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Join Our Team! We're on the lookout for passionate individuals to fill several key roles. While we've highlighted our most sought-after positions below, we value diverse talents and interests. If you're passionate about a role not listed here, don't hesitate to apply using the links provided. Your enthusiasm could be the perfect fit for Orbit NTNU!

Available Positions

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Chief Marketing Officer

Do you want to experience leadership in an innovative, engaging and highly dedicated organization? Do you want to lead Orbit NTNUs strategies, communication, marketing and more? Do you want to experience being a board member and a part of Norwegian space history? Orbit NTNU is searching for our next Chief Marketing Officer, who wants to drive Orbit NTNUs strategic marketing and communication. Orbit needs to be a central student-organization in the space industry to do the cutting-edge projects that we do, and you can help us do it with close support from the organization. We would love to hear from you! The board, Orbit NTNU

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Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Do you love people and organization? Do you find strategy planning and implementing interesting? Do you want to be a part of a organization that promotes learning, passion and diversity? Apply as CHRO! As the CHRO, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership by aligning HR initiatives with the broader organizational goals. This means that you have to form and implement strategic initiatives in collaboration with the HR-department. Your role will encompass overseeing the entire talent lifecycle, from acquisition to development, and ensuring a positive workplace culture. You get to work with different challenges, and it requires that you're innovative and good at solving problems! You will take charge of employee relations, addressing concerns, and contributing to conflict resolution. You will also be a part of Orbit NTNU's board, so a part of your job will also include organizational development. No skills necessary, we just want to find a candidate that is passionate and innovative!

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Marketing Manager

Want to reach all Norwegians when we launch the first satellite into orbit from European soil? Want to join an organization full of meaning to inspire future generations to follow their dreams? As our marketing manager, you help to show students and the world the extreme projects Orbit does. No previous experience is needed, you will learn through Orbit. Marketing managers choose between 4 main areas that they will manage: general marketing, PR & Publications, Art & graphics and Video & photos. A career with us in Orbit, will also have a positive effect for you in the job market. There are a thousand possibilities. Only your ambitions can stop you!

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Marketing Manager interested in Photography

Our student organization is seeking a student with a passion for photography and videography to join as a photo and video manager and help capture the story of our cutting-edge satellite technology projects. You will work on cutting-edge projects, collaborate with a team to create a cohesive visual identity, gain valuable experience, and stand out in the job market. Join a team of like-minded individuals passionate about building the future. Apply now to take your skills to new heights.

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Event Manager

Business presentations, cabin trips, or 'julebord'? As an event manager at Orbit, you will get the chance to work in a warm marketing team arranging a broad spectre of events and happenings, ranging from cinema trips, 17. May parties, cabin trips, as well as excursions to industry leading corporations. Events are a major part of a good environment, make a good change happen with the position Event Manager.

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Marketing Manager interested in Cinematography and Video

Our student organization is seeking a videography enthusiast to join as a Video Manager and help capture the story of our cutting-edge satellite technology projects. As Video Manager, you will have the opportunity to showcase your unique footage, collaborate with a team to create visually stunning content, gain valuable experience, and stand out in the job market. Join a team of like-minded individuals passionate about building the future. Apply now to take your skills to new heights and be a part of something bigger.

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DevOps Engineer

The GOAL of DevOps is to have fun learning new utilities, and make ORBIT even more effective as an student organisation. No pre-requirements are necessary, but KNOWLEDGE about DevOps, git, servers, IT, general programming and communication strategies is a plus. We only expect you to be willing to learn and have an interest in space! As a DevOps engineer in Orbit, you will be RESPONSIBLE for designing and implementing the infrastructure and processes needed to develop, test, and deploy the software and systems used on the satellites. This may involve setting up and maintaining continuous integration and delivery pipelines, automating deployment and testing processes, finally configuring and managing cloud-based infrastructure. We also build cool Slackbots like our OV-bot and bug-bot that is in the making. WHAT IS DevOps? DevOps is a development model for companies and industry. It can be seen as being derived from multiple movements or models like agile, lean, the theory of constraints and Toyota Kata. It’s goal is to make development and operation departments work better and more efficiently together. This concept is something that really is in the wind at the moment, and more and more people are seeing its benefits. Not only in the structural manner, but also in the way of being much more profitable. Finally, we are quite a new group inside ORBIT. As a consequence, we have some free rains to choose what we want to focus our semester on. Do you have any wonderful ideas for making ORBIT a more efficient and streamlined organisation, apply for the DevOps team! I promise, you will not regret it :) Looking forward to meeting you at intervju rounds! Best regards, Knut Olav Kragh DevOps Team Lead

