Control Systems Engineer

Team: Balloon Project

Working Hours: 11am to 4.30pm Saturdays

Location: Electical Engineering Building (G17) 216

Minimum Commitment: 12 Months

Want to take your skills to new heights? BLUEsat Balloon Project is recruiting a mechatronics or electrical engineering student (or related degree) with experience in control systems to program a gimbal that will provide image stabilisation for our synthetic aperature radar research payload. Students will have the opportunity to work with cool equipment including an ASXMOV Phoenix camera gimbal and a GM-6 industrial gimbal.

This NATO backed project is the perfect place to show off your awesome skills, and will make you highly sought after by employers. If accepted, you will have immediate impact in developing the control systems crucial to successful radar operation. This is a perfect example to put your knowledge to practical use and create something that you can be proud of.


You will be responsible for categorising, designing and testing the control systems on the balloon.


Good experience with control systems theory

• Good documentation skills

Good programming ability (embedded development, or otherwise)


• An availability of least 10h+ a week


• An opportunity to work on a NATO funded research project.

• Access to networking events with the space industry.

• An opportunity to practise and develop your software engineering skills.

• Access to a community of like-minded people passionate about space.

• Be recognised by future employers for your technical and soft skills.