Electronics Engineering Lead

Company Details

Skyborne Technologies is a Defence Tech company working in the Robotics, Autonomous Systems and AI Defence and security industry, developing innovative aerial robotics.

Skyborne is rapidly growing within the Defence and security space to develop and produce aerial robots, both armed and unarmed. The company’s main lines of effort are the optionally-armed Cerberus tri-copter platform, unmanned weapon systems and the Gannet drone.

About the Team

Skyborne’s Research & Development team have various contracts to deliver in the short to medium term. The candidate will be embedded to support the delivery of these important contracts and aid in company growth. The successful candidate will join our R&D team at our office located in Brisbane.

About the role

Reporting to the CTO, the successful applicant will undertake the role of Electronics Engineering Lead and manage a growing team of engineers and technicians.

As the Electronics Lead you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Oversight of engineering domain of Electronics within the company

  • Lead the electronics and electrical team of engineers and technicians

  • Providing strong technical direction within electronics engineering domain

  • Set project sub-system requirements given a set of higher level mission and functional requirements

  • Supporting technical vision of the company and its products

  • Technical leadership to ensure team uses appropriate engineering practices and standards for design, manufacturing and testing

  • Supports continual improvements to tooling or technical debt

  • Manage technical scheduling for the electrical engineering domain in JIRA and Confluence software packages

  • Management and oversight of project engineers’ tasks and workload

  • Chair applicable technical domain meetings

  • Assist with the design and manufacture Printed Circuit Boards required for R&D projects

  • Conduct/lead electronic design reviews in accordance with the product development process

  • Managing budgets for the R&D projects electronic systems (power and signal)

  • Manage documentation for all electronic designs and systems

  • Take an active part in the whole vehicle design process, adding input where required from an electronics perspective

  • Local, interstate, and international travel to support field testing and customer demonstrations

  • Manage or delegate parts of the electronics scheduling for active projects

What are we looking for?

Skyborne seeks applicants who exemplify a rapid but thorough approach to tackle complex engineering problems within the allocated project timeline. The applicant should positively contribute to the workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly about immediate problems and potential upcoming challenges.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

  • Experience with the Atlassian software suite (JIRA and Confluence)

  • 5+ years industry in an electronics design development team environment

  • 1+ years as a lead in the electronics engineering field

  • Proven experience in electronics design from concept to production

  • Proficient use of Altium Designer

  • Passion for innovation and to work in a fast paced but rewarding environment

  • Ability to focus on specific problems and prioritise tasks in order to deliver best value to the business and stakeholders

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen to meet Defence security requirements

  • Eligibility and willingness to obtain an Australian Department of Defence security clearance

Additionally, it would be desirable that you have:

  • 7+ years industry in an electronics design development team environment

  • 3+ years as a lead in the electronics engineering field

  • Proven experience taking part in complex, multi-domain systems from concept to production

  • Exposure to Solidworks Electrical Schematic

  • Experience with safety-critical design, certification and design to Defence / NATO standards

  • Experience with detonators, initiators and explosives

  • Data analysis capabilities

  • Explosives license

  • Active Australian Department of Defence baseline security clearance

What’s on offer?

  • Attractive remuneration package

  • Opportunity for career development and further growth

  • Real technical development experience from design to testing to customer trials

  • Autonomously work on assigned project tasks

  • Work with experienced multi-domain R&D engineers (software, embedded, electronics/firmware, GNC, machine vision, machine learning) in a challenge-rich environment

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next step, apply with your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts (if applicable)

Skyborne may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres.

The preferred candidate may be required to complete Skyborne background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks.

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