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ADCS Engineer

Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADCS) deals with the cybernetics aspect of the satellite. This includes designing the satellite’s control systems, modeling and simulation of certain parts of the satellite, testing, and a variety of different tasks. As a part of ADCS, you will play a crucial role in the satellites’ autonomous systems, which are absolutely vital for their survival in space. Qualifications: There are no academic requirements to join ADCS. However, having completed a course in linear algebra is strongly recommended. If you’re currently taking, or have completed a course in control systems, this will be very helpful as well. Most of our code is written in either MATLAB or C, but you don't have to be very familiar with either of these. You will get the training needed to work with all necessary tools, so the most important thing is to be a good team player and eager to learn!

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Human Resources Member

Are you passionate about people and work? If so, Orbit have an exciting opportunity for you. Orbit NTNU is actively seeking motivated individuals to join our HR team. With Orbit's remarkable growth in recent years, our HR team, though relatively new, is dedicated to elevating Orbit into an even better student organization, not just in Trondheim but also within the space industry. As a member of the HR team, you will have an important role in shaping our workforce and nurturing a thriving organizational culture. Your responsibilities include a wide range of tasks, including overseeing the end-to-end recruitment process, developing and implementing HR policies and procedures, and cultivating a work environment that fosters both growth and innovation. Collaborating with other teams, mediating employee relations, addressing concerns, and promoting a harmonious and inclusive workplace. When it comes to qualifications, we are on the lookout for social, people-oriented, and highly motivated individuals! The only requirement is a genuine desire to work with people and an interest in work culture and administration. We eagerly anticipate your response! Warm regards, Johanne Liverød Stensheim

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Systems Engineer

Are you the kind of person who enjoys looking at the big picture and understanding how everything works together? Are you eager to work among enthusiastic peers, as well as connect with experts within the space community? Become a Systems Engineer! RESPONSIBILITIES: As a Systems Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design, integration, commissioning, and maintenance of complex engineering systems. This includes everything from the electrical and power systems to the communication systems. You will work closely with other team members to ensure the subsystems are properly integrated and meet all necessary performance and reliability requirements. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining documentation for all subsystems and tracking and addressing any issues arising during development and testing. QUALIFICATIONS: Despite how incredibly difficult this seems, no previous knowledge is required. As long as you are willing to learn and a dedicated team member, you are wanted! You are highly encouraged to work with what motivates you, as you will be designing your own role within the team. As a part of our team, you are expected to work approximately 15 hours per week, although we understand that it’s not always easy to balance education and extracurricular activities. These hours will be divided among workshops with the team and all of Orbit, meetings, and independent work. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Satellite Communications Engineer

Are you interested in programming and the physics behind wireless communication? Then a member of the Satellite Communications Team is where you want to be! We work on a wide range of tasks, but our main goals are to communicate with the satellites and ensure stable communication. A satellite communications engineer might be the most versatile position in Orbit NTNU. We are tasked with everything from designing the onboard communication equipment to writing programs that control the satellite remotely. Since this team has several challenges, you can work on whatever you find the most interesting. For instance, this could be developing command systems that remotely control satellites, monitoring potential problems, collecting all necessary data and maintaining the antenna ground station on campus. The Satellite Communications Team seeks highly motivated students who find wireless communication interesting! Students skilled in Python, software-defined radio and the physics of electromagnetic radiation are desired. Still, the most valued qualities are the willingness to spend time and effort ensuring our satellite communication goes well. You will learn how Orbit NTNU communicates with the satellites and how it works, so no skills are required!

