Electronics Design Engineer
Direct Entry Job Permanent Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK
Uploaded 2 Jul 2021
The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is an entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
RAL Space is one of the largest interdisciplinary space departments in Europe, having celebrated more than 50-years excellence in space-flight and a proven track record contributing to more than 200 instruments in space. The department works throughout the lifecycle of space missions - from leading concept studies for future missions; developing bespoke, innovative scientific instrumentation; providing space test and ground-based facilities; operating ground-stations, and to processing and analysing data.
About the role
You will be designing high-performance electronics across a diverse range of space instrumentation at the forefront of space technology. These high-performance electronics will explore the solar system and go to Mars and beyond.
The Electronics Design group is seeking to recruit four electronics design engineers to support their current and rapidly increasing project portfolio. The group is recognised for its major contributions in a diverse range of space instrumentation including imaging electronics on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Russian Hubble-class World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet, the RAMAN spectrometer on ESA’s EXOMars rover and much more…
As a Senior/Electronics Design Engineer, you will work alongside over 40 other staff members in the Imaging Systems Division who have a diverse range of skills in systems, electronics and optical engineering design, quantum science, electronics manufacture and production, real-time embedded software and project management.
You will be an experienced electronics design engineer with demonstrated knowledge of digital and analogue design, layout of complex multi-layer boards, analytical analysis, modelling, and practical electronic test experience. You will be highly self-motivated, with an excellent attention to detail and a strong solutions-focused approach to design challenges. The ability to work effectively within a team, often across multiple projects at the same time, is essential.
For the senior role, technical supervision and management of projects or major work packages forms a large part of the role, so significant experience in these areas will be required.