Electronics Engineer

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As an Electronics Engineer, your role will include working on a range of activities from technical studies, detailed design, development and test through to wider spacecraft support. You will be comfortable working as part of a team to deliver projects to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. You will be willing to flex your priorities to support others where necessary and be comfortable with a fast-paced environment. It will require someone who takes pride in their work, and can present a professional face to clients, suppliers and partners.

The role requires some knowledge and experience of designing, developing, building and testing electronic systems, a willingness to learn and the ability to identify and resolve technical issues. The right attitude is equally as important as background and experience.

While the primary responsibilities of the role lie in project delivery, the role may require some bid support and other reasonable responsibilities as required by the business. You will be actively encouraged to maintain a current interest in space industry developments and are expected to pro-actively identify business/technology promotion opportunities.

You will work closely with our engineers and support activities in the following areas:

  • Derivation and management of technical requirements from Mission and System Level to subsystem and equipment level (with support from others where necessary);
  • Design, development, prototyping, build and test of electronic devices and systems from initial requirements (technical and non-technical) through to launch and in-orbit operations;
  • Detailed design activities including:
  • * Schematic production;
    * Selection and procurement of relevant components and assemblies to support design and development activities;
    * ECAD design either directly or managing a specialist (depending on complexity).
  • Management of suppliers;
  • Definition and management of avionics subsystem/unit interfaces;
  • Provision of technical inputs into definition of spacecraft test and flight harnesses and required test support equipment;
  • Provision of relevant inputs to system level budgets and designs;
  • Derivation, management and execution of Validation and Verification activities at a subsystem level and provision of inputs to these at a system level.
  • Collaboration with project managers to scope and plan development work and provide inputs to schedules; risk management plans; budget management and other project artefacts as required;
  • Technical pre-sales support to prospecting and bid activities;
  • Leading and providing technical inputs into technical consultancy activities such as customer support, studies and R&D projects;
  • Supporting spacecraft operations.

You will report into a senior member of the Engineering Team and your work will be prioritized in discussion with them.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: EDUCATION AND/ OR EXPEREINCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Educated to at least degree – level or equivalent in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline;
  • Proven ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Experience in some of the following areas is required:
  • Technical delivery of complex electrical/electronic systems;
  • Significant contribution to an electronics development, preferably on a satellite programme (or another high-tech area);
  • Delivery of technology and/or space mission studies or R&D projects;
  • Technical pre-sales support during bid activity;
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Delivering and reporting to external clients;
  • Reporting project progress to internal stakeholders;
  • Working with suppliers;
  • Following processes;
  • Knowledge of IEEE component selection best practice when designing for space programmes;
  • Knowledge of Space Standards (i.e. ECSS);

Skills:

  • Proficient in use of appropriate technical tools (e.g. Altium, OrCAD, PSpice);
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project);
  • Proficient in Linux & general programming, e.g. Python, Java, C/C++
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal;
  • Confident working in project delivery and bid teams.

Qualities:

  • Self-starter;
  • Autonomous worker;
  • Positive and helpful attitude;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Organised;
  • Calm and professional approach to work.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

In-Space Missions Ltd is an innovative and exciting space company operating out of dedicated satellite manufacturing facilities in Alton, Hampshire, UK. Formed in 2015, In-Space has grown to become the leading UK owned space prime, offering the first payload rideshare service in Europe as well as dedicated spacecraft-design/build/operate capability to customers across large and small industry alike, government, space agencies and academia.

In-Space successfully launched Faraday Phoenix in July 2021, its first payload rideshare satellite on-orbit and has multiple more satellites in build due to launch during 2022 and 2023. In-Space has a fun and dedicated team who value hard work, a positive attitude and solution-focused thinking. We welcome applicants who will embrace their role and take responsibility for their work. Working in a small company needs flexibility which works both ways, ensuring that everyone has a good work-life balance.

In September 2021, In-Space was delighted to announce its acquisition by BAE Systems and the company continues to work as a separate legal entity and business unit with close links into its new parent.

In-Space has a close-knit and supportive team, with diversity and inclusion being a key to our success. This year we are looking to rapidly expand our team in order to deliver our growing order book whilst maintaining our small company ethos and agility, something which is at the heart of our culture. We welcome varying backgrounds, skills, perspectives and life experiences.

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