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Electrical Engineer (m/f/d) 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


Your responsibilities

  • Specification, design, and development of electronic / electrical assemblies for the control of mechanisms for space application, and for ground based scientific and industrial projects
  • Specification, design and development of electronics for the laboratory verification of mechanisms
  • Preparation of extensive technical offers
  • Create purchasing specifications for electrical / electronic components and assemblies including the selection of EEE / Space approved components  
  • "Shadow Engineering" and technical "Subcontractor" management of suppliers
  • Synthesis and analysis of Electrical / Electronic circuits by means of dedicated software, including simulation at circuit and layout level
  • Manufacture and assembly of electrical and electronical assemblies or devices according to technical data package
  • Develop firmware or software for electrical/electronic assemblies or test systems following specification and coding standards
  • Support software or firmware development done by suppliers
  • Planning and conducting development trials, qualification and acceptance tests
  • Document all activities in English according to the ESA and / or internal Engineering / PA / QA standards and guidelines
  • Preparation and participation of technical design reviews with suppliers and customers


Your Profile

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or similar
  • 5 years’ experience with hardware design: circuit design, simulation of the functionality using CAD and layout generation
  • 5 years’ experience working in lab environment with the test of PCBs and electronics systems
  • Design and testing experience with Phot Voltaic systems is considered as a strong plus
  • Previous experience with the design and testing of electronics for charging and discharging of rechargeable batteries is considered as an advantage of the application
  • Experience in low level programing of microprocessors and FPGAs is a strong asset
  • Excellent experience in planning, executing, documenting and analyzing tests of electronics boards and systems
  • Good experience in writing technical documentation
  • Technical understanding of space quality standards (ECSS-Q, PSS, MIL); EEE components know-how is a nice-to-have
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and EN 9100 environment
  • Advanced level of English; German is a strong asset
  • Dynamic, proactive person, able to manage different projects in parallel
  • Rigorous in his/her daily work but also able to understand other stakeholders’ constraints and constructively interface with them
  • Positive, solution-oriented person, able to cope with emotions and stress



We offer:

  • An international environment with over 60 nationalities
  • 40h/week with at least 5 weeks of vacation and two weeks of paid paternity leave
  • An unique opportunity to work directly on high-tech products that will fly into space
  • We live a hands-on mentality and take suggestions for improvement seriously
  • A highly specialized and motivated team with a lot of know-how in the space industry


How to apply?

Have we sparked your interest in new career horizons? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. You can also share your motivation to work with us with a picture or even a video. Only direct applications are accepted.

RUAG Space | https://www.ruag.com/en/meet-us


Disclaimer: RUAG International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 


Zürich, ZH, CH

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

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