DSP Engineer

Open Cosmos

Graduate Position Permanent Harwell, UK

Uploaded 22 Jun 2018

Job Description

What we are building

Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used.

Driven by the vision of making space accessible to anyone, we provide simple and affordable space missions using nanosatellite technology. We went from design to delivery of our first nanosatellite qb01 in only four months, followed by its launch and deployment in LEO early April 2017.

The company is currently developing the next generation of satellites and end-to-end services for private and institutional customers to be launched in 2018. Based in the Harwell-Oxford Campus in the UK, we are a young and ambitious team with experience in the aerospace, electronics and software industries. To support our growth and make our vision a reality we are looking for the brightest minds and the best talents in every domain.

The following job opportunity is available:

Description of the position

The successful candidate will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be engaged in designing, simulation and validating and testing electronic systems as part of Open Cosmos’ electronics team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Digital Hardware design
  • Design, verification and validation of PCB schematics and layout
  • Support high-level modeling of processing functions and simulation of different DSP algorithms
  • Conduct trade-off studies for performance power, complexity and reliability of DSP algorithms deployed on FPGA Fabric
  • Support HDL-level design and verification
  • Power systems, high speed digital circuit design and simulation
  • Assist electronics design validation and qualification

Person Specification

Skills, attitude, competencies and experience

  • Experience with major FPGA families (Xilinx, Altera, Microsemi)
  • Experience with General Purpose DSP families (Analog Devices, TI)
  • Experience in DSP Software and FPGA Firmware design
  • Experience in DSP algorithm modeling and development in Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience in Digital high-speed Hardware design
  • Experience in designing and testing electronics
  • Knowledge of HDL development concepts
  • Familiar with Linux, python and scripting
  • Quick to learn and teach
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty, openness and self awareness
  • lean / bootstrap mentality
  • Pro-active

Nice to have

  • Experience with ARM processors and Flash FPGAs
  • Experience in Embedded C, C++
  • Experience in Verilog/VHDL
  • Experience in RF circuits design and testing
  • Experience in RF characterisation and measurement techniques
  • Knowledge of Software Defined Radio principles
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience with Vivado/Libero IDE software
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Familiar with Altium Designer
  • Knowledge of CCSDS Command and Telemetry Data Processing


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