Electronics Design Engineer

  • Electronics
  • The Hague, Netherlands

Electronics Design Engineer

Job description

We’re currently looking for an Electronics Design Engineer to join our team!

Our planet’s survival depends on a sustainable energy future. Existing technologies create progress towards this goal, but to accelerate the energy transition we must unlock additional sustainable energy sources. Ampyx Power is developing an Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) that can access powerful wind at high altitude using tethered unmanned aircraft.

Do you want to use your unique skills to help us in developing pioneering sustainable energy technology? Join us, and be part of our adventure!

Introducing our team and culture

We believe that a diversity of perspectives, ideas, cultures, and common passion to make a difference is needed to develop our pioneering technology.

Today we have a team of over 50 highly skilled professionals with more than 20 nationalities working from The Hague and Melbourne. We will be opening another office in Ireland in the near future. Most of our employees have a university degree and several employees have PhD background.

We challenge each other and act decisively in our day-to-day work. Everyone's input is valuable and we work with clear deadlines and objectives. This way of working has helped us to make significant steps in our airborne technology development over the past 10 years.

What are you going to do?

We work in various teams, organized by discipline, such as Flight Algorithms, Electronics, Aircraft Structures Design, Software and Flight Operations. You will be based in The Hague, Netherlands, where you will be joining the AP-3 Electronics team, a group of 5 Electronics engineers. AP-3 is our pre-commercial prototype, a 12m wingspan 150kW demonstrator of our safety architecture and fully automated operational capability.

This year, the verification campaign for AP-3 will start, in this campaign the objective is to demonstrate a certain amount of flight hours, power generation and automatic launch and landing. However, there are still several work packages that need to be completed. Your activities will include:

•The full development life cycle of several electronics items: from concept to implementation, testing, operation and maintenance.

•Collaborating with colleagues from various other disciplines (mechanical, software, algorithm, etc) to designing electronics.

  • •Designing schematics and PCB layouts.
  • Working together with our manufacturing and assembly partners to ensure proper manufacturability.
  • •Documenting your designs.
  • Defining proper mechanical and electrical interfaces to ensure correct integration of your designs in AP-3.
  • Defining validation and verification activities to test your ideas, and designing the test setups required for executing these tests.
  • •Execute root cause analysis of failure and implementing solutions to improve the avionics.


What do we need from you to complement the team?

You have a degree in electrical engineering or similar with at least 3 years of experience in designing electronics items.

Furthermore, you:

  • •Have experience developing electronics projects for personal or professional use;
  • Have experience integrating electronics with mechanical interfaces;
  • Know how and why the circuits you design work and what are its trade-offs;
  • Like to learn new skills and techniques;
  • Are a team player;
  • Are proactive and you take ownership;
  • Are comfortable working within structured processes and help improving them;
  • Report in a precise and concise manner;
  • Are good at writing technical documentation;
  • As you will be part of an international team, you are proficient in English (speaking and writing).

Technical skills we are looking for are:

  • •Design of analog and digital electronics;
  • Design of electrical layers for digital protocols like RS-422, CAN bus, Ethernet, SPI, etc.;
  • PCB layout;
  • Use of laboratory equipment like multi-meters, oscilloscopes, electronic loads, etc;
  • Electronics design software, such as Altium Designer or similar.

Not a must-have, but we’d very much welcome the following experiences and skills:

  • •Designing test procedures and test setups;
  • Designing (simple) mechanical parts in Mechanical CAD, working with CAD tools;
  • Designing power electronics systems like motor controllers, power supplies, etc;
  • Designing battery monitoring systems;
  • Knowledge of programming (in C, C++, Python or similar);
  • Knowledge in aerospace or mechanical engineering.

What do we have to offer?

We offer you an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable energy future. You will be working on a unique innovation using state-of-the-art technologies in an international team of enthusiastic professionals. Together, we will be launching our Airborne Wind Energy technology on the market in the next few years.

You can look forward to:

  • •A competitive salary between €3000-€5000 adjustable to your talent, knowledge and experience;
  • A personalized work-life balance;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • 30 leave days every year;
  • Excellent opportunities for growth via our personal development plan;
  • Excellent opportunities to take initiative and responsibility;
  • Working together with a team of professionals of top international status;
  • Shares in the company as all employees are shareholders;

Where can you find us?

Ampyx Power is located in The Netherlands in the center of The Hague, a ten-minute walk from the Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station. Our office in The Hague is also easily accessible for candidates from, for example, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, Zoetermeer, Leiden, Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Haarlem. If you have questions about the company or processes, please contact Martijn Schmidt. If you have more specific, technical questions, please contact Marco D’Alessio. Both reachable via the following number: 0031 70 4020168.

Final request

As we are looking for an Electronics Design Engineer with the right skills, we would like to ask you to send us the following documents with your application:

A CV, written in English;

A motivation letter, written in English;

We would very much appreciate an example electronic design (schematics and/or PCB layout) that you are proud of, which shows your skills and experience. If an NDA is required, please state so in the application form.

Agency calls are not appreciated.