Product Assurance and Quality engineer

Exotrail is hiring!


Exotrail is a space company based in France. We are developing mobility solutions for an agile space.

Our mission is to allow small satellite constellations to move in space, so that we can optimise their deployment, increase their performances and reduce space pollution. Thanks to this, a new world of telecommunication, Earth observation and space exploration will arise.

Our mobility solutions range from highly flexible high-thrust propulsion systems for small satellites (ExoMG™), mission simulation and operation software (ExoOPS™), and orbital transfer vehicles (SpaceVan™).

Exotrail launched in 2017 and has secured over 17M€ from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. Our team consists of 30 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris).

This is only the beginning. Small satellites equipped with propulsion will be able to deliver new space services and will entirely disrupt the space industry by servicing, repairing, assembling and manufacturing spacecrafts directly in orbit. Join us and be part of our great ambition!

Job Description

Your activity will be focused on Product Assurance of our hardware products (related to space propulsion for small satellites), and Quality management of the overall company.

Product assurance main tasks :

  • Establish the methods and procedures to guarantee the quality of technological developments based on space standards (e.g. ECSS) but also on Taylored standards define by the company itself to fit the New Space approach
  • Coach employees to ensure standards are met and represent results
  • Define and monitor the product quality of suppliers, complete audits or reviews at the suppliers’ premises
  • Support planning, organizing and supervising of reviews
  • Prepare datapackages for customers and agencies reviews
  • Perform reliability and failure analyses
  • Plan and implement MIPs and KIPs (Mandatory/Key Inspection Points)
  • Secure test environments in accordance with recognized standards
  • Plan and monitor environmental and lab conditions to ensure the product quality

Quality management main tasks :

  • Establish then maintain the Quality Management System, methods, procedures and processes to improve product quality, process effectiveness, and suppliers' performance in adherence with the company quality policy, and with an emphasis on the current ISO 9001 management standards
  • Manage the non-conformance process
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement methods
  • Identify risks and critical issues with mitigation solutions with the aim of reducing rework and increasing Customer satisfaction
  • Results to include: - a Quality Management System that meets New Space requirements and expectations; - a mid term company certification according to ISO 9001 standards.

Preferred Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in industrial projects
  • Experience in working as a product assurance engineer
  • Knowledge of recognized space standards (e.g. ECSS, MIL)
  • Very good English skills written and spoken
  • High motivation for constructive and solution oriented way of working in a team
  • Very good soft and presentation skills (presentations, technical documentation, assumptions, oral presentation)
  • Able to work with a great autonomy
  • You should be passionate with space and entrepreneurship and be ready to work in a very demanding, evolving and challenging environment – and be ready to propose suggestions and be pro-active!
  • You will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Operating Officer

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 11 January 2021
  • Location: Massy, France (91300)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 3 years