Avionics and Power - Electrical Engineer, HITL platform

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

Your mission
Here at the The Exploration Company we are developing, producing, and operating Nyx, a modular and reusable space orbital vehicle that can eventually be refueled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

We want you as a talented Electrical Engineer, HITL platform to help us in our mission by designing, integrating, operating, and maintaining our HITL platform.

In your capacity as a HITL Electrical Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • Designing, integrating, operating, and supporting the HITL platform that will be used for the qualification for our 2024 demonstrator including 
    • Design and development of solutions to electrically simulate sensor and actuator components, 
    • Design HITL harnessing and hardware interfaces required to integrate simulated components with flight hardware
    • Design and develop hardware simulators for vehicle components such as batteries, payloads, etc.
  • Supporting the integration of flight avionics hardware, EGSE, operator consoles, and analysis tooling necessary to verify the requirements of avionics units under test and test equipment
  • Running tests on the HITL platform to ensure all the hardware and software components are performing properly
  • Designing and implementing test data post-processing algorithms/scripts.
  • Developing automation tools to streamline and optimize the running of the HITL platform and the test report generation and analysis
  • Upgrading the HITL platform for the next demonstrators/missions 

What we would love to see from you
In the role of HITL Electrical Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in electrical engineering or similar field
  • A good theoretical and/or practical understanding of electronic embedded systems.
  • Exposure to designing and implementing test systems for electronics.
  • Experience with lab test equipment (oscilloscopes, power supplies, DMMs, etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Python programming experience
  • Linux
  • Previous HIL experience
  • Experience with spacecraft flight hardware handling
  • Harness design and fabrication
Why you should join us
At The Exploration Company, we are democratizing space exploration i.e., by making it affordable, available, and open. Our high-impact team is driven by competence, impact, and efficiency. We are doers, team players, and problem solvers.  Our culture is driven by technology, learning by doing, and passion for what we do.
Why you should join us
What makes us special here at The Exploration Company and why we think you will enjoy working here is:
  • We’re Agile - we make decisions fast whilst keeping our goals and systems in mind.
  • We’re Open and Collaborative - we are transparent about risks and obstacles, so that we can cooperate together to overcome them.
  • We have a lot of Fun - we refuel our energy knowing we are democracing space. It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge?

We'd love to hear from you if you wish to be a part of our journey. Please submit your CV now for immediate consideration and we will be in touch shortly. 

The Exploration Company is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Relocation assistance is provided for those willing to relocate including visa sponsorship where applicable.  
About us
The Exploration Company develops, produces and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

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