Rocketry – Electronics Engineer

Akademische Raumfahrt Initiative Schweiz (ARIS)

  • Publication date:

    26 May 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
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Rocketry – Electronics Engineer

General Information

ARIS boasts an extensive background in rocket and engine development, and is now advancing to the next stage, aiming to launch a liquid rocket equipped with a guided recovery system in the coming years.

Since 2017, ARIS has been innovating annually with advanced sounding rockets, competing in events like the Spaceport America Cup and the European Rocketry Challenge, and earning numerous awards. Since 2020, ARIS has been developing guided recovery systems, exploring new areas in student rocketry and setting new standards in the field.

After several years of hybrid rocket engine development, the focus shifted to liquid engines over the past three years. Project LEA designed the initial engine and conducted the first tests. PROMETHEUS transitioned to a cryogenic oxidizer, and HELIOS is currently enhancing and testing the system, performing a parameter study, and developing a sound suppression system.

Now we’re ready to move on to the next level, developing and designing and ultimately launching a rocket powered by our bi-liquid rocket engine. This challenging task requires collaboration among highly skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds. We’re seeking motivated Electronics Engineers to achieve ambitious projects and support growth.

About the Job:

As an electronics engineer, you are responsible for designing and constructing electronic systems for both the ground segment and the launch vehicle. Your duties encompass overseeing electronic systems both on the ground and in the air and ensuring effective communication between them. This role involves working with microcontrollers, designing PCBs, among other tasks. Proficiency in EDA tools such as KiCad, experience with microcontrollers, and knowledge of serial communications are highly beneficial. Additionally, programming skills are greatly valued.

Useful Skills:

  • Embedded programming in C and/or Rust
  • EDA Design in KiCad
  • Experience with soldering
  • Experience with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or STM32
  • Experience handling datasheets

Your Qualifications:

  • Studying in 2nd Bachelor year or higher – Regardless of University
  • Perseverance and willingness to work as part of a passionate team
  • Independent work ethic & stable performance under pressure
  • Understanding of risk & high degree of situational awareness
  • You don’t need to be an expert, but you need to want to become one

Working Conditions:

  • Project start: September, 2024
  • Duration: Minimum of 2 Semesters
  • Working hours: 15-40/h per week, varying

Please be informed that your work will be entirely voluntary. As we are a student project, we do not offer any paid employment. But you will be able to prove your practical experience in your CV.

Any questions? Get in touch.

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