Hardware Design Engineer For Automatic Testing Equipment

Permanent contract

Avenue Jules Bordet 168 1140 Bruxelles


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Operations — Engineering/production

Business industry


Minimum level of education required

Master Degree

Diploma specialization

Automation / Instrumentation
Aeronautics & Space

Minimum level of experience required

3 to 5 years

Contractual hours

Full time




Brussels Region, Brussels, Belgium

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Job description

🛰 Akka brings you to Space!   
Let’s be part of the Engineering team, several positions are open!  
You already have a first experience on this position?  
Don’t hesitate to send me your application or directly through our email addresses: manon.simonne@akka.eu or lucas.kurtesanin@akka.eu 
What about the project?   
Within the Automatic Test Equipment team and in close-cooperation with the IVVQ team (Integration Verification Validation Qualification), you will be in charge of the analysis of test means requirements, and will define, design, modify corresponding test means. These test means will be used to interact with the DUT (Device Under Test) with the help of our TAS-B proprietary SW platform PePyt, in order to validate the electrical behavior of the DUT. Extensive use of a wide range of existing HW building blocks (BBK) is made. Develop new ones or modify existing ones may be required. You will be working under the supervision of a technical manager.  
What about the missions?   
Definition / design / modification of test means, including:  
- Test means requirement analysis  
- ATE architecture and synoptic definition (if not already defined)  
- Test racks definition / design / modification (general view, electrical schema, wiring plan, mechanical design, …)  
- Harnesses definition / design / modification  
- PBA (PCBA) design / modification (if necessary)  
- SW database definition support (e.g. test parameters)  
- Documentation (plans, user manual, test plan, …) and configuration management  
- ATE manufacturing supervision (it may be subcontracted)  
- ATE integration procedure definition  
- ATE integration support  
- CE conformity assessment support  
- IVVQ and production teams support 


What about you?   
❕ Essential ❕  
Master’s in electrical or electronics engineering  
Excellent knowledge of:  
- electrical characteristics measurement techniques  
- electrical test systems  
- electrical, electronical and mechanical CAO tools (Eagle, …)  
configuration management  
- electrical safety rules (BA5)  

Good knowledge of communication protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, CAN, MIL-STD-1553, UART, …)  
Experience in hardware maintenance Autonomous & rigorous  
Excellent interpersonal skills (leadership, sound judgment, synthesis)  
Respect budget, planning and able to work to deadlines  
 >3 years’ experience in hardware development and verification  
French and English knowledge, written and spoken  
❕ Assets ❕  
Knowledge of Python programming language is an advantage  Familiar with Agile method and Scrum framework 

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