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PCB Designer to work on Spacecraft Electronics STARDundee Ltd., www.stardundee.com, a leading supplier of spacecraft electronic test equipment and technology, is seeking a Senior PCB Design Engineer to work on new products and technology for spacecraft applications. STARDundee has an excellent track record in innovative, highquality hardware, software and ASICs for spacecraft applications. To meet growing demand, we now seek to expand our research and development team to work on new products related to spacecraft onboard datahandling and avionics networks. STARDundee STARDundee is a successful SME in the aerospace engineering sector, which designs network technology for use onboard spacecraft. STARDundee provides electronic test and development equipment and chip designs for spaceflight applications. All manufacturing is carried out by suitably qualified subcontractors based in the UK. STARDundee concentrates on the design and support activities, with a highly skilled workforce around 80 graduates and 50 PhDs. STARDundee has a wholly owned subsidiary STARBarcelona, based in Sant Cugat just outside Barcelona. The company has now been operational for sixteen years building up a global customer base that includes just about all the famous names in the aerospace industry and the worlds leading space agencies including NASA, ESA, JAXA, CAST, SAST. STARDundee has key distributors in the USA, Japan, China and South Korea, serving Europe and the rest of the world directly from Dundee. STARDundee is a world leader in SpaceWire technology. SpaceWire is a computer network for use on board spacecraft, which connects together instruments, massmemory, processors, the downlink telemetry, and other onboard subsystems. SpaceWire has been a highly successful collaboration between European Space Agency ESA, academia and industry. Prof. Steve Parkes of University of Dundee, and Chief Technology Officer of STARDundee, wrote the SpaceWire standard for ESA with inputs from international spacecraft engineers. The SpaceWire standard was published in 2003 and is now being used or designed into more than 100 spacecraft costing well over 30 billion. Space missions relying on SpaceWire technology include Earth observation, scientific, exploration and commercial spacecraft. STARDundee chip designs are being used on many of these spacecraft and our test and development equipment is being used during their design, integration and test. Over the past several years STARDundee in collaboration with the University of Dundee has been developing a new highavailability, highreliability, multiGbits network technology for space applications, called SpaceFibre. SpaceFibre runs over electrical and fibre optic cable and is set to become the next generation of spacecraft onboard network technology, due to its innovative quality of service and fault detection, isolation and recovery capabilities. The SpaceFibre technology developed by STARDundee is used in the RC64 64 core DSP processor developed by Ramon Chips in Israel. STARDundee is a Microsemi partner providing SpaceWire and SpaceFibre interfaces for the Microsemi RTAX, RTG4 and forthcoming radiation tolerant FPGAs. STARDundee is a major partner in a series of ESA and UK Space Agency projects led by Rutherford Appleton Laboratories which is developing THz radiometer technology for space applications. The highly qualified and experienced team of engineers in STARDundee has over 125 personyears experience in spacecraft datahandling and microelectronic technology. STARDundee is the winner of two SMART awards from the Scottish Executive in recognition of its leadingedge technology. In 2013 STARDundee won The Courier Digital Business of the Year and overall Business of the Year awards and in 2014 it won the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for companies with fewer than 25 staff. In 2017 STARDundee won The Courier Design and Innovation award. Job Specification The successful candidate will join STARDundees electronic design team and will work on the layout of PCBs. The PCB design role covers the design of PCBs. It includes Schematic capture Component package modelling Layout of PCB Analysis of PCB performance Liaison with PCB manufacturers Liaison with PCB assembly houses. Candidates must have the following qualificationsskillsexperience A 1st class or 21 degree in electronic or mechanical engineering with at least five years experience of PCB layout design Alternatively, an HNCHND in electronic or mechanical engineering with at least ten years experience of PCB layout design Good knowledge and substantial practical experience of PCB layout, symbol creation, schematic capture and mechanical housing design Good knowledge of PCB layout rules Understanding of board stack up, track impedance, and track current capacity Good attention to detail Ability to test and document your work Ability to work from your own initiative with limited supervision, as well as alongside other team members Good verbal and written communication skills. The following skills and experience are highly desirable, but not essential for the posts Experience in the design of PCBs for spaceflight, aerospace or medical applications Experience with PCB thermal analysis Experience of mechanical housing design Experience with mechanical design tools Experience with PCB signal integrity analysis with HyperLynx or a similar tool Experience with Mentor Graphics Expedition and DxDesigner or PADS tools. Other information STARDundee is an employee owned company, with around 55 of the company shares being owned by an Employee Ownership Trust on behalf of the employees. Staff are represented on this Trust and on the Board of Directors, and also benefit, when there is a dividend payment to the other shareholders, with a taxfree bonus. Salary will be commensurate to experience. Please state your current salary when applying. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Please state in your application either that you are a UK citizen, are a European citizen, or are from another country with a valid Tier 1 or Tier 2 visa. Engineers working for STARDundee are likely to travel internationally from timetotime, to support our worldwide customer base. Location STARDundee is located in a fully renovated 19th century town house in the heart of Dundee overlooking the Tay estuary which is adjacent to the University of Dundee and a few minutes walk from the city centre. Dundee is a thriving University town in the heart of Scotland 50 miles north of Edinburgh, close 20 miles to the Highlands and an ideal base for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Dundee, Scotlands fourth largest city, was listed by Lonely Planet in 2018 as one of the top ten best European destinations to visit last summer and praised for its headturning urban redevelopment. Dundee was lauded for its growing cultural scene and the exciting transformation of the citys historic waterfront a development spearheaded by the opening of the newest branch of the VA in September 2018. Describing the city, Lonely Planets writers praised a creative scene that increasingly attracts some of the UKs most visionary talent, building on its selection by UNESCO as the UKs first City of Design in 2014. Lonely Planets spokesperson and Editorial Director, Tom Hall, said While visitors have always been assured of a friendly welcome, Dundee has often been overlooked by travellers to Scotland, but that should be set to change. The opening of VA Dundee is a really exciting moment that marks the city out as well worth a visit, but throw in nationally important museums and attractions, and its dynamic, creative spirit, and travellers will find a city boasting plenty to discover. How to apply To apply for this position please send your CV and contact details of three referees, along with a brief covering letter stating how you feel you meet the above criteria, and indicating your current salary to Carole Carrie STARDundee Ltd Email carole.carriestardundee.com

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