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Test Engineer

As a test engineer in Orbit, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our missions. You will be responsible for designing and conducting a variety of tests to verify that our satellite can withstand the extreme forces of launch and the harsh conditions of space. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop valuable skills on handling and conducting tests on satellites.

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Embedded Systems Engineer

The embedded software group doesn’t just develop satellite software; we also try to become the best embedded engineers at NTNU. The embedded software group develops the software for BioSat, and maintains operational orbiting satellites. As an Embedded software engineer in Orbit NTNU, you will have responsibility for bringing the satellite’s onboard computer to life. The low-level software that keeps the satellite operational will be in your hands. Therefore, your role will be critical to ensuring the code is functional, bug-free, and safe. RESPONSIBILITIES: Designing large software systems, implementing the ADCS group’s control systems, writing maintainable and optimized software in the C programming language, testing software to ensure correct functionality, working with low-level systems and operating systems. REQUIREMENTS: Self-driven, knowledge of low-level software, knowledge of C, knowledge of operating systems (Optional, but huge bonus!). We have both coursing and a text wiki that will quickly bring you up to speed with everything we do! On top of challenging yourself technically, academically and professionally, you will be a part of a very social group where you will make friends for life. Shoot me an application, Paddy P-dawg

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Payload Engineer (BioSat)

Join Orbit NTNU's BioSat Project as a Payload Engineer and play a key role in our groundbreaking student-led mission to cultivate life beyond Earth. We aim to house a growing plant within a compact 10x10x30cm cube satellite - half of which is allocated for the payload. We're looking for motivated, passionate learners interested in space exploration, botany, electronics, and/or mechanical engineering. As a Payload Engineer, your key role will be designing, developing, and testing payload subsystems. These systems encompass a range of tasks - from securing seeds within the pressure chamber, and managing the plant's resources, to installing a comprehensive system of sensors and cameras to monitor the plant's growth in real-time. You'll work with fellow students driven by similar passions, interacting with diverse teams and networking with our industry partners. Check out "https://orbitntnu.com/teams" -> Payload to get to know the team. Key Responsibilities: 1. Collaborate with the team to design, implement, and manage the payload from inception to orbit, including design, assembly, launch, and orbital operations. 2. Troubleshoot and resolve design challenges related to the satellite's payload and subsystems. 3. Ensure the payload's objectives are in line with the broader project goals. 4. Engage with industry partners on matters of integration and launch procedures. What We're Looking For: 1. Passionate individuals that are eager to immerse themselves in space exploration, botany, and engineering. 2. An ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 3. Strong problem-solving skills, creativity, and adaptability to the project's demands. 4. A commitment of approximately 15 hours per week, balancing project engagement and academic obligations. What You'll Gain: Joining Orbit NTNU offers a unique opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience at the nexus of technology, biology, and space exploration. You'll develop valuable skills in project planning, coordination, and problem-solving, all while navigating the intricacies of a large-scale project. More than anything, you will be a part of a trailblazing mission that has the potential to reshape our understanding of life in space. Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey and make a significant impact? Join us in pushing the boundaries of space exploration.

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Project Engineer (BioSat)

We're looking for a Project Engineer to join our newly formed PMO. In this role, you'll be working on a variety of project management tasks related to the BioSat project, helping us navigate the complexities of managing a large, diverse team and an ambitious project. We're building a team of four to five project engineers, including the Project Manager, and we're open to adapting tasks based on what you enjoy working on. Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with the project manager and team members to drive the project forward. Assist in planning, scheduling, and executing project tasks. Monitor project progress, identify issues and challenges, and work towards solutions. Contribute to project reviews and other project management activities. Collaborate with launch providers, oversee a multi-million budget and uphold relationships with industry partners (like Airbus, Kongsberg Gruppen, Norwegian Space Agency etc.). What We're Looking For: A proactive individual with a keen interest in learning more about space exploration and project management. Someone eager to participate in defining the role further so that they get the most out of it themselves Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think on your feet. Motivated to build on your communication and organizational skills. Time Commitment: This role will require a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. We understand that our team members are students first, and we strive to maintain a balance between this role and your academic commitments. What You'll Gain: As a part of the PMO team, you will get hands-on experience with industry-relevant project management in a fail-safe environment. You will be able to push your own limits and gain a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of managing a large-scale project while developing skills in planning, coordination, and problem-solving. You'll also have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of passionate students, learning from each other and growing together. Industry-leading partners will provide courses and mentoring and provide unique networking, internships and job opportunities. Beyond the technical and managerial skills, you'll be part of a mission that could redefine our understanding of life in space, contributing to a project that blends technology, engineering, biology, and the exploration of the final frontier. Join Us: If you're excited about space exploration, eager to learn, and ready to take on a challenge, we'd love to hear from you. No specific prior experience is required (we are students, after all); we value enthusiasm and a willingness to learn above all else. Apply here: https://orbitntnu.com/join Freider Engstrøm Fløan Project Manager – BioSat

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Mechanical Engineer

As a member of the Mechanical Team at Orbit NTNU you will get unique, hands-on experience with designing, producing and assembling of the satellites. This will involve using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create and integrate designs, simulate the extreme vibrations and thermal activities the satellite experiences from launch to space, as well as develop prototypes and tools for testing to ensure that the satellite meets its requirements for performance. As a Mechanical Team member you will also be collaborating closely with many other teams to ensure that the satellite is ready for space. We expect some prior experience with mechanical engineering in regards to CAD, production etc. but this is by no means a must as you will get the necessary training and tools to succeed. Most importantly we are looking for enthusiasm and willingness to learn! Best regards, Halvor

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Financial Associate

Vacant Position: Finance Associate for an exciting firm in what we consider to be the most captivating industry in the world: the space industry! We are looking for an engaged and skilled finance assistant who wants to be an essential part of our finance team. As a finance associate, you will work closely with our CFO to ensure that our finance function operates seamlessly and efficiently. You will play a central role in the company's accounting, financial planning, and internal coordination. Job Responsibilities: - Accounting: Responsible for accurate and up-to-date recording of the company's financial transactions. - Expense Handling: Coordinate and manage the process for reimbursement of employee expenses, including verification and compliance with guidelines. - Financial Planning: Contribute to developing financial plans, budgets, and forecasts in collaboration with management. - Internal Coordination: Collaborate closely with various departments to ensure proper information flow and coordination of financial activities. - Reporting: Prepare regular financial reports and analyses to support management's decision-making processes. - VAT and Tax: Ensure that the company complies with applicable tax and VAT regulations and participates in preparing necessary documentation. - Ad hoc tasks: Assist the CFO with special projects, analyses, or tasks as needed. Qualifications: - Ongoing studies in finance, accounting, or related fields are an advantage but not a requirement. - Strong desire to learn and develop within finance and administration. - Interest in numbers, accuracy, and order. - Good communication skills and ability to collaborate. - Independence and reliability. - Experience with financial tools or software is positive but not necessary.

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Sponsor Team Member

At the sponsor team, we manage and uphold our relationship with the various companies that fund Orbit missions. At the sponsor team, we look for people who are extroverted and diligent communicators. The goal of the Sponsor team is to secure the funds and resources necessary for Orbit to thrive. You will make sure to contact our current sponsors and work on delivering/acquiring new sponsors by pitching Orbit to companies. Your everyday tasks will include a lot of communication within the team, which also meets twice a week to get work done. The sponsor team is the backbone of what drives this organization, you will have the opportunity to meet with aerospace industry companies personally to secure contracts, making valuable relationships for Orbit as well as yourself. Looking forward to meeting you guys at the interview (Sell me this pen).