System Engineer 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 system engineers you are in charge of the overall technical rocket development and design by tracking the competition requirements and subsystem interfaces. Your main responsibility is to work together with the Project Manager on the organizational side, as well as having the technical view over the whole system. Tasks include:

  • Have the overview of the system: Track the mass, power and data budget
  • Coordinate the technical progress and testing activities
  • Define, track and ensure compliance with the requirements
  • Ensure compatibility of all sub-systems by tracking the interfaces
  • Enhance the overall rocket concept and design
  • Organize manufacturing and assembly

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
  • 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:

  • Learn to understand complex systems as a whole
  • Learn how to deal with critical decisions
  • Become a leader in a technical role
  • 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!
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Position: System Engineer 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