Space Electronics Development Engineer (Dipl.-Ing., FH/ETH)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

90%-100%, permanent

PMOD/WRC is a research & calibration institution, located in Davos, Switzerland. As part of its solar- and climate research activities, the institute is strongly involved in various space projects. The technical department offers a position as an electronics engineer for space projects such as the ESA TRUTHS mission and the JAXA Solar-C mission. The working location is Davos Dorf, Switzerland. The institute is international with staff and visitors from across the world.  PMOD/WRC is a small institute (~50 people) with a friendly atmosphere. PMOD/WRC is closely linked to ETHZ and holds an affiliated professorship at the ETHZ department D-Phys.

Job description

The PMOD/WRC Technical Department is seeking an Electronics Engineer to underpin the design, fabrication, testing, and integration of scientific space instruments. Your main tasks are:

  • Design of schematics and layout of printed circuit boards for digital and analog systems according to ESA space standards.
  • Build and test printed circuit boards, including internal soldering of prototypes.
  • Develop test plans and write test documentation.
  • Purchasing, handling and qualification of high-reliability components for space applications

Intensive and accurate 

  • documentation of developed hardware/instruments according to ESA space standards (ECSS)
  • You will join the team in creating requirements documents for future space pro-jects.
  • Free-spirited work with flexible working hours in an international environment
  • Solving demanding questions as part of a talented team
  • The opportunity to put your ideas into practice in the fascinating world of space technology.

Your profile

Essential experience, skills and characteristics: 

  • You have completed an apprenticeship as an electronics technician with university of applied sciences diploma (FH/ETH) or have equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with Altium, Python and FPGA design and development.
  • Willingness and ability to solve technically demanding tasks and problems.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken). 

Desirable criteria: 

  • Experience in the development of hardware for space applications and with the application of ECSS standards.
  • A knowledge of the German language.

Your workplace

Your workplace

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents by 30 March:

  • Motivation letter including a justification why you fit the application (max. 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Statements of education and previous employers

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about [Department/Institute] can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to [Mr. Dany Pfiffner], Tel [+41 81 417 51 21] or email [] (no applications).

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About ETH Zürich

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