Grafton Technology

Senior Electronics Engineer

Job Reference : GTL-2021-07-103

Location: Guildford, United Kingdom

  • Act as OBDH Subsystem Lead and Work Package Manager in Space Projects
  • Identification and flow-down of spacecraft system requirements to the spacecraft OBDH system
  • Delivery of a OBDH system solution that meets these requirements with defined company processes
  • Management and verification of these requirements
  • Ownership of the OBDH system and all aspects feeding into and of it
  • System / subsystem level interfacing and trade-offs
  • Manage technical solution, supporting design engineers
  • Management and delivery of satellite OBDH systems work packages including budget and schedule
  • Interface with internal and external customers
  • Authoring of technical documents (including interface level FMEA, development/test/verification plans, procedures and technical descriptions)
  • Minor updates to circuit designs (changing obsolete parts, incremental performance improvements, ECN generations, etc)
  • Design, implementation and verification of FPGA’s in VHDL
  • Support product development if required
Typical OBDH System Equipment in a spacecraft defined as follows: On-board Computer, Data Recorder, and Payload Interface Unit.

Skills & Experience:

Proven OBDH System Engineering experience in a systems / OBDH electronics role, ideally in the Space or Aerospace Industries.

  • BTEC / Degree in Electronics or equivalent
  • Good understanding of digital electronics
  • Knowledge of FPGA design in VHDL
  • Knowledge of Lab Test Equipment
  • Recent experience with schematic capture and simulation software (ie/ Mentor Graphics, OrCAD PSPICE, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a package of work
  • Excellent inter-personal skills - both written and oral communications; ability to interface with customers and technical representatives
  • Good organisation skills and able to prioritise own workload
  • Creative problem solving
  • Flexible & adaptable to changing priorities
  • Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of projects
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good attention to detail

Good MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint particularly)