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Electronics Design Engineer

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You will be designing high-performance electronics across a diverse range of space instrumentation at the forefront of space technology.

Electronics Design Engineer

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire

Salary: £34,305 to £37,028 (Inclusive of Role-based allowances)

Senior Role Salary: £41,969 to £46,300 (Inclusive of Role-based allowances)

Contract Type: Open Ended

Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 26 hours per week)

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is an entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

RAL Space is one of the largest interdisciplinary space departments in Europe, having celebrated more than 50-years excellence in space-flight and a proven track record contributing to more than 200 instruments in space. The department works throughout the lifecycle of space missions - from leading concept studies for future missions; developing bespoke, innovative scientific instrumentation; providing space test and ground-based facilities; operating ground-stations, and to processing and analysing data.

About the role

You will be designing high-performance electronics across a diverse range of space instrumentation at the forefront of space technology. These high-performance electronics will explore the solar system and go to Mars and beyond.

The Electronics Design group is seeking to recruit four electronics design engineers to support their current and rapidly increasing project portfolio. The group is recognised for its major contributions in a diverse range of space instrumentation including imaging electronics on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Russian Hubble-class World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet, the RAMAN spectrometer on ESA’s EXOMars rover and much more…

As a Senior/Electronics Design Engineer, you will work alongside over 40 other staff members in the Imaging Systems Division who have a diverse range of skills in systems, electronics and optical engineering design, quantum science, electronics manufacture and production, real-time embedded software and project management.

About you

You will be an experienced electronics design engineer with demonstrated knowledge of digital and analogue design, layout of complex multi-layer boards, analytical analysis, modelling, and practical electronic test experience. You will be highly self-motivated, with an excellent attention to detail and a strong solutions-focused approach to design challenges. The ability to work effectively within a team, often across multiple projects at the same time, is essential.

For the senior role, technical supervision and management of projects or major work packages forms a large part of the role, so significant experience in these areas will be required.

What we offer

This post will offer an excellent opportunity for extensive training and development. STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a subsidised restaurant and good public transport links.

How to Apply

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 6th December 2020

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