Electronics Engineer

Company Details

Skyborne Technologies is a SME company working in the high-tech defence and security space developing innovative aerial robotics. The company is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Skyborne is rapidly growing within the defence and security space to develop and produce smart high quality robotic defence aerial robots, armed and unarmed. The company’s flagship product is the Cerberus GL; the first man-packable aerial fire support UAS platform using an innovative tri-tilt copter UAS design.

The company currently has innovation contracts with Australian Federal Government and Australian Defence Force.

About the Team

Skyborne’s Research & Development team have various innovation 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

Under the supervision of the Electronics Lead, the successful applicant will undertake electronics and firmware design and development activities as part of an R&D project team. The role will allow autonomy and leading of high-level engineering tasks.

As an Electronics Engineer you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • PCB schematic capture and layout design using Altium Designer

  • Component library creation

  • Prototype PCB assembly and modification by hand (comfortability working on SMD components down to 0402)

  • Cable harness design using Solidworks Electrical Schematic

  • Cable harness assembly

  • Bench, Hardware-in-the-loop, and field testing of Skyborne UAS platforms

    • Generating and following QA procedures for prototype PCBs

    • Troubleshooting hardware for both personal PCB designs and existing designs with and without access to schematics

    • Design of automated PCB testing procedures using lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, smart power supplies and electronic loads

  • Firmware development for microcontrollers (C/C++)

    • Working with various interfaces, such as SPI, I2C, UART, RS485, CAN

  • Participating in schematic and layout design reviews

  • Undertake tasks within allocated timeframes

  • Use tools such as: JIRA/Atlassian Suite, GitLab, SVN

  • Facilitate collaboration with all Skyborne staff (Engineering & Business Divisions)

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

What are we looking for?

Skyborne seeks applicants who exemplify a rapid R&D style 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.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role include:

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

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

  • Proficient use of Altium Designer

  • 2D and 3D CAD experience (AutoCAD/Solidworks)

  • SMD soldering ability for passives down to 0402 and ICs TSSOP

  • Hands on experience creating cable harnesses and crimping contacts for connectors down to 1.25mm pitch

  • Ability to receive constructive feedback on PCB schematics and layouts and implement accordingly

  • 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:

  • Exposure to Solidworks Electrical Schematic

  • Data analysis capabilities

  • Experience designing PCBs for highspeed data transmission

  • CASA remote pilot licence (RePL)

  • QLD Firearms Licence

  • Active Australian Department of Defence baseline security clearance

What’s on offer?

  • Attractive remuneration package

  • Technical KPI’s linked to bonus incentives

  • Opportunity for career development and further training

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

  • Autonomously work on assigned project tasks

  • Access to experienced R&D engineers for mentoring (software, embedded, electronics/firmware, GNC, machine vision, machine learning)

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next step, apply with your cover letter and resume.

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.

Tagged as: robotics, mechatronics, c/c++, altium designer, SVN, gitlab, AutoCAD/Solidworks, JIRA/Atlassian Suite, Solidworks Electrical Schematic, CASA remote pilot licence

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