Senior Electronics Engineer

13 February 2018

Applications are invited for the post of Senior FPGA Electronics Engineer at the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London. The position will also include a leadership role within the electronics engineering group depending on the applicant’s background and experience. There are a number of on-going flight projects that this post will be immediately involved in, including Euclid VIS, Exomars Pancam, Plato and Smile.

In the first instance, the main technical tasks that this post will contribute to are:

  1. To lead the development and test of the FPGA on the CCD front end read-out electronics. Front-end electronics are located within the instrument’s focal plane next to the CCDs and provide all the necessary functions to clock the CCD and read out images.
  2. Manage and support the FPGA group within the Electronics engineering group at MSSL, organise training were necessary.
  3. Communications with data processing units via Spacewire high speed digital link implemented within a field programmable gate array-based digital control system. National Instruments LabVIEW is widely used in our ground check-out systems and we use CAD tools from Mentor Graphics for PCB and FPGA design.
  4. The development, design and test of low noise and high speed analogue electronics for CCD readout.

Key Requirements

  • A first degree in electronic engineering or equivalent qualification.
  • A strong proven background in FPGA design and digital electronics systems using VHDL for space flight projects.
  • A high level of experience with low noise analogue signal conditioning electronics including PCB layout for low noise and low cross-talk analogue instrumentation circuits.
  • A strong background in the engineering of complex equipment to tight specifications.
  • Experience in the testing and characterisation of flight model electronics and ability to take charge of the designs throughout the design process from breadboard to flight models.
  • Ability to support the programme with the required documentation including analyses and presentations.
  • An ability to co-ordinate design, development and testing activities within a team of scientists and engineers.

Further details

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CLOSING DATE: Midnight 12 March 2018

Grade 9
Hours Full Time
Salary £52,132- £56,950

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