Hardware design engineer for Test Equipment
Thales Group
3 dagen geleden

Location : Charleroi, BelgiumThales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources.

Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.Thales Alenia Space Belgium is an expert in several high-technology fields.

Indeed, Thales Alenia Space Belgium is the Belgian front-runner in space electronics applications for satellites and launchers, the world leader in power conditioning and distribution for satellites and the principal supplier of electronics for Ariane 5.

Thales Alenias Space Belgium, is a company located on 3 sites, one in Charleroi, one in Leuven and the other one in Hasselt (Satellite Photovoltaïc Assembly).

We offer you : the opportunity to work in a company universally renowned for the quality of its products, an attractive and a state-of-the-art technologic activity field, evolution opportunities within a company in constant growth.

For our Engineering department , we are currently recruiting a :

Hardware design engineer for Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)

Mission :

Within the ATE engineering team based in Charleroi, in close-cooperation with the IVVQ (Integration Verification Validation Qualification) engineering team, 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.

Main activities :

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
  • Profile : Essential


  • Master in electrical or electronics engineering
  • Excellent knowledge of :
  • o electrical characteristics measurement techniques
  • o electrical test systems
  • o electrical, electronical and mechanical CAO tools (Eagle, )
  • o configuration management
  • o 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
  • At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields.

    Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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