Junior Electronic Hardware Design Engineer

Simera Sense is fast becoming a leading mid to high-resolution earth observation camera supplier for CubeSats and small satellites. We are a fast-growing, dynamic team of enthusiastic engineers that supplies space and satellite companies from around the globe.

Job Purpose

We seek an Electronic Engineer to join the Hardware Development Team to develop further and enhance our electronic systems, specifically schematic capture and PCB layout for high-density, high-speed digital and electro-optical systems.

Key Performance Areas and Responsibilities

The applicant will be responsible for designing, testing, and integrating digital and electro-optical electronic systems for the aerospace sector. This entails:

  • Development and testing of high-reliability electronics assemblies.
  • Development of test equipment.


B Eng. (Electronic), MSc Eng. (Electronic).


Must-have Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in the design of high-speed FPGA electronics.
  • 2+ years experience in high-speed digital electronics PCB routing with ≥ 6 layers.
  • Understanding high-speed digital, low-noise analogue, and high-reliability design practices.
  • Experience in technical report writing using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Advantageous Requirements:

  • Experience with FPGAs, preferably Microsemi/Microchip
  • Experience in environmental testing and acceptance testing to high-quality standards.
  • An understanding of radiation effects on electronics.
  • Experience with Python (or similar scripting languages).
  • Experience in standard coding compliance, including version control.
  • Experience in Siemens Teamcenter or any other formal configuration management tool.

Required Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills as innovation and lateral thinking skills, will be required.
  • Self-driven, self-motivated person, willing to take on long-term responsibility.
  • Ability to complete well-rounded and documented work.
  • Attention to detail.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work in the fast-growing space industry
  • Niche global market for optical payloads for microsatellites
  • Cutting-edge technology at your fingertips
  • A competitive salary
  • A friendly working environment with free coffee and regular company braai’s.
Job Category: Electronic Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Somerset West (South Africa)

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