Location: Glasgow
Salary: Competitive

About AAC Clyde Space

AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments, and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. This data has a vast range of applications, from weather forecasting to precision farming to environmental monitoring, and is essential to improving our quality of life on Earth. 

Our growing capabilities bring together three divisions:  

  • Space Data as a Service – delivering data from space directly to customers 
  • Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions  
  • Space products and components – a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components, and sensors 

AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.  

Some of our clients include Horizon TechnologiesOrbcommNSLComm, OHB Sweden, Intuitive Machines, Orbital Micro Systems, the United States Airforce Academy, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency and NASA. 

AAC Clyde Space’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.  

About this role

We are looking for enthusiastic and technically minded electronics engineers to contribute to the design of state-of-the-art satellite subsystems. We have a number of electronics roles available covering a mix of skills including on board computing, power systems and RF electronics. The candidate should show strong aptitude, share our enthusiasm for electronics and be a strong team player.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design of electronic systems for space applications. Product lines include on board computing, attitude control, power systems and communications dependent on candidate specialisation
  • Architectural design and review of avionics systems and input to whole satellite electrical architecture
  • Improve current designs and undertake design reviews with the rest of the team
  • Engage with stakeholders (technicians, engineers and clients) to ensure design, manufacture and integration of our systems in a timely manner
  • Generation and maintenance of technical design documentation including requirements capture, technical descriptions and user manuals
  • Support to customers and manufacturing team to resolve challenges

Skills required:

  • Candidate should be educated to at least Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Ability to work and lead as part of a team of engineers to deliver work packages to time, cost and quality
  • Extensive knowledge or experience in schematic capture and PCB layout (using any CAD/EDA software)
  • Electronics hardware design experience including component selection, circuit design and layout
  • Design for Manufacture and Design for Test awareness
  • Hands on diagnosis and debug of new and existing electronic designs

Skills Desirable (we will be looking for candidates to have experience in several of these areas):

  • Knowledge of power electronics including switch mode converter design
  • Knowledge of Lithium Ion battery charge and protection circuitry
  • Experience of design for EMC
  • Experience with DSP algorithms or dataflow implementations
  • Experience of electronic simulation in either digital, power or RF environments
  • HDL design for SoC or FPGA systems meeting timing and functional constraints
  • Experience with microcontrollers and supporting peripherals (e.g. oscillators, external memory)
  • Embedded communication systems and standards, including use and understanding of CAN, SPI, I2C and UART
  • Low level device drivers. Experience designing Hardware/Software interfaces
  • Confident coding in C and Python
  • Design of RF electronics including LNA, filters, SDR interfacing
  • PCB layout for RF circuits (impedance matching, shielding etc.)
  • Understanding of electronics design for harsh environments (thermal, radiation, vibration)
  • Electronics design for high reliability systems (FMEA, FDIR)

This position is available to fill immediately, so applicants are encouraged to reply promptly with CV and covering letter.  Please submit CV to: and type Senior Electronics Engineer in the subject line of your application.

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AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to AAC Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in the EU before you start work. AAC Clyde Space are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.


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