Spacecraft Electronics Engineer

Job Category: Engineering
Location: Sachsen, Germany
Employment Type: Permanent
Location Terms: On-Site
Salary: EUR90000
Spacecraft Electronics Engineer
Dresden, Germany

At EVONA we are looking for a Spacecraft Electronics Engineer to join our client revolutionizing the space industry by enabling dynamic satellite constellations for the first time using the fusion of advanced electric propulsion with artificial intelligence. Their technology helps prevent satellite collisions in space and reduce the ever-growing space debris. At their site in Dresden, Germany, their electric satellite propulsion systems are developed and produced for the global market.

The Autonomous Spaceflight team is realizing the first spacecraft autopilot (real-time on-board autonomous navigation and orbit control) which will offer a new standard for flight dynamics operations.


The Role and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the design, development and testing of the autopilot hardware in its entire life cycle from prototyping and design to manufacturing and testing
  • Responsible for the development of electronic circuits and assemblies for the autopilot space hardware
  • Develop circuit diagrams, circuit simulations and PCB layouts
  • Define and implement the electrical interfaces for a seamless integration into a spacecraft
  • Support the set up and execution of hardware-in-the-loop test campaigns in our guidance, navigation and control (GNC) Lab
  • Build test setups for breadboarding, prototyping or qualification test campaigns
  • Preparing specifications for the procurement of electrical equipment and EEE parts
  • Code and debug in embedded C/C++
  • Create relevant documentation when required

Job requirements
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering, mechatronics or similar
  • 3+ years of experience with PCB development, design and testing and, MCU/MPU/SOC embedded system platform design and programming
  • Extensive experience in using EDA systems, preferably Autodesk EAGLE
  • Experience in CAN, SPI, I2C bus protocols
  • Knowledge of various embedded hardware and application systems
  • Experience with Linux systems
  • Team player
  • Passionate in solving new problems and developing new technology
  • Able to work with minimal guidance and instruction

A plus would be:
  • Have experience with GNSS hardware and software
  • Have thorough experience with C/C++ embedded software development and testing
  • Have knowledge of space projects
  • Have knowledge of ECSS standards
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