NewSpace Systems is Hiring for Multiple Positions


NewSpace Systems (NSS) is an advanced manufacturer of robust satellite subsystems and components. NSS is strong in the area of Attitude Determination and Control Solutions (ADCS). The NewSpace company, based in South Africa, predominantly focuses on excelling in the operational constellation market.

The South African upstream company is hiring an electronics design engineer and a quality controller.

1. Electronic Design Engineer


NewSpace Systems is a product development and manufacturing aerospace engineering company in Somerset West. We have 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.


  • 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 perform reliably and consistently in specified operating environments.
  • Documentation and review of all aspects during design phases.
  • Design and develop embedded firmware for microcontroller and FPGA based applications.
  • Testing of hardware and firmware, implementing corrections as necessary.
  • Interacting with sub-contractors and resolving manufacturing issues.
  • Development of production documentation
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required by the company.


  • B.Sc/B.Eng degree in electronic engineering from a recognized institution
  • Experience (ideally within the aerospace or defence industry):
  • High-reliability electronic product design and realisation
  • Analog and digital electronic circuit design and simulation
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout (using any EDA software)
  • Practical experience testing and debugging electronic circuits
  • Software and/or firmware development (Python, C, C++)

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application:

  • Master’s degree from a recognized institution
  • Experience with power electronics design and optimization (emphasis on power conversion systems)
  •  HDL design and development for FPGA systems
  • Familiarity with microcontroller architectures (PIC, ARM, AVR, etc.)
  • Familiarity with embedded communication systems and standards (CAN, RS422, SPI, I2C, UART, etc.)
  • Familiarity with control theory and the implementation/realization thereof
  • Experience with software-designed radio (SDR) systems
  • Experience with COTS, automotive, industrial, and military electronic components
  • Experience working with optical/optomechanical systems
  • Electromagnetic design and analysis
  • Familiarity with CAD software and design principles


  • Positive, self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  • Innovative – thinking outside the box
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Customer-focused
  • Able to persuade and influence others
  • Ability to bounce back
  •  Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment.
  • Resourcefulness
  • Ability to self-manage and set priorities 

2. Quality Controller


  • Ensure all processes are carried out to the required quality to ensure delivered items are fit for purpose and meet the technical and client requirements and expectations.
  • Maintaining, reviewing, and improving product and quality assurance for Space-related activities within the facility.
  • Maintaining quality and operational procedures established as part of the formal qualification and acceptance processes.   


Quality Control:

  • Understanding the technical and client’s needs and requirements and ensure effective communication thereof to the engineering and production teams.
  • Inspection of incoming components, parts, and assemblies by conducting visual and measurement tests and rejecting and returning unacceptable deliveries.
  • Identify Key Inspection Points (KIP) and Mandatory Inspection Points (MIP) of sub-assemblies and integrated assemblies and liaison with Engineering and Production teams to ensure inclusion in the product documentation.
  • In-process and final inspection of sub-assemblies and integrated assemblies, including all related build documentation.
  • Perform inspection on outgoing deliveries (to sub-contractors and clients), ensuring that product is in line with technical and client requirements.

Quality Assurance:

  • Assist the Supply Chain team in the selection of suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Monitor shelf-life control and ensure that timely actions minimise any impact on production and engineering processes.
  • Ensure adherence to cleanroom standards, as per the BMS requirements.
  • Responsible for the effective feedback on quality deviations to Engineering and Production teams to prevent re-occurrence and promote continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for the calibration and maintenance of equipment (internal and sub-contracted) promptly in adherence to the schedule.
  • Responsible for the review and approval of technical documentation requiring a quality signature.
  • Assist the Engineering and Production teams with investigations of failures, where required.

Quality Training:

  • Monitor and ensure the validity of the ESA certification of technicians and quality controllers.
  • Oversee ESA theoretical training (performed by external ESA trainer) and manage the practical examination in collaboration with the ESA trainer.
  • Assist the Quality Assurance Coordinator with quality induction and awareness training, where required.


  • Responsible for the effective administration of quality control processes within the company.
  • Keeping accurate documentation and analyse trends.
  • Other ad hoc duties as required by the company.


  • Grade 12 certificate or equivalent
  • Valid IPC-A-610 or ECSS certificate (Preference will be given to aerospace and defence electronics experience)

Experience & Knowledge:

  • More than five years of working experience in an electronic manufacturing industry
  • Knowledge of workmanship standards
  • Experience with soldering and conformal coating
  • 1-2 years quality control/inspection in the electronic manufacturing industry (Preference will be given to aerospace and defence electronics experience)
  • Proficient with MS Office.


  • Positive, self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to persuade and influence others
  • Flexible and able to multi-task can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment.
  • Resourcefulness in setting priorities.


  • English


If you meet the requirements of any of the job posting, please send your cv to:  OR contact NewSpace Systems on +27 (0) 21 300 0160. 

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