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Mission Assurance Lead - Finland



Espoo, Finland
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Make Impossible Possible in New Space - Join ICEYE

Location: Finland

Hiring Model: Office

Who are we?

We are a Finnish-based international Aerospace company with employees from over 57 countries in Finland, the US, the UK, Spain, Luxembourg, and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. As advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork and curiosity and know how to have fun!

What do you think we should do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What are we looking for?

We seek a Mission Assurance Lead to join ICEYE's Space Systems department.

What you will do:

As part of ICEYE's Quality team, the Mission Assurance Lead is responsible for planning and executing mission assurance activities in the scope of customer contracts of ICEYE. This senior role requires technical background, industry experience, strong leadership, and communication skills.

Specific responsibilities of the role:

  • Keep track of the customer requirements defined in the contract and make sure that those requirements are fulfilled.
  • Assure that the functional decomposition of the mission requirements is complete and the two-way traceability is maintained. Ensure those requirements are thoroughly verified before the product(s) is delivered.
  • Provide an interface with the mission customers to understand the expectations regarding quality and disseminate them to increase awareness along the company.
  • Lead the efforts to solve the problems by gathering field experts across the organization to clear the path of the technical and management teams.
  • Verify the outputs of the design, build, and delivery processes and compare them with the customer expectations.
  • Monitor customer satisfaction and lead the efforts of improvements.
  • Keep track of the nonconformances, contribute to the resolvent process, and lead the efforts to prevent reoccurrence.
  • By showing a proactive approach, define the risks related to the design, build, and delivery processes, keep track of the mitigation plans, and lead the efforts of minimizing the risk ratings.
  • Monitor the program and quality metrics, and lead improvement efforts.
  • Provide necessary quality reports.
  • Support other departments to complete the mission contracts in a predetermined schedule, quality, and cost.

Must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering. (Higher degree is a strong plus).
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar/related position.
  • Experience in root cause analysis, risk management, and technical program management.
  • Strong analytical mindset.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with experience leading a team of professionals.
  • Strong commitment to quality-oriented design, build, and delivery processes.

Preferred to have:

  • Program/Project Quality Assurance, Systems Engineering, and Technical Program Management experience in Defense and Aerospace Industry is a strong plus.
  • ECSS standards knowledge is a plus.
  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e., Auntie, language learning, coaching, budget for additional work equipment for home, charity activity)
  • Diversity & inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all staff. Every team member enriches our diversity by exposing us to various ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Could this be the role for you? You can apply to start your journey with ICEYE.

We are making the impossible possible together.


Riya Vidhani

Talent Acquisition Partner