Sr. Engineer, Satellite Configuration & Layout

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About the role

The Satellite Configuration & Layout Sr. Engineer, reporting directly to the Mechanical Engineering Director, is responsible for mechanical design and layout studies contributing to overall system architecture configuration selection.  This is a highly cross functional role requiring extensive knowledge and experience in understanding and trading complex inputs from multiple other disciplines – Electrical, Thermal, Structural, Mechanisms, Materials, Manufacturing, Assembly and Test.  The role will be permanently based in Prestwick, Scotland with limited domestic and  international travel.

Requirements for the role


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)  in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering,

  • Considerable relevant experience with hands-on CAD design of complex highly constrained systems on at least two Space flight development programs,

  • Experience making major optimization trades for satellite bus architectures including integration with RF payload subsystems.

  • Experience with structural materials and processes including metals, composites, bonded and bolted joints.

  • Demonstrable experience with common spacecraft bus subsystems and interfaces.

Preference may be given to candidates with

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent)  in Mechanical Engineering,

  • Relevant experience with deployable mechanized systems, primary structure manufacture and assembly in including incorporation of 3D printing design opportunities,

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate through Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action process to achieve a quality, elegant, effective way forward.



You will be responsible for


  • Objectively performing mechanical design drawings and layout studies from satellite to subsystem to equipment interfaces.

  • Intelligent generation and fast iteration of concepts to provide a basis for detailed trades on subsystems.

  • Developing detailed designs with CAD assemblies/components and drawings as deliverables.

  • Delivering an efficient structural design capable of low to medium volume production throughput (DFMA).

  • Documentation and presentation of materials for technical design reviews.

  • Robust design and support of test campaigns, both development and qualification/acceptance, for space hardware.

  • Knowledgeable application of requirements for overall system to survive launch and mission requirements in application environments.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help shape the way the world interacts with information. Our values at Mangata are: Courage, Teamwork, Commitment, and Getting Stuff Done. If you have the drive, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's go near, far and beyond.

About Mangata


Mangata is a Swedish word for the path of light that the moonlight draws on water, a universal symbol sung in many cultures. 


Mangata is more than just a satellite-enabled telecommunication services company. We work to enable people’s dreams by creating the needed connectivity infrastructure, services, and user experience at a cost people can afford. This, all the while building and operating a successful business. For that, we have created a clever proprietary architecture and brought together a team of remarkable professionals who all want to pave the path, resolutely.   


Mangata is deploying a satellite network using highly elliptical and medium earth orbits to provide network connectivity globally.   We will be developing innovative products for our customers to take advantage of our global network.