Join NewSpace Systems as an Electronic Design Engineer

NewSpace Systems
NewSpace Systems' Engineer

The NewSpace Systems team in Somerset West has a permanent position available for an electronic design engineer to take responsibility for electronic design, development and verification on various projects working within a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum Requirements

M.Sc degree in Mechatronics Engineering from a recognized institution or · B.Sc in Mechatronics Engineering from a recognized institution plus >3 years relevant practical experience.

Experience (ideally within aerospace or defence industry):

· High-reliability electronic product design, realisation and environmental testing (>3 years) · Schematic creation and simulation (>3 years) (Altium Designer)
Embedded software development (>3 years) (C, C++)
Mechanical design (Solid Works)

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application:

· Optical/Optomechanical system design
· Labview-based test facility design, programming and realization (>3years)
· FPGA development (VHDL based) (>3 years)
· Thermal and structural analysis.

Job Specification

Design and develop electronic products used in spacecraft related systems and their associated test and calibration systems:
· Attending requirement and proposal discussions with clients when required.
· Derive technical specifications for system requirements.
· Research, develop and testing of theoretical and conceptual designs.
· Derive component requirements for the electronic design using traceable and qualified components.
· Simulate/test the design at various levels, ensuring that a product will work with devices developed by others and will perform reliably and consistently in specified operation environments.
· Documentation and review of all aspects during design phases.
· Design and develop embedded firmware for micro-controller and FPGA based applications.
· Test the hardware and firmware; implement corrections as necessary.
· Mechanical design of enclosures and interfaces, interacting with sub-contractors and resolving manufacturing issues.
· Support and maintaining of the current product portfolio with the engineering team.

Personality Qualities

· Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
· Responsible · Team player
· Good written and oral communication skills
· Customer focused
· Able to persuade and influence others
· Ability to bounce back
· Flexible and able to multi-task and can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
· Resourcefulness in setting priorities.

· English (essential) · Afrikaans (beneficial)

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