27 — 02 — 2023
Electronics Engineer (f/m/x) @GATE Space
  • Engineer
  • Full-Time
  • Vienna, Austria

At GATE Space, we develop green, chemical in-space propulsion solutions for the NewSpace economy. Drawing on years of experience developing rocket engines, our team is chasing the dream of a thriving economy in space and tackling space engineering problems with a rapid prototyping philosophy. We focus on the development of two products: The GATE Jetpack – a plug-and-play mobility solution for satellite missions – and the GATE Thruster – the world’s first chemical propulsion system capable of highly responsive deep throttling and differential thrust stabilization.

At GATE Space, we are committed to workforce diversity, equality and inclusion. We want to build a diverse team and welcome and value all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. Specifically, we want to strongly encourage female and diverse applicants.

About your role

At GATE Space, we don’t just offer you a job. We want you to be part of our journey to space and beyond –  a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of the fast-growing NewSpace industry and develop technologies that change the way we think about and operate in space. Aerospace experience is not required to be successful at GATE Space – instead, we look for motivated, self-sufficient team players who are passionate about solving engineering challenges. As part of a small, passionate team of engineers, you will contribute to our success by developing and optimizing the avionics subsystem of the GATE Jetpack and the GATE Thruster. 

Your primary tasks: 

  • Development of avionics and ground support electronics (requirement analysis, specification, design, prototyping, debugging, testing and manufacturing)
  • Design of schematics and PCB layouts for analog, digital and power electronics
  • Assembly, bring-up, testing and debugging of PCBs
  • Design and manufacturing of wire harnesses
  • Development of firmware
  • Integration of avionics systems into GATE Jetpack and GATE Thruster
  • Interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration with your teammates
  • Documentation of the product development

Required qualities:

  • High level of autonomy and self-sufficiency
  • High level of motivation and creativity
  • High level of team playing capabilities
  • Ability to lead and inspire
  • Ability to follow
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in design of schematics and PCB layouts for analog, digital and power electronics and EDA software
  • Proficiency in bring-up, testing and debugging of PCBs using standard lab equipment

Beneficial qualities:

  • Applied engineering experience (e.g. internships, job experience, personal or team projects)
  • Experience in the design for EMC and the space environment (radiation, thermal, mechanical)
  • Experience in manual and reflow soldering, board assembly and rework 
  • Experience in the development of bare-metal firmware in C/C++
  • Experience in the usage of communication busses (e.g. CAN, SPI, I2C, UART, RS-485)
  • Familiarity with applicable ECSS and other avionics design and testing standards
  • Familiarity with mechanical design and MCAD
  • Familiarity with the design of control systems
  • Familiarity with Git version control
  • Familiarity with Python and/or Rust

About your employment

We are looking for a full time employee, starting as soon as possible.

About your benefits

  • First row seat in the development and implementation of a space mission
  • Opportunity to shape a fast-growing space technology company
  • Attractive gross salary of €3.500 per month or more (according to qualification)
  • Employee stock option bonus programme
  • Flexitime and hybrid working arrangements
  • Modern office in central Vienna


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