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Digital Systems Design Engineer - Space Satellite

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  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Job Summary

Responsible role to adapt an existing satellite digital processor design to support in-orbit reconfiguration. Working closely with a hardware engineer and a test engineer, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring correct function and fitness for purpose for the target application.

The job involves the management and review of specifications including FPGA and Flash component technologies which must be made robust for operation in a space radiation environment. This will involve working with external contractors and stakeholders. The activity will conclude with the successful acceptance testing of the adapted hardware on suitably adapted test facilities.

Skills/Experience Required:

Fast learner, capable of getting up to speed quickly as part of a small, tightly-knit team
Experience of requirements management, traceability and validation, working with external stakeholders
Detailed understanding of FPGA technologies (Xilinx, Microsemi)
Knowledge of Flash memory and associated control requirements
Knowledge of SpaceWire standard and RMAP protocol
Understanding of radiation effects, including single event upsets, on digital technologies.

Education & Training

Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant discipline

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