NewSpace Systems is Hiring A Design Engineer & Product Support Engineer; Apply


NewSpace Systems, the product development, and manufacturing aerospace engineering company in Somerset West is looking for a Design Engineer & Product Support Engineer to work in Somerset West, Western Cape, permanently.

DESIGN ENGINEER (Somerset West, Western Cape 7130, Permanent)

A permanent position for a design engineer to take responsibility for new electro-mechanical product design, development,  and verification on various projects working within a multidisciplinary team.


· B.Sc/B.Eng degree in Engineering (preferably electronic, mechanical or mechatronic) from a recognized institution.

Experience (ideally within aerospace or defence industry):

· High-reliability electronic product design, realization, and environmental testing
(>3 years)

  • Schematic creation and simulation (>3 years) (preferably Altium Designer)
  • Embedded software development (>3 years) (C, C++)
  • Mechanical design (preferably Solid Works)

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application

  • Masters Degree
  • Optical/Optomechanical system design
  • Python programming and realization (>3years)
  • FPGA development (VHDL based) (>3 years)
  • Thermal and/or structural analysis
  • Project Management (MSProject or other)

Job Specification

Design and develop electronics-based products used in spacecraft related systems and their associated design documentation, test procedures and calibration systems:

  • Attending requirement and proposal discussions with clients when required.
  • Derive technical specifications for system requirements based on market and/or Customer needs.
  • Research, develop and testing of theoretical and conceptual designs.
  • Derive component requirements for the electronic design using traceable and qualified components.
  • Simulate/test the design at various levels, ensuring that a product will work with adequate design margins and will perform reliably and consistently in specified operation environments.
  • Documentation and review of all aspects during design phases.
  • Design and develop embedded firmware for micro-controller and FPGA based applications.
  • Test the hardware and firmware; implement corrections as necessary.
  • Mechanical design of enclosures and interfaces, interacting with sub-contractors and resolving manufacturing issues.
  • Development of production documentation


  • ·English (essential)
  • Afrikaans (beneficial)

PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER (Somerset West, Western Cape 7130, Full-time, Permanent)

A permanent position for a product support engineer to take responsibility for the industrialization, support, customization, and improvement of Company’s products and processes.


  • BSc(ENG), BEng, BTECH in Mechatronics Engineering (or Electrical and Electronic) from a recognized institution

Experience (ideally within aerospace or defence industry):

  • At least 1-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in electronics hardware design (Preferably in Altium Designer)
  • Good knowledge of analogue and digital electronics.
  • Embedded software development, integration, and testing. (C/C++)
  • Working knowledge of python.
  • Mechanical design and manufacturing methods are required

(Preferably in Solid Works)

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application

  • Knowledge of satellite subsystems and the space environment.
  • Experience with the ECSS product development and environmental testing standards

Evolution and Customization of Company Products

  • Support the Product Manager in all phases of evolution and customization of products (including design, qualification, industrialization and engineering support during production).
  • Support the Product Engineer in the development and/or updating of verification plans, test procedures and test environments related to the evolution and customization of products.
  • Responsible for the identification and resolution of issues and risks under the guidance of the Product Manager.
  • Responsible for project deliverables in line with time, cost and quality targets.
  • Monitoring and reporting to the Product Manager on the status of deliverables on projects.

Engineering Support of Product Line

  • Responsible for engineering support to the Production team (including logistics and testing) of the Company Products.
  • Responsible for completion and updating of Technical documentation on Company Products.
  • Responsible for the investigation and resolution of product deviations during the production process and client feedback.
  • Responsible for organizing and executing testing at offsite test facilities, where required.
  • Perform continuous improvement in terms of standardization, technologies, architecture, best practices, etc. under the guidance of the Product Manager.

Configuration Management

  • Support configuration control of relevant technical documentation and software programs of products.
  • Support implementation of and compliance to engineering technical standards, policies and procedures.

Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.


  • English (essential)
  • Afrikaans (beneficial)

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