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Electronics and Control Engineer – Innovation Team

SMD has major growth plans through the expansion of its undersea robotics range and support services.  SMD Innovation is charged with developing technologies to support these ambitions.

Next-generation subsea robotics will rely on increased intelligence and data management. As we pave the way for the future of subsea robotics, we are seeking passionate individuals who are eager to make a difference and drive innovation in underwater vehicle control electronics, data collection, and instrument interface.

SMD Innovation (part of SMD Ltd) is a well-funded department with the expansion of R&D facilities and laboratories planned through 2024-25. Our Innovation Facility will be more than just a collection of labs; it will represent our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. By bringing together diverse teams, cutting-edge technology, and world-class facilities, we are creating an ecosystem where innovation thrives.

The Role

You will be responsible for the development of vehicle electronic sub-systems and products, either directly or in conjunction with development partners. This will include electronic systems design, creation of the technical specifications and validation throughout the design process, testing, and final verification.

For this role, you will require a degree in Electronic Engineering (or equivalent) and a strong understanding of components/ schematics, PCBS, and circuit design theory.

Experience and knowledge of the following is also a requirement:

  • Microprocessors and digital electronics
  • Interfacing to sensors and systems
  • Communication standards (RS232,485, I2C, Ethernet, MODBUS etc.)
  • Fault finding at component and board level.
  • Use of test equipment (meters, scopes, data capture)
  • Soldering and wire assembly

From time to time, you will get involved in supporting the existing range of electronic systems and circuit boards including obsolescence, fault finding, updating firmware, and repair work (soldering).

Experience in either AutoCAD, Inventor (3D), Altium, or equivalent PCB design package, would be beneficial but not essential.

We are looking for someone who will get excited about working on the next generation of undersea robots.  We are also looking for someone who offers flexibility and is not afraid of rolling their sleeves up.  We also look for candidates with a positive and proactive approach and an ability to work with a team under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Effective communication both written and verbal is essential for this role, as is the confidence to work both theoretically and practically to create new solutions and see them through testing.

If you are hoping to join a great team and are interested in the above role, please use the CV submission link below.

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