The Da Vinci Satellite team is recruiting! The different positions within the Technical team, the Education team, the Business team and the Public Relations team can be found below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.
The technical team is responsible for designing, building and testing the satellite. The team is divided into different subteams, namely, Payload, Systems, Software, Electrical and Ground Station & Operations.
Software Engineer (~8 hours per week)
As a software engineer you will be developing both the software for the high-level operational modes of the satellite, as well as the low-level hardware component drivers for all of our subsystems. You will be working closely together with the Electronics & Hardware team to thoroughly test the software to ensure that that it functions properly in space. Experience and a high level understanding of C++ is required, and experience with embedded systems is a plus!
Electronics Engineer (~8 hours per week)
As an electrical support engineer you will thoroughly test the different satellite subsystem and communicate with the respective companies in case of any difficulties. This will gradually shift towards research into a test and flight harness. Whilst researching you will look into how the different subsystems are powered, how they communicate with each other and lastly, if the flight harness can endure the launch and space environment, using a vibration test, for example. You will develop electronics and testing skills in a team setting using Arduino while sharpening your C++, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Lastly, your work and ideas will contribute to this team’s goal of sending a satellite into orbit for many year to come!
The education team is working hard on developing and testing the educational modules for both primary and secondary schools. These modules are direclty linked to the payload in the satellite.
Primary school (~4 hours per week)
You will be working in a team to develop an educational lesson package. These lessons are partly co-developed with the international primary school and focus on unconventional teaching methods with the aims of bringing space closer to Earth, literally.
High school (~4 hours per week)
You will be working in a team to develop masterclasses for high school students! The masterclass subjects range from, for example, Mars to Interplanetary Travel and aim to contain loads of unconventional educational methods. Expect loads of masterclass trial runs and testing sessions!
Website designer (Figma) (~4 hours per week)
We are looking for a webdesign enthusiast who is familiar with Figma. At the moment we are building our website which will be in direct contact with the Da Vinci Satellite (a unique opportunity) and which should be user-friendly, playful, child-friendly and educational. Your job will be to make sure the user journey is enjoyable and effective. You will get lots of support from the educational department and will work in an interdisciplinary team (from PR to tech). You will be part of the website development process with an external website developer, you can see your design come to life!
The business team focus on both the finance aspect as well as the external relations aspect. The finance sub team focus on getting funding for the project and taking care of the launch contract. The external relations team focus on keeping our partners up-to-date and on getting exposure for the team.
Funds acquisition (~4 hours per week)
As part of the ‘Funds acquisition’ team within the Finance team you will be responsible for looking for different funds that have a similar mission and vision as the 'Da Vinci Satellite' project and contacting them. You will be working with other members of the finance team and attend meetings with the entire business team so if you have any ideas for other projects you can always let the team know!
External media contactor (~4 hours per week)
As ‘External media contactor’ within the External Relations team you will be responsible for contacting external media outlets to generate press on the Da Vinci Satellite project. This can, for example, include getting into contact with magazines for writing articles or arranging radio interviews. You are free in pursuing what lies closest to your interests as well as come up with ideas together with the rest of the External Relations team!
Public relations positions
The public relations team aims at maintaining the Da Vinci Satellite corporate identity in order to build a following through recognizable and cohesive media and increasing team visibility towards students and the general public.
Event planner (~4 hours per week)
As ‘Event planner’ within the Public Relations team you will be responsible for organising events tied to the Da Vinci Satellite project, mainly connecting our project with sustainability initiatives as well as assisting in organising the events surrounding our satellite launch. Your responsibilities can include either working on previously thought-up events by the current team or coming up with your own creative ideas for either small- or large-scale events!
Social Media Content Manager (~4 hours per week)
As ‘Social Media Content Manager’ within the Public Relations team you will be responsible for creating and posting weekly posts on the Da Vinci Satellite social media. You will work together with another team member in the same role with whom the types of posts are divided. The posts can be related to the team and project but also space-related educational fun facts. The role gets support and ideas from the rest of the PR team, but is also very open to your own ideas and interpretations!
As a graphic designer you will be working with our housestyle and colours to design posters, merch, and whatever you find inspiration for.