PCB/Electronics Engineer

Orbital Astronautics

Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell, UK

Uploaded 1 Dec 2019

Job Description

What you’ll be doing

Design a wide range of PCBs for a variety of space systems including power management, thermal management, digital and analogue circuits as well as on-ground testing support systems. Component generation, schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM generation, procurement, and fabrication/assembly drawing generation.

What we’re looking for

Attitude > Talent > Experience

Mediocre engineers don’t make great companies. Our bar is very high. You’ll be joining the “special forces”, an exceptionally high-calibre team. We’re looking for fantastic technical talent with a can-do attitude. Industry experience will help, but is not a requirement. If PCBs and electronics have been your obsession from a young age, contact us. 

Interview process

Send an email to [email protected] with key points – we don’t want to read largely irrelevant CVs. We will get back to you swiftly. If we think you may be the right fit, we’ll invite you over for a chat/Skype. If that goes well, we may ask you to work with us on a small project to get a better feel.

About us

OrbAstro is focused on developing the technology to enable tiny satellites to operate in large flocks. This manifests itself as a small plug-in module for the satellite that fills the technology gap between operations of a single satellite and operations of a flock. Flocking is highly relevant to most existing markets, many emerging markets, and is a key-enabler in several markets that want to exist. We’ve secured the finances to take us to flight-ready.

Start date


Person Specification

Essential skills

Very strong and demonstrable background in Altium Designer. Schematic capture and layout experience in DC/DC converters, power electronics, and high-speed circuit design including controlled impedance routing and length-matching.

Nice to have’s

Electronics engineering experience in high-speed digital and analogue circuits. Any background in embedded control systems and thermal management systems will be helpful. Active knowledge of the global space industry.