RUAG Space USA Digital Payload Electronics Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Digital Payload Electronics EngineerSanta Clara, CA

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RUAG Space is part of the international RUAG group which is active in the fields of Aerospace and Defence and employs more than 8,000 employees worldwide. We are Europe's largest, independent supplier to the aerospace industry. In Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and in the USA we develop, produce and test subsystems and components for Space applications. Heritage, flexibility and outstanding reliability make RUAG Space the partner of choice for producers of satellites and the launch services industry all over the world.

The candiate will develop electronics with leading edge performance for RUAG Space digital payload products to be used in next generation telecommunication payloads for satellites.

Your responsibilities

  • Understand and drive electronics requirements and their applicability to digital payload functions

  • Apply the latest commercial technology to enable new customer mission requirements uniquely achievable by RUAG’s digital payload architecture

  • Optimize electronics implementations to efficiently operate on space flight hardware using minimal resources

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary design team to ensure digital payload electronics are correctly implemented

  • Interface with software, gateware, and test teams to ensure end-to-end product functionality

  • Support execution of spiral development, integration, and capability demonstrations to increase customer visibility and confidence

  • Deliver on R&D commitments under tight schedule and budget constraints

  • Support new business and proposal activities with competitive digital payload products

Education & Experience

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering (MS degree preferred)

  • 10+ years experience in digital electronics development at leading edge performance

  • Comprehensive knowledge of high speed development tools and practices for multi-GHz/Gbps digital electronics

  • Comfortable working a flexible schedule in a small, high performance team to achieve aggressive, quick-turn demonstrations

  • Strong experience and hands-on lab integration and demonstration skills

  • Hands-on experience with electronics design including Xilinx UltraScale+ or other recent high performance FPGAs

  • Hands-on experience with 10 and 25 Gbps SERDES development including end-to-end connectivity through PCBs, connectors, and cables

  • Working knowledge of the space environment and its effects and mitigations in electronics

  • Hands-on experience with high performance electronics in space or other rugged environment

  • U.S. citizen

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.