Gravitilab Aerospace Services is based near Norwich, with collaborations and operations with launch partners in Scotland. An exciting, fast-growing start-up and industry pathfinder for microgravity testing services and aiding UK space science goals. With decades of experience in rocket technology, we are now seeking a new member of the team to expand our expertise in the field of electronics and power distribution circuitry.

Job Description

Electronics design engineer for aerospace applications

Responsibilities

  • Design high reliability and robust aerospace electronics for low-risk suborbital flights
  • Ensure safety critical electronics are designed with fail-safe techniques and sufficient redundancy
  • Design high efficiency power electronic systems to operate robust actuators
  • To design, assemble and test systems by following a process similar to ECSS guidelines used for ESA projects.
  • To help manage electronic design projects and equipment across the company
  • To be involved in the ideation, planning and design of upcoming projects
  • To take responsibility for each project undertaken and, depending on experience, leading how the project development is run and who is involved in it

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Degree in Electronics Engineering or similar relevant field
  • Strong experience with circuit design and simulation (e.g. SPICE based tools)
  • Experience with the design of embedded electronic systems
  • 2+ years’ experience in the field of Electronic Engineering

Preferred:

  • Awareness of ECSS standards, and experience of projects through Phase 0/A To D/E
  • Soldering and/or PCB reflow experience
  • Experience with Altium PCB design software (or similar software)
  • Experience with using common communication methods such as SPI, I2C etc.
  • Familiarity with electrical interfaces and connection methods
  • Knowledge of RF electronics or Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) is an added bonus
  • Experience developing electronic systems within the Aerospace industries or harsh environments.

Desirable Skills and Qualities

  • Open minded and willing to engage with a variety of tasks/duties
  • Good Microsoft Office skills, Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Positive and proactive ‘can-do’ attitude and ability to understand a ‘new space’ start-up environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Why Gravitilab?

  • Our workshop and office are open plan meaning that you’re only ever a few metres away from every other technical team member supporting creative, transdisciplinary and out-of-the-box discussions and ideas.
  • Have real responsibility for technical subsystems as every person has an important role in our rapidly growing start-up.
  • Develop new skills and competencies fast through on the job training
  • Work with an enthusiastic and energetic technical team where there is never a dull moment

Process

Send a cover letter and C.V. to careers@gravitilab.space