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Electronic Hardware & Software Engineer

Location: Charleroi, BelgiumThales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.Thales Alenia Space Belgium is an expert in several high-technology fields. Indeed, Thales Alenia Space Belgium is the Belgian front-runner in space electronics applications for satellites and launchers, the world leader in power conditioning and distribution for satellites and the principal supplier of electronics for Ariane 5. Thales Alenias Space Belgium, is a company located on 3 sites, one in Charleroi, one in Leuven and the other one in Hasselt (Satellite Photovoltaïc Assembly). We offer you: the opportunity to work in a company universally renowned for the quality of its products, an attractive and a state-of-the-art technologic activity field, evolution opportunities within a company in constant growth.

Electronic hardware & software engineer

Electronic hardware & software engineer


Within a project / product team, you will be required, in the context of on board spacecraft / satellite / launcher applications, to define, design, develop, validate algorithms and solutions involving hardware and software sub-systems (and their interactions) for a new development project.

As a practical example, from definition to the validation of the architecture and algorithm to drive the solar arrays deployment or thruster orientation management for propulsion or for a launcher.

Main activities

  • Understand the system in which the developed solution will be included, in order to define the solution accordingly
  • Understand and study the implementation feasibility (mixing hardware and software constraints)
  • Perform electrical and software specifications and system studies
  • Define the functional architecture, propose a product breakdown in elementary functions
  • Develop/adapt the embedded software used in a multi-core microcontroller
  • Perform software coding, including handling of mission critical quality level
  • Define and manage the lab test campaign that validates the developed solution
  • Analyze and interpret simulation & lab test results
  • Investigate on potential anomalies
  • Write Reports, design justifications and various descriptive documents
  • Use of simulation software to validate the solutions
  • Perform the design robustness analyses (Margins analysis, Failure Mode analysis, …)
  • Profile

  • Master in Electronics / Embedded Software Engineer
  • General physical sense and orders of magnitude
  • Essential :Electronical Engineer with a thorough of discrete electronic (analog/digital) design (transistor level). At least 3 years of experience in electronics.Good experience in an electronic lab environmentVery good knowledge of programming techniques for embedded µP and µCVery good knowledge of C language, knowledge of Python, and practice of one assembly languageGood knowledge or open to learn about power converters topologies (buck, boost, …)Good knowledge or open to learn about regulation loops, stability criterias
  • Good knowledge or open to learn about communication protocols, including UART and CAN
  • Good knowledge or open to learn about real-time programming techniques
  • Asset: Knowledge of Microcap,Simetrix/Simplist and/or Matlab/Simulink simulators
  • Capacity for synthesis, analysis, capitalization
  • Autonomous, ability to prioritize a workload, rigorous and inventive
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment, able to take decisions
  • Challenges winner and good team spirit
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    Electronic Hardware & Software Engineer

    Thales Group, Charleroi
    Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Engineering
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