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Senior Spacecraft Electronics Engineer

Spire Global

Glasgow, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Industry: Infrastructure
  • Post Date: 08/03/2022
  • Website: spire.com
  • Company Address: 8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 1100, Vienna, Virginia 22182, US

About Spire Global

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multipurpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

Job Description

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.
 
As a Senior Electronics Engineer, you will be designing and integrating custom components for our next-generation satellite platform.
 
This includes the design of PCBAs; the selection, evaluation, and integration of various off-the-shelf components and custom sensors, radios, and power systems; making last-minute fixes; working with third-party fabricators and assemblers; and interfacing with the software and mechanical teams. You may also participate in guiding software and mechanical design and may be involved at any stage of development including proof of concept to new product introduction.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Electrical Design of Spacecraft electronics including requirement gathering, architecture and detailed design
Schematic capture and PCB Layout using Altium Designer 
Power supply and power monitoring circuit design
Signal and Power integrity simulation and analysis
Peer review of schematics and layouts
Board bring-up, verification and debugging
Assisting and mentoring other team members to achieve their goals
 
What you bring:
 
Electronics theory, including component knowledge and analogue and digital circuitry expertise
Board design including schematic capture, PCB layout using any enterprise software (Altium preferred) with focus on Design for manufacturing (DFM) principles.
Experience with FPGA based designs
Strong knowledge of High-speed digital layout design practices (matched impedance, stack up and manufacturing restrictions) and experience using SI tools.
Experience with digital communication interfaces (I2C, SPI, CAN, UART, USB, LVDS, Ethernet)
Experience with lab equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analysers, multimeters, etc
Experience with rigid-flex PCB design 
Strong Debugging experience and fault identification
 
What makes you stand out:
 
SI tools experience like Hyperlynx or equivalent
Experienced in High power electronic design and thermal management
RF theory/circuitry (Power amps, filters, layout etc)
EMC testing
Space experience
 
Please note that our application process includes a challenge. Our motto is 'show me the data,' so if you make it to the challenge round, you'll have time to give us your best work on a problem that lets you put your skills on display or showcase your existing portfolio
 
Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills, and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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