Hardware Design Engineer

Bangaluru, India
Added: February 26, 2024

KaleidEO, a subsidiary of SatSure is investing to launch its own fleet of earth observation satellites. We are looking for a Hardware Design Engineer to support the realization of electronics for the innovative payloads that are under development at KaleidEO.

SatSure is a deep tech, decision Intelligence company that works primarily at the nexus of agriculture, infrastructure, and climate action creating an impact for the other millions, focusing on the developing world. We want to make insights from earth observation data accessible to all.

The synergy of KaleidEO and SatSure aims to bring a new dimension to the earth observation industry by being the only full-stack company from India, to have satellites in space to deliver insights on the ground.


As a hardware design engineer at KaleidEO, you will be working with partners and vendors towards the design and development of electronics which will be used to operate an innovative payload/camera design that will be used in space. You will collaborate closely with partners to ensure that the hardware aligns with our system-level requirements and operates optimally in the challenging space environment.

It will require a close working relationship with firmware engineers, satellite/payload system engineers, and other stakeholders to design, build, test, and troubleshoot new complex systems to make them work in space.


  • Gather, define, and document hardware requirements to meet existing and anticipated needs for payload electronics.
  • Collaborate with system architects and project managers to define hardware requirements and specifications based on mission objectives.
  • Develop, analyze, and review data to validate and verify the system meets specifications and design requirements.
  • Design and verification of schematics, block diagrams, and layouts for payload electronic PCBs.
  • Choose appropriate components, considering factors such as radiation tolerance, power efficiency, heritage, and mission requirements.
  • Work closely with partners for building and testing prototypes to validate hardware designs and troubleshoot issues.
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams, including FPGA designers, firmware engineers, and system engineers to test and integrate the hardware.

General Requirements:

  • Scrappy and thinking outside the box to be comfortable working with a high degree of ambiguity. You will be working on something that has never been done before.
  • Prepared to be challenged and work out of your comfort zone.
  • High sense of ownership, urgency, and drive; resourceful, and able to deliver results with minimal direction.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills.

Basic Qualification and Skills:

  • Bachelor's experience of 5 years or Masters in a relevant field with 3 years of experience.
  • Experience in high-speed digital, low-noise analog, and high-