Aerospace and Aviation
£50 per hour
Job Type:

Satellite Digital Systems Engineer

Satellite Digital Systems Engineer – FPGA  


6 months + Likely extension

£50 per hour


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


For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.




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