Senior Level Electrical Engineer

Company Details

Aurora Propulsion Technologies Oy is a young dynamic Finnish space company with a mission to supply satellite manufacturers with high quality and reasonable cost components for attitude and orbit control. Aurora’s product portfolio includes world’s smallest resistojet propulsion system for CubeSat format, and plasma brake modules allowing controlled deorbiting of satellites thus effectively reducing problematic space debris in future.

Seeking for experienced senior level Electrical Engineer

Aurora Propulsion Technologies Oy is a young dynamic Finnish space company with a mission to supply satellite manufacturers with high quality and reasonable cost components for attitude and orbit control. Aurora’s product portfolio includes world’s smallest resistojet propulsion system for CubeSat format, and plasma brake modules allowing controlled deorbiting of satellites thus effectively reducing problematic space debris in future. Aurora’s first-generation products were integrated in AuroraSat-1 that was launched in May 2022, and currently the second-generation thruster systems are being prepared for the In-Orbit-Demonstration launches in 2023.

Role offerenced

We are now seeking for an experienced senior level Electrical Engineer to strengthen our teams for the upcoming product development projects in 2023 and beyond.

Role description

As an experienced senior level Electrical Engineer, you would be working in Aurora’s Electronics Team with our Electrical Engineers designing leading edge space products including propulsion and plasma brake systems, testing devices, and diverse space grade assemblies for customer projects. The systems are typically electromechanical entities, the sizes being of the order of 1 dm3 containing often both digital and analogical circuitries, also including kV level high voltages. You will also support and guide customers in defining their electrical interfaces and communication protocols to incorporate Aurora products. You would be working in close collaboration with Aurora’s Mechanics and Applied Research Teams, from the product concepting to its testing. Your daily work would take place at our office in Otaniemi in Espoo together with other Aurora Teams, but partial remote work is also possible.

Role responsibilites

The main responsibilities include:

  • concepting and designing electrical subsystems for Aurora products
  • participating in requirement and failure mode analyses
  • producing and maintaining design documentation for project dossier
  • creating test plans, methodologies, and instructions
  • conducting inspections, and verification & validation activities for electrical subsystems
  • participating in manufacturability analyses and production development
  • participating in process development initiatives affecting product design and testing
  • in the senior role, leading & mentoring other team members in the field of electrical engineering

Required education, qualifications, and experience

We expect the applicant to have:

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent
  • experience in electrical engineering work, at least 5 years
  • experience both on analogue and digital system design, assembly, debugging and testing
  • experience in MCU system development
  • experience in sensor systems for temperature, pressure, and magnetic field measurements
  • experience in RS485, UART, I2C and SPI communication implementations
  • knowledge on kilovolt level DC high voltage system design and testing
  • knowledge on fault tolerant system design
  • understanding of design requirements for PCB manufacturability
  • solid CAD skills preferably with KiCad, Autodesk Eagle or similar
  • practical debugging skill utilizing oscilloscope, logic & protocol analysers, simulation tools, etc
  • familiarity to use Arduino and Raspberry based systems for testing & development work
  • ability to seek for relevant information in literature, standards, research publications & datasheets
  • excellent documentation, communication, and inter-team cooperation skills
  • leadership skills for the senior role
  • professional working proficiency in English

Valued extras

Additionally, we value:

  • experience in electronics design for vacuum and high radiation environment
  • knowledge on high reliability soldering processes
  • programming skills (Python, C/C++)
  • experience with revision control tools (e.g., Git)
  • experience in aerospace industry
  • experience in space grade design work or working with safety critical projects

Aurora’s offerings

We offer a challenging & exciting work with high-tech products in an innovative atmosphere with high-spirited team of colleagues. You have the opportunity to make your signature impact on the next generation design of Aurora’s products and affect the working methods and processes as the company is being fine-tuned for the next level of its growth. Benefits include occupational health care, also relocation package can be negotiated if relevant.

Working terms

The position is opened primarily for Full Time working, but Part Time contracts can also be considered. We plan to fill the vacant position by in March 2023.

Company address

Company headquarters: Aurora Propulsion Technologies Oy, Otakaari 5, 02150 Espoo, Finland.

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