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Junior Electronic Engineer

Location: Luxembourg Salary: €45000 - €55000 per annum
Sector: Space Type: Permanent
Contact: Mark Crorkin Job Published: 13 days ago

Electronic Engineer

The Electronic Engineer will join small design team to develop, test, qualify and initialise manufacture of modules for a deep-space avionics stack.

The team will focus on the single objective of building a reliable, performing, and mass-optimised flight avionics system for upcoming deep-space smallsats and landers. You would take the responsibility for the development and qualification of a variety of electronic modules, both digital and power, for this stack.

The operation will aim to blend the responsible, high-quality engineering practices of traditional aerospace engineering while implementing the rapid iterative development methods and dynamic workplace culture of a New-Space style start-up.

Essential skills

* Practical experience in electronics design, build management, rework, and hardware testing
* A previous end-to-end experience delivering an electronic product from concept to production
* Decent knowledge of power and digital electronics components and design techniques
* Some familiarity with the space environment and how to build a thing to work in space
* A positive, energetic and self-driving attitude
* Proficient English language skills

Highly desirable skills

* Familiarity with spacecraft propulsion or attitude control subsystems
* Understanding of space hardware quality standards and the space qualification process
* Any knowledge of commercial and hi-rel processors and microcontrollers
* Understanding of the space environment, particularly radiation and its effects
* Experience with power electronics, FETs and heater/valve driver circuits
* Past work on any aspect of spacecraft or hi-reliability electronics
* Competent software development skills (C++, embedded C, VHDL and/or Python)
* Build-for-test design, and hardware/software test campaign development & execution
* Build-for-manufacture design experience and supplier management
* Familiarity with relevant industry standards (e.g. ECSS & IPC)
* Ability to build and rework electronics assemblies (including SMT soldering)
* Practical experience running test campaigns (TVAC, vibration, radiation, extreme temperatures)
* Relevant CAD experience (Altium used in-house for eCAD, thermal FEA and mCAD a plus)
* A love of bullet-point lists

Electronic Engineer responsibilities

* Design, optimise, test and qualify various spacecraft avionics subsystems for deep space missions
* Contribute to overall avionics product design and ensure subsystem interoperability
* Develop and deploy automated test methods and equipment
* Setup manufacturing processes and procedures
* Deliver to manufacturing stage, a performing product
* Manage and maintain a development workshop and tooling

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