Space System FPGA Developer

Space System FPGA Developer

AAC Clyde Space

Uppsala, Sweden

We are looking for an enthusiastic and technically minded FPGA engineer to contribute to our design of state-of-the-art satellite subsystems, with an emphasis on electronics and software engineering. The candidate should show strong aptitude, share our enthusiasm for systems engineering for space applications. This is a full-time role for an experienced FPGA developer, who can work to deliver our next range of subsystems for satellite projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design of our on-board computer system-on-chip FPGA designs for space applications
  • Architectural design and review of avionics and FPGA designs
  • Be part of testing together with software or electronics team
  • To improve current designs and undertake design reviews with the rest of the team
  • To engage with stakeholders (technicians, engineers and clients) to ensure correct functionality, operation, manufacture and integration of our systems
  • Generation and maintenance of technical design documentation including requirements capture, technical descriptions and user manuals

Skills required:

  • Candidate should be educated to at least Bachelor’s degree in system on chip, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • HDL design for FPGA systems (VHDL)
  • Knowledge of high speed digital design (SERDES)
  • Digital Electronics hardware design experience
  • Design for Manufacture and Design for Test awareness
  • Ability to diagnose and debug new and existing FPGA designs
  • Reliability design analyses
  • Experience designing Hardware/Software interfaces
  • Ability to work as part of a team of engineers to deliver work packages to time, cost and quality
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken

Skills Desired:

  • Embedded communication systems and standards, including use and understanding of CAN, SPI, I2C and UART
  • Experience with DSP algorithms or dataflow implementations
  • Experience of coding in C and Python (application and/or device drivers) will be beneficial
  • Test driven development and unit testing
  • Good understanding of systems and mission requirements
  • Ability to work independently and make educated decisions, as well as an ability to support and mentor other team members
  • Knowledge of board testing and ESA quality management

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