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Intern - Propulsion Software Engineer

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

Software Engineering
Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The role of the propulsion operations team is to ensure customers can use our in-space propulsion systems in the way they need to complete their mission.

The team operates on the interface between software, electronics, propulsion hardware, and the customer. Together with project managers we talk to customers and determine what kind of manoeuvrers and operations they want to perform with the propulsion system. Working together with the propulsion engineers, we determine what is possible and how the high-level concept of operations translate into the low-level read-out from sensors, and the actuation of heaters, valves, and igniters. We work closely with software and electrical engineers to make sure that the customer can interface effortlessly with the propulsion system.

Within this team, the focus of this position is on system level control characterisation and validation. This includes both designing new methods of control and performing tests to verify and validate their implementation.

You will also work to support the Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) team with various activities involving the control electronics.

Internship duration: minimum 5 months


  • Characterise system level operations.
  • Develop analytical propulsion operation models.
  • Verify and validate models and control implementation.
  • Support development of embedded flight software.
  • Support various AIT activities involving control electronics and functional system testing.