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Current Opportunities at Lumi Space

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Optical Systems Engineer

Permanent - UK/Hybrid

The role will involve:

  • System design of ground-based and space-based optical systems

  • Assisting requirements gathering for opto-mechanical systems

  • Responsible for prototyping and testing of mechanical components

  • Liaising with manufacturers and suppliers

  • Feeding in to broader system design


Person specification


  • Degree in Mechanical engineering, Physics, Optics, or similar

  • Demonstrated experience with design, build and test of optical systems

  • Experience with rapid prototyping manufacturing techniques

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills


  • PhD in Astronomy/Optics/Physics

  • Strong user of CAD software (e.g. SolidWorks)

  • Experience with various types of optical systems/components such as telescopes, cameras, lasers, LIDAR, lenses, mirrors is highly desirable

  • Experienced user of optical design software such as Zemax OpticStudio is desired but not essential

  • Experience working with institutional customers and academic partners

Lumi Space prides itself on being a super flexible company. The role is currently fully remote, with occasional team days in central London.


Project Manager (Space)

Permanent - UK/Hybrid

The exciting bit: you’ll help deliver innovative technologies which are transforming space safety and sustainability from day one. You’ll be part of a small, but fast-growing team and help shape the future of the company. Lots of potential for professional development, and the flexibility to do it the way that suits you.

We are seeking a project manager with demonstrated initiative, enthusiasm, and drive who can inspire and lead a team to execute cutting-edge space projects to a variety of clients, including institutional, export, and defence clients. Opportunities to also work on grant application writing and business development.

At Lumi Space, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We strive to ensure that our recruitment, development, and retention practices promote equal opportunities for all individuals.

The role will involve:

  • Management of projects from contract commencement through development and delivery of space and ground segments.

  • To be responsible for all aspects of the project, or a major element of a programme, working in accordance with the established procedures & processes developed within Lumi Space (including schedules, deliverables lists, management plans, risk management/mitigation, reviews, payment milestones etc).

  • Communication with Lumi Space customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Monitoring and control of the project finances to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed budget.

  • Supporting bids, covering deliverables, schedule, costs, risks and customer interactions.


Person Specification


  • Proven experience in project management specifically in setting up, running and successfully delivering projects, ideally in a satellite or aerospace engineering industry and for stakeholders such as UKSA, ESA, and Innovate UK.

  • Experience of interfacing with customers.

  • Quality assurance and risk management experience.

  • Good people management skills and team working skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and a high degree of organisation.

  • Proven ability to deliver solutions under pressure and to tight timescales.

  • Ability to produce and maintain a risk register.

  • Ability to create a project plan and to translate that into a project schedule within appropriate software tools.

  • Understanding of contracts and product assurance plans.



  • Familiarity with Innovate UK, Space Agency and MoD (Ministry of Defence) processes

  • Good experience of implementing contracts.

  • Familiarity with ECSS standards and their implications for product delivery

  • Experience developing satellite / ground station systems

  • Experience developing electro-optical systems

  • Ability to work closely with technical teams to understand and grasp concepts and issues and translate those to schedule and cost impacts with a balanced approach to risk

  • Team expansion, hiring and company culture formation experience would be beneficial.

Lumi Space prides itself on being a super flexible company. The role is currently fully remote, with occasional team days in central London.



Join the Team

At Lumi, we are developing space lasers to make the satellite industry more sustainable. We're looking for ambitious, resourceful engineers who are passionate about making space sustainable for all.

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