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Senior Spacecraft Electronics Engineer

Spire Global

Munich, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Industry: SaaS
  • Post Date: 06/08/2024
  • Website: spire.com
  • Company Address: 8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 1100, Vienna, VA, 22182

About Spire Global

Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, offering unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth so that organizations can make decisions with confidence in a rapidly changing world.

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 Spacecraft 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. 

What You’ll Do:  

  • Electrical Design of Spacecraft electronics including requirement gathering, architecture and detailed design. 
  • Component selection and circuit level design and simulation where required; including transceivers and antennas. 
  • 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. 
  • Lead the verification process for testing new and existing systems. 

Key Skills:  

  • 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, spectrum analyzers, VNAs, etc. Experience with shielded and anechoic chambers is preferred. 
  • Experience with rigid-flex PCB design.  
  • Strong Debugging experience and fault identification. 
  • RF theory and circuit design (Basic link budgets, antennas, analog frontends, digitization, materials/stackups, layout etc) 

Preferred Skills:  

  • SI tools experience like Hyperlynx or equivalent. 
  • Experienced in High power electronic design and thermal management. EMC testing. 
  • Experience with satellite communication systems, including environmental and component reliability requirements  
  • Knowledge of the physical, link and network layers for wireless communication modules 
  • RF modem design and implementation (QPSK, APSK, 16APSK, QAM) 
  • FPGA Design/ Programming (Verilog, VHDL) 
  • Embedded and DSP programming (C/C++, microcontrollers, DSP)

Spire operates a hybrid work model, and this position will require you to work a minimum of three days per week in office.

Access to US export controlled software and/or technology may be required. #LI-DC1

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, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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