Power Electronic HW Detailed Dsg. Eng.


Stevenage, Hertfordshire

A vacancy has arisen for a Power Design Engineer within the Communication Processors Group based in Stevenage.

The Communication Products group is responsible for the development of Digital Processors for use in telecommunication Satellites. The processor functionality ranges from high capacity channelisers, supporting inter-satellite optical data links, to implementing cryptographic algorithms to protect the spacecraft.

In this rewarding role you will join a multi-disciplinary team with access to experts in all disciplines, and be responsible for developing some of the highest performing digital communication payload equipment available anywhere in the world as part of the rapidly expanding UK space sector.

This role comes with infrequent – occasional UK travel, depending on project needs.

Business Area Description

The Digital Product Definition team are developing world-leading digital signal processors and cryptographic equipment for modern communications satellites. Our products fly in a range of missions from Low Earth Orbit satellite constellations to space observatories beyond Earth orbit. We are currently expanding to meet increasing demand for more advanced technologies both on national programmes and for customers globally.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

Technical responsibility for electronic design of analogue and power circuitry and power interfaces for processor equipment, starting from the customer specification through to delivered flight hardware. Generating design concepts and detailed circuit design, component selection, simulation and schematic capture of analogue and power circuits. Designing with consideration of PCB power integrity, board size constraints, thermal dissipations, grounding, fault propagation and electrical safety. Working closely with the product responsible engineer and PCB layout engineers. Generation of documentation to support equipment design eg. Worst Case Analysis, Parts Stress Analysis, FMECA. Following design processes and supporting customer reviews, both internal and external to the company.

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

Experience of hardware design cycle, from requirements capture, through schematic design and constraints capture. Commissioning of prototype designs at board and unit level, debug, characterisation and design verification. Design analyses and hands-on support of hardware assembly, integration, environmental qualification and production testing. Power electronic circuit design, including knowledge of active protection circuits, magnetics, and DC-DC converters. Strong communication and problem solving skills, team player. Educated to degree level in Electronic Engineering or related discipline or similar experience.

Desirable but not essential skills and experience:

Experience of Mentor Graphics DxDesigner / CES flow, Expedition and Hyperlynx. Experience with Matlab and Cadence PSpice software tools.

We are committed to offering continuous training and career development. We understand that our success is based on our people and we strive to offer all our employees an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to participate fully in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

The successful candidate will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check) in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share, a hybrid working policy which includes working onsite and from home, an ever-growing list of company benefits including: enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Stevenage :

We are 5 mins walk from Stevenage train station (step free and lift access), easily accessible by road and bus, car parking on site, cycle racks. Close to many amenities including:

o High-street shops and supermarkets

o Restaurants and eateries

o Gyms, Swimming pool and Parks

o Cinema, bowling and Recreational facilities

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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