Spacecraft Electronics - Team Lead

Paris  ‐ Onsite


Electronics Architecture Aerospace Engineering Altium Designer Electrical Engineering Systems Engineering Partnerships Electronic Circuits Electronics Manufacturing Incident Response Fault Tolerance French Rapid Response Board Design Subcontractors Relationship Management Sensors Coaching and Mentoring Digital Signal Processing Team Management Interceptor


Darwin Recruitment are currently hiring for a Spacecraft Electronics Team Leader on behalf of a space company located in Paris that was founded in 2021, currently has around 25 employees looking to expand by a further 10 heads across 2024. This business is dedicated to addressing emergent threats such as space debris through cutting-edge technologies. With a focus on agility and rapid response, this business operates with a startup mentality, aiming to deploy solutions quickly to mitigate risks in the ever-evolving space industry. Their flagship technology, the interceptor, enables rapid access to space with 24 hours, facilitating critical missions like rendezvous and space debris capture. Their approach prioritizes emergency response capabilities, positioning them as leaders in the space industries urgent needs.

First Missions
  • Getting up to speed on the avionic architecture and past electronics activities
  • Taking ownership of the electronics team
  • Upgrading and developing electronic boards dedicated to digital processing and sensor interfacing

  • Organizing and supervising the team's electronic activities
  • Refining and improving the electronic architecture consistently with the system and mission specifications
  • Guaranteeing the performance and reliability of the subsystems being developed
  • Designing electronic functions and boards
  • Studying the effect of space radiation on the system and guaranteeing the operating safety
  • Contributing to the definition of internal electronics engineering standards, processes, and tools
  • Supporting other engineering fields with their system needs
  • Exchanging with subcontractors and building partnerships
  • Mentoring and training other team members

  • 5+ years of experience, and proven knowledge in electronic design and systems engineering
  • Hands on experience on industrial space projects
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking on reliability and fault tolerance analyses
  • Expertise in electronic board design (Altium Designer) and electronic circuit simulation (Spice)
  • Knowledge of the effects of space radiation is a plus
  • As we have an international team, knowledge of technical English is required. Fluency in French is a plus

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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