SPIN - Clearspace - Space Robotics Software for the CLEAR mission


Employment Type Internship
Location Hybrid · London, UK
Salary Starting from £4,000 (GBP) Salary for 2 month internship
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 9:26am, 14th May 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

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Job Description

At ClearSpace, we believe in reusability, in affordability driving disruption, and that no progress is real unless it is sustainable.

Our company was founded in 2018 out of the realization that in-orbit servicing and space debris removal are vital services for the future of space exploration and operations. Today ClearSpace has assembled an expert engineering team and is leading the way toward sustainable space operations. From a garage in Switzerland, we now operate across Europe and the US, and are working with world-leading institutions and companies to bring our dream of a sustainable space ecosystem to life.

Motivated to join us and make a difference beyond earth? We are currently looking for a SPINtern to join us to to do co-engineering in a small, fast-moving, agile team to find an ideal testing solution for our robotic arm that will be used for our CLEAR mission.

Project Description:

  • Setup of the robotic arm software front-end

  • Testing a novel joint actuator for a space robot

  • Setup software to automate tests and provide data gathering capabilities.

  • Setup of automated data post-processing to enable rapid assessment of joint metrics.

  • The project will involve hands on experience with flight representative spacecraft mechanisms, providing experience of software, electrical and firmware fields.

  • Presenting at team meetings and interacting with stakeholders and suppliers

  • Find out more about SPIN and explore FAQs here.

Applicant Specification:

We are looking for someone who is interested in space systems engineering and spacecraft design, with an interest in robotics.

Minimum requirements:

  • Passion, enthusiasm and a proactive attitude towards learning.

  • Currently pursuing or completed a relevant degree in aerospace, computer science, or engineering.

  • Demonstrated interest in high performance software design.

  • At least 1 year experience with coding in both Python and C/C++

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Process details:

  • 8 weeks minimum fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate

  • 4 days holiday to be taken during the placement

This job description set outs the skills and experience we believe are needed to be able to do this job but, research also tells us women are much more likely than men to take this list of requirements as absolute and self-select out of the process. If you think you can deliver this role then we want to hear from you, regardless of the boxes you didn’t tick.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 14th May 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 14th May 2024