We have a permanent position available for a design engineer to take responsibility for new electro-mechanical product design, development and verification on various projects working within a multidisciplinary team.


Design and develop electronics-based products used in spacecraft related systems and their associated design documentation, test procedures and calibration systems:

  • Attending requirement and proposal discussions with clients when required.
  • Derive technical specifications for system requirements based on market and/or Customer needs.
  • Research, develop and testing of theoretical and conceptual designs.
  • Derive component requirements for the electronic design using traceable and qualified components.
  • Simulate/test the design at various levels, ensuring that a product will work with adequate design margins and will perform reliably and consistently in specified operation environments.
  • Documentation and review of all aspects during design phases.
  • Design and develop embedded firmware for micro-controller and FPGA based applications.
  • Test the hardware and firmware; implement corrections as necessary.
  • Interacting with sub-contractors and resolving manufacturing issues.
  • Development of production documentation

Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.




  • B.Sc/B.Eng degree in Electronic Engineering from a recognized institution.

Experience (ideally within aerospace or defense industry):

  • High-reliability electronic product design and realisation (>5-7 years)
  • Analog and digital electronic circuit design and simulation (>5 years)
  • Practical experience testing and debugging electronic circuits (>5 years)

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application.

  • Master’s Degree
  • Software development (Python, C, C++)
  • Experience working with Optical/Optomechanical systems Electromagnetic design and analysis
  • FPGA development (VHDL preferred) (>5 years)
  • Familiarity with microcontroller architectures (PIC, ARM, AVR, etc.)
  • Schematic creation and PCB layout (preferably in Altium Designer)
  • Familiarity with CAD software and design principles
  • Project Management (MSProject or other)
  • Familiarity/experience designing, developing, and supporting satellite actuator and/or sensor subsystems (reaction wheel, sun sensor, magnetometer, etc.


  • Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  • Innovative – thinking ‘outside the box’
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Customer focused
  • Able to persuade and influence others
  • Ability to bounce back
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
  • Resourcefulness.
  • Ability to self-manage and set priorities


  • English


If you meet the requirements of this vacancy, please send your cv to: OR contact us on+27 (0) 21 300 0160

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