Electronics Engineer


Who we are

Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together with developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfill our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be in charge of designing, simulating, validating and testing electronic systems as part of the Open Cosmos’ electronics team. You will be involved in a fast design-test-iterate cycle that characterises Open Cosmos’ work.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Design, simulation, verification and validation of PCB schematics and layout.

  • Design power systems and high speed digital circuit design.

  • Execute design validation and assist with design qualification.

  • Documentation.

  • Work independently and under pressure.

  • Embrace challenge and work outside of the comfort zone

  • Commit to fulfill customer requirements and expectations

  • Take initiative and work in a self-driven manner.

Skills, attitude and experience

  • Experience on embedded software

  • Over 5 years experience in high speed circuit design, validation and testing or equivalent experience

  • Over 3 years experience in EMC analysis  or equivalent experience

  • Experience on high current circuit analysis, design, validating and testing

  • Experience on designing multilayer PCBs

  • Experience on designing, simulating, validating and testing analog circuits

  • Attention to detail

  • Lean/Bootstrap mentality

  • Honesty, openness and self awareness

  • Proactiveness

  • Quick to learn and coach others

Nice to have

  • Experience with C, C++

  • Experience with Verilog/VHDL

  • Experience in RF

  • Familiar with python and Linux shell scripting

  • Familiar with Altium Designer

  • Space electronics design experience

  • Experience on embedded software using DSP

  • Agile methods experience (Agile, Scrum, …)

  • Knowledge of languages other than English

You will enjoy

  • Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays

  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

  • Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office

  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

  • Annual Company Retreat

  • Remote working as per company policy

  • Working from home as per company policy

  • Annual Salary Review

How to apply

Visit the career section of our website here.

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to LinkedIn and your work (eg. GitHub, C++,  <iostream>).

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media

Our Website – https://open-cosmos.com/media/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/open.cosmos.space/
Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-cosmos/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/open_cosmos