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Electronics Design Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, England, Oxfordshire
£31931.0 - £44166.0 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2021

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Electronics Design Engineer

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary: £34,931 to £37,709 (with additional Role-based allowances)
Senior Role Salary: £42,748 to £47,166 (with additional Role-based allowances)

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). STFC- RAL Space is one of the largest interdisciplinary space departments in Europe, having celebrated more than 50-years excellence in space-flight and a proven track record contributing to more than 200 instruments in space.

The department works throughout the lifecycle of space missions - from leading concept studies for future missions; developing bespoke, innovative scientific instrumentation; providing space test and ground-based facilities; operating ground-stations, and to processing and analysing data.

About the role

You will be designing high-performance electronics across a diverse range of space instrumentation at the forefront of space technology. These high-performance instruments will explore the solar system and go to Mars and beyond.

The Electronics Design group is seeking to recruit an electronics design engineer to support their current and rapidly increasing project portfolio. The group is recognised for its major contributions in a diverse range of space instrumentation including imaging electronics on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and the RAMAN spectrometer on ESA's EXOMars rover and much more…

As a Senior/Electronics Design Engineer, you will work alongside over 40 other staff members in the Imaging Systems Division who have a diverse range of skills in systems, electronics and optical engineering design, quantum science, electronics manufacture and production, real-time embedded software and project management. This provides an exciting career and allows you to have project responsibility from the outset with a close supporting framework.

About you

You will hold a degree in electronic engineering or loosely related subject (or equivalent experience) and be an experienced electronics design engineer including knowledge of VHDL and/or Verilog. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of PCB layout and prior use of electronics CAD and modeling tools. You will also be able to demonstrate practical skills such as verification and testing of circuit boards and components.

For the senior role, advance knowledge of the above would be needed.

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What we offer

This post will offer an excellent opportunity for extensive training and development. STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days' annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a subsidised restaurant and good public transport links.

The closing date for applications is 19th September 2021.


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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