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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: £31,305 to £34,028 (plus up to £3,000 Role-based allowance)

Senior Role Salary: £38,969 to £43,300 (plus up to £3,000 Role-based allowance)

Contract Type: Permanent Position

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

About Us

RAL Space is one of the largest interdisciplinary space departments in Europe, having celebrated more than 50-years excellence in space flight and a consistent 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 scientific instrumentation, providing space test and ground-based facilities and much more!

RAL Space is part of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (a partner organization within UK UKRI). UKRI is an entity that brings together nine partners to build an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position.

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 electronics design engineers to support their current and rapidly growing 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 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 proven knowledge of digital and analogue design, layout of complex multi-layer boards, analytical analysis, modelling, and practical electronic test experience. We are looking for someone who is highly self-motivated, with 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 is required.

What we offer

This post will offer an excellent opportunity for extensive training and development. STFC offers a benefits package crafted 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.

UKRI are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

How to Apply

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is: 10th March 2021


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