Analog and Mixed-Signal Electronics Engineer

Switzerland - Lausanne Ref #13411 17-Nov-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

As part of our Hardware Team, you will design highly reliable mixed-signal electronics that meet the required functional specifications, considering electrical, size and weight constraints, as well as aspects related to space environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, optimize and integrate highly reliable analog and mixed-signal electronics for satellites

  • Drive requirements, architecture and circuit design, component selection and procurement, PCB design, board bring up, testing and design + manufacturing documentation.

  • Partner with optical, mechanical and software team members

Required skills and experience:

  • MSc or PhD or equivalent relevant experience, in the field of electronic engineering or a related field

  • 7+ years of proven experiences in designing and implementing mixed-signal electronics from concept through production, in particular involving:

    • Operational amplifiers (differential amplifiers, active filters, buffers…)

    • Analog/digital PLLs

    • Photodetectors and transimpedance amplifiers

    • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters

    • Linear and switch-mode power supplies

  • Strong background in aerospace, expertise in one or more specific spacecraft subsystems, knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductors

  • Schematic capture and PCB design tools (preferably Altium, Zuken or Mentor)

  • Familiarity with RF components (mixers, amplifiers, up-down converters etc.)

  • Experience using various test equipment - oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer and similar

  • Strong documentation skills and ability to report on technical solutions and findings

  • Able to work independently and collaborate within a multidisciplinary engineering environment

Preferences:

  • Solid understanding of control theory

  • Experience with microcontrollers or FPGA

  • Familiar with scripting/programming languages (C/C++, Python, Matlab)

  • Experience with communication interfaces (Ethernet, SPI, I2C, RS232),

  • Familiar with satellite communication and services




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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
5-8 years
Travel
None
Citizenship
Swiss or EU (27) Citizenship required
Clearance
None
Worker Classification
Employee

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