2nd January 2018

Electronics Engineer – Job Opportunity: Apply now!

Electronics Engineer

What we are building

Open Cosmos Ltd. is revolutionising the way space technology is used. Open Cosmos provides simple and affordable access to space using nanosatellite technology.
Driven by the vision of making space accessible to anyone and advancing science and technology, we are developing a nanosatellite platform and a series of services that allow us to offer a ride to orbit to payloads of any kind at a record low price and short time to orbit.
We are a young and very ambitious team with experience in the aerospace, electronics and software industries. Having gone from design to delivery of our first nanosatellites in only four months, Open Cosmos’ first satellite was launched to the ISS in the first Orbital ATK’s Cygnus capsule of 2017, and is now operating in low earth orbit.

Description of the position

The successful electronics engineer will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford, UK, and will be in charge of designing, simulation and validating and testing electronic systems as part of Open Cosmos’ electronics team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Design, verification and validation of PCB schematics and layout
  • Power systems, high speed digital processing circuit and RF design simulation
  • Assist electronics design, simulation, validation and qualification
  • Documentation and design libraries creation and maintenance
  • EMC analysis

Skills and competences

  • Experience in embedded systems
  • Experience in designing and testing electronics
  • Experience in C
  • Familiar with Linux, python and scripting
  • Quick learner
  • Work independently and under pressure
  • Take initiative and work in a self-driven manner
  • Embrace challenge and work outside of the comfort zone
  • Commit to fulfil customer requirements and expectations
  • Strong interests in electronics


  • Experience with ARM processors and FPGA
  • Experience with Verilog/VHDL
  • Experience with power electronics design and testing
  • Experience in RF characterisation and measurement techniques
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Familiar with Altium Designer

Open Cosmos in the media

Video – Open Cosmos products & services

“British startup offers low-cost cubesat services” Space News

“New Satcoms get ticket to space through ESA’s Pioneer programme” European Space Agency

How to apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply in our careers page or send your application to careers@open-cosmos.com
– CV
– Links to your LinkedIn profile
– max. half a page covering letter