Electronics Design Engineer at Spire
Glasgow, GB

Spire Global is a 150 person space data company founded in 2012. In less than 5 years, Spire has built one of the world's largest satellite constellations, and we're just getting started.

We are looking for an experienced Electronic Design Engineer to join our engineering team in Glasgow. You will be designing and manufacturing custom modules for our next-generation nano-satellite platform.  

Day-to-day tasks include the design of PCBs; the selection, evaluation, and integration of various off-the-shelf components and custom sensors, radios, and power systems; working with third-party fabricators and assemblers, and interfacing with the software team to expose component functionality.

The Electronic Design Engineer will also work with colleagues across software and mechanical design through to testing and implementation.

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Specification and creation of spacecraft electronics
  • Systems and subsystem level design
  • Part selection and component sourcing
  • Peer review of schematic layouts and collaboration with mechanical engineers
  • Liaising with PCB and assembly house to ensure quality and speed
  • Board bring up, verification and debugging
  • Documentation of design, test procedures, and manufacturing instructions for eventual handover to the production team
  • Drive continuous improvement of departmental processes and practices to streamline activity and reduce lag

Qualifications / Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience within electronics design for manufacturing industry
  • Electronics theory (component knowledge, analog, and digital circuitry expertise)
  • Board design (schematic capture, PCB layout)
  • Manufacturing experience (SMD soldering, assembly)
  • Digital communication (I2C, SPI, CAN, UART)
  • Knowledge of High-speed digital layout design practices (matched impedance, stack-up and manufacturing restrictions)
  • Design for manufacturing principles
  • Debugging experience and fault identification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • A proven track record of successful electronics designs
  • A hands-on, collaborative approach to problem-solving is a must
  • A keen eye for detail but also able to work in a very fast-paced environment

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • FPGA development (Verilog, VHDL)
  • Altium experience
  • Hardware/inventory management
  • Power systems (Battery, Solar Panels, etc)
  • Basic software skills (C/C++, Python scripting, Linux)
  • RF theory (Power amps, filters, layout etc)
  • Space experience - desirable not essential