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Hardware Engineer (Multiple levels)

Ref no. BHN568524
Location Stevenage, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Our client is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth.

Key skills required for this role

PCB Design, Microcontrollers / Digital Signal processors / FPGA / ASIC


High speed digital Interfaces (e.g. SerDes, ADC/DACs, etc)

Job description


For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we'll take you there.
Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, Our client is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.
We're fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.
Building the space between proven and possible, Our client is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, Our client is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. Our client team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission - bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that's been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we'll take you there.
Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!


  • Responsible throughout the product development lifecycle for the specification, design and validation of satellite communication products
  • Detailed circuit design including schematic capture, component selection and simulation
  • Directing in-house and 3rd party PCB layout design teams
  • Deliver prototype and product quality manufacturing work-packages
  • Supporting Hardware/Software/System integration, validation and qualification

Required Skills:

  • Proven experience in a hardware product design role
  • Experience in the development of satellite/payload equipment highly desirable.
  • Design of complex, high-speed circuits implemented as high-density, multi-layer (10+) PCBs
  • Experience of circuit and PCB design and simulation tools (e.g. Allegro, ADS, SiWave, HFSS, CST)
  • Hands-on experience in the design of products that contain the following:
  • Microcontrollers / Digital Signal processors / FPGA / ASIC
  • High-speed digital Interfaces (e.g. SerDes, ADC/DACs, etc)
  • Power supplies and sensors
  • RF design
  • In addition, specialist knowledge in the following areas would be advantageous:
  • High reliability system design (Space, Military, Automotive, etc)
  • DC/DC power supply design
  • Verilog/VHDL for developing board/power/clock/etc. management components
  • Developing ASIC prototyping systems using FPGAs
  • Knowledge of environmental, thermal, safety and EMI/EMC standards
  • Practical use of scripting languages Tcl/Python/Perl etc.

We're a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you're excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we'll take you there.
We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and Our client welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing Our client's leadership in this next golden age.
We are required to conduct a BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) screening in which we will check your:

  • Right to work: To confirm that you are entitled to take up the position as well as check your nationality and immigration status.
  • Identity: Full ID check.
  • Criminal records: Basic Disclosure.
  • Employment history check: Confirmation of past three years of employment (minimum) history/activity.

Our client provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of Our client, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; private healthcare, disability income protection, life insurance, pension plan; and an employee assistance program. We also have a Hybrid work model in place, for a better work/life balance.
Equal Opportunity:
Our client is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.
COVID Update:
COVID-19 Hiring Update: Strengthening our workforce is more important than ever to meet our customers' mission-critical needs. We are continuing to hire many talented people, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure safe hiring practices are used. This includes limiting onsite candidate interviews and prioritizing video interviews.
Apply now to be part of our journey as we build a future in space exploration!

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