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RAMS Lead Engineer / Solution Architect (f/m/d)

Job ID: R0094862 Location: Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Full time, Regular Employment
Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

Thales Alenia Space Schweiz AG in Zurich, with its 75 employees, is the Swiss branch of the internationally operating Thales Alenia Space, which has been developing, integrating, testing and operating innovative and complex space systems for more than 40 years. Thales Alenia Space Switzerland technologies and products are used in the exploration of our solar system and the cosmos, earth observation and satellite telecommunications.

RAMS Lead Engineer/ Solution Architect (f/m/d)
( R0094862)
in space travel at our location in Zurich in Switzerland

You will enjoy having this responsibility:

Lead, establish and maintain RAMS analyses for optical and electro-optical systems and maintain the solution throughout the product life cycles and perform requirements and verification management related to RAMS in collaboration with SEM and IVVQ Manager.

This includes the following tasks:

  • Support the architecture and requirements definition
    • Analysis of customer and stakeholder requirements
    • Support the development and verification logic
    • Support of interfaces and requirements for external partners
    • Support of product architecture for electro-optic and mechatronic systems

  • Definition, analysis and trade-off of system concepts in multi-disciplinary teams
    • Establish and support RAMS analyses
    • Failure detection, isolation and recovery concept definition and FME(C)A analysis
    • Reliability analysis for electro-optical and mechatronic systems
    • Safety&Hazard analyses
    • H/W-S/W interaction
    • Setting up / flow-down budgets ( reliability, availability etc. )
    • Definition of FDIR concepts

  • Risk management based on RAMS critical items
  • Establishing key project documentation (e.g. development plans, design description and justification reports, interface control documents)
  • Verification control throughout the project life cycle
  • Documentation of the activities and results of the system configuration and Support Action Item management

Your background and skills:

  • 10+ years experience in electrical engineering
  • Degree in Engineering, Aerospace, Physics, Electronics/Photonics or Microtechniques
  • Experience in product development for electro-optic and mechatronic systems
  • Experience in Systems Engineering, architecting and problem solving is compulsory
  • Experience in risk management
  • Experience in reliability analysis for different standards (e.g. MIL-HDBK-217, FIDES) usinge.g. Relex/Windchill reliability (or similar tools) is compulsory
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art Requirements Management tools (DOORS) is an advantage
  • Pronounced self-motivation and commitment in connection with a strong sense of responsibility and reliability
  • Pronounced communication skills and proven experience in working in international environment
  • Fluent in English, German and French is a plus
  • Experience in space or aviation is an advantage
  • Representing/Leading engineering teams
  • Readiness for un-frequent travel

As a global player with projects all over the world we are looking for candidates of different backgrounds and backgrounds, because the diversity of our innovative and creative teams is our success factor. Therefore, this is also a central aspect of our personnel selection.

You want to know more? We look forward to hearing from you:

Talent Acquisition Team Switzerland
Tel .: +49 (0) 7156 353 42869

We look forward to receiving your application via our  workday career portal.

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