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Senior design engineer : Power & Analog Electronics

Location: Leuven, 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, and evolution opportunities within a company in constant growth.

For our Engineering department, we are currently recruiting a (M/F) :

Senior design engineer: Power & Analogue Electronics


Within a project / product team, you will be required, in the context of on board space applications, to define, design, validate and test electronic functions.

You will be responsible of equipment modules at a technical point of view, working in close collaboration with the Technical manager and the Project manager.

Main activities:

  • Perform electrical specification and system studies
  • Design power, analog and/or digital electronic circuits
  • Use of simulation softwares to validate circuits
  • Perform the design robustness analyses (Margins analysis, Failure Mode analysis, …)
  • Write Reports, Design justifications and various descriptive documents
  • Develop the documentation necessary for product industrialization
  • Participate to prototypes definition, design and tests
  • Write Test specifications, analyze and interpret test results
  • Contribute to technical investigations when the test results are not compliant to the requirements and perform analyzes to solve them.
  • Contribute to internal project reviews within the company, and external reviews with the customers
  • Profile:


  • Master in Electronics / Electricity Engineering
  • Thorough knowledge of design of power, analog and digital functions
  • Power converters topologies (buck, boost, flyback…)
  • Analog electronics (opamps, resistors, capacitors, inductors; bipolar transistors…)
  • Digital electronics (HCMOS family, PWM drivers…)
  • Excellent knowledge of discrete design techniques (transistor level)
  • Excellent knowledge of regulation loops, stability, rejection, efficiency, etc…
  • Excellent knowledge of EMC aspects
  • Excellent knowledge of design robustness analysis (worst case, part stress, failure mode)
  • Good experience in an electronic lab environment
  • Knowledge of electrical security rules (BA5)
  • Autonomous, rigorous and inventive.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (leadership, sound judgment, synthesis)
  • Respect budget, planning and able to work to deadlines
  • Good knowledge of English, both spoken and written
  • Assets

  • Knowledge ofMicroCap 10 and Simetrix/Simplis simulators
  • Previous working experience in the space or aeronautical field
  • Familiar with Agile method and Scrum framework
  • Knowledge of Dutch and/or French
  • Mobility between Leuven and Charleroi.
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    Senior design engineer : Power & Analog Electronics

    Thales Group, Leuven
    Automation / Electronics, Design Engineer, Design Engineer, Engineering
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