Satellite Test Engineer

EVONA are urgently looking for a Satellite Test Engineer for a 6 month contract to be responsible for the satellite functional and electrical testing, from unit level to full satellite testing.

This is an on-site position, with flexibility to have 1 day a week from home.

You will take the lead in the preparation, execution, and reporting of complex tests, as well as being able to translate a test plan into a detailed step-by-step procedure.

Skills required:

  • Hands on experience as a Test Engineer on Satellites
  • Good knowledge of C-code and script languages to automate testing.
  • Strong background in debugging and software testing.
  • Understanding of a data interface, checking and debugging communication according to a specified data protocol.
  • Able to setup a simple electrical test setup to measure current and voltage on a power interface.
  • Understanding of Linux

If interested, please send your CV and I will reach out for a confidential conversation.

Software Engineer

EVONA are partnered with a data centric geospatial company based in the UK and are looking for a skilled Software Engineer to join their team for an initial 3 month contract (Outside of IR35).

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the design team to create wireframes using Figma, Adobe XD, or similar tools.
  • Develop and maintain high-quality, scalable, and performant geospatial data rendering layers using Mapbox, Carto, or Foursquare Studio.
  • Work with modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, etc., to build and maintain responsive, interactive, and visually stunning user interfaces..
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.

Requirements:

  • A solid understanding and proven experience of front-end development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience in developing geospatial data visualization layers using Mapbox, Carto, or Foursquare Studio.
  • Demonstrated experience with modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, etc.
  • Proficiency with version control systems, particularly Git.

This is an immediate start and can be based in the UK or European time-zones.

 

Process Improvement Engineer

We are looking for a Process Improvement Engineer to join a SaaS company in the Satellite industry. This is a 3-12 month contract position.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough analyses of existing processes to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, utilizing strong interpersonal skills to understand current workflows and identify bottlenecks.
  • Provide analysis, and come back with game-changing recommendations that change the existing processes (that generated $100million in revenue) that will allow the business to effectively/efficiently scale to $1 billion.
  • Combine technical acumen with a keen business sense, to foster innovation, team building and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement strategies for continuous process improvement, integrating feedback from end-users and stakeholders.
  • Lead and facilitate process improvement projects using DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and increase overall productivity. Also, teach the team how to do this and give them the knowledge and tools to be able to do this independently.
  • Gather and analyze data related to key performance indicators (KPIs) using statistical tools (to measure process effectiveness) and share this knowledge with the wider team.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to identify trends and root causes of process issues, providing actionable recommendations for improvement, as well as mentoring the team to utilize this.
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies, such as automation tools and process optimization software, that can enhance process efficiency.
  • Work closely with IT teams to implement and integrate technology solutions into existing processes, ensuring seamless transitions.
  • Develop and execute change management plans, considering the human element, to ensure smooth implementation of process improvements and possess excellent management skills to ensure the team adopt this.
  • Provide guidance and support to teams adapting to new processes, fostering a positive and collaborative environment.
  • Document current and proposed processes, creating clear and comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reference.
  • Implement and enforce process standardization to ensure consistency across the organization, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with various departments to understand their unique processes and challenges, fostering a holistic approach to process improvement.
  • Actively promote a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Evaluate the existing talent of the team to ensure they have the right experience and skills.

 

Experience Required:

 

  • Digital and Automation experience.
  • The ability to take basic technology designs and build a structure around it.
  • Someone who is operations focused, with a commercial mindset.
  • Must possess experience in both hardware and software.
  • Previous experience at a fast-paced, high-tech business.
  • SaaS experience would be a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree in a relevant discipline is a plus.
  • 7+ years of experience in process improvement roles, with a proven track record of successfully leading and implementing process improvement initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to use data-driven insights to make informed decisions.
  • Familiarity with process mapping tools, statistical analysis software, and project management methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to convey complex concepts effectively to diverse audiences, including both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, demonstrating leadership by influence and collaboration.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely and successful completion. Certified PMP would be highly desirable.
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or other relevant process improvement methodologies are highly desirable.
  • Ability to bring a tailored and unique set of procedures relevant for the company’s culture.
  • A willingness to spend 3-6 weeks in Glasgow, UK.

Spacecraft Assembly & Integration Technician

Our San Diego based client is hiring a temporary Spacecraft Assembly & Integration Technician. The role involves supporting a deep space mission with responsibilities ranging from prototyping to integration. The position requires hands-on skills, self-starting ability, and adherence to tight schedules.

Essential Functions:

Production and processing of flight avionics and harnesses.
Fine pitch soldering and reworking of components.
Constructing flight harness elements with adherence to standards.
Scheduling work activities, maintaining status, and reporting progress.
Recording verification from tests and inspections.
Documenting production details of flight hardware.
Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma / GED.
2-3 years of wiring harness assembly/integration or electrical and electronics fabrication/rework experience.
J-STD-001ES certification for soldering with Space Addendum or equivalent.
Knowledge of electronics lab practices, ESD mitigation, and ability to interpret schematics and drawings.
IPC/WHMA-A-620, Class 3 Certification for Cable and Wire Harness Manufacturing.
Preferred Skills:

Experience with satellites, launch vehicles, or spacecraft.
Good interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of MIL-STD-461 or equivalent EMI mitigation techniques.
Experience with DWV, Hi-Pot, and/or IR testing.
Familiarity with NASA-STD-8739.4A and AS50881 standards.
The ideal candidate should have small team collaboration experience and hands-on execution skills. Non-essential functions may include other duties as required.

Please reply if you would like to know more.