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Electrical Engineer

Auckland, New Zealandfull-time

Zenno creates scalable technology for sustainable space exploration.

We're currently developing fuel-free systems for satellite attitude control and propulsion based on our invention of superconducting electromagnets for space applications.

At full maturity, we expect Zenno products to range from novel spacecraft components to on-orbit services.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Engineering & Production you will be an experienced electrical engineer. At Zenno you will own the full process, from architecture to integration, for creating complex high-performance hardware system from components.

You will work collaboratively with engineers of various disciplines and participate in all aspects of electrical hardware development, from requirements definition through design, prototyping, fabrication, testing, and production.

Your work will centre on a number of interrelated responsibilities:

  • Concepting, designing, modelling, building, tweaking, and testing electrical circuits
  • Carry out review and approval work for electrical designs
  • Maintain systems for an electrical engineering team
  • Power electronics, wireless power transfer, and magnetics
  • Analysing electrical requirements to determine feasibility of design within time constraints.
  • Initial power up, testing, soldering, and debugging of electrical subsystems in a lab environment
  • Supporting production or manufacturing

We don’t expect you to be an expert at everything. You’ll need to be comfortable trying out new things and asking questions or for help.

Role requirements and preferences

  • Must have a BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experienced in guiding electrical engineering teammates through systems design and execution
  • Demonstrable experience with Altium and expert with schematic and PCB layout
  • Proficient in performing circuit analyses in SPICE and/or other simulation software
  • Skilled using standard electronic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, spectrum analysers,
  • Experienced with various board-level communication interfaces (such as I2C, SPI, UART, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, CAN)
  • Preferably familiar with parts for space flight and understands associated screening and qualification processes.

Our culture

We expect you to love what you do.

As a small start-up, you will need to work with some independence: this will be your area and you will become the expert in it. You’ll have a large and rewarding part to play. We all work closely and everyone feels free to ask for help (and admit ignorance). We do things efficiently and avoid bureaucracy. We watch out for each other: we don't want you working “start-up hours”.

Interested in this role?

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