students across Switzerland in hands-on space engineering challenges through collaboration with academia and industry.

Our rocket project goes into the 3rd round: Following project HEIDI, ARIS participates at the Spaceport America Cup (SPAC) 2020 in New Mexico. For this, an interdisciplinary core team of 15-20 students is formed that designs, builds and competes at the Cup!

As one of the subsystem team leaders you are in charge of one of the subsystems within the rocket project (see below). Tasks include:

  • Have the overview of your subsystem
  • Ensure proper communication with the project manager, system engineer and other subsystems
  • Track and ensure compliance with the interfaces of the other subsystems
  • Coordinate the technical progress of your subsystem
  • Set up and lead team meetings, communicate & plan with other subsystem teams
  • Organize manufacturing, assembly and testing

From each our team members we expect:

  • We expect you to spend 2-3 days a week on the project and be able to join team meetings and workshops in Zurich
  • Be proactive and able to take responsibility
  • Fail, get up and learn from it
  • Take the technical project responsibility of your subsystem
  • Have a flair to communicate with an interdisciplinary team
  • You don’t have to be a specialist yet but you are willing to become one!
What do you get?

By participating in this unique challenge you will:

  • Enhance your leader capabilities
  • Learn how to deal with critical decisions
  • Learn more about your subsystem and the rocket as a whole system
  • Take initiative outside of the class room and gain hands-on experience
  • Establish and grow your network in industry and academia
  • Be part of a friendly community, grow as a unit and build life-long friendships
  • Kick start your career!

You can apply as team leader for: Structures, Propulsion, Recovery, Simulations, Avionics+Control and Payload. Please state in your cover letter which team you want to join and why.

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Position: Subsystem Team Leader Rocket Team

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Employment Type
Rocket Team
Beginning of employment
September 2019
Duration of employment
2 Semesters
Working Hours
2-3 days/week
Date posted
March 26, 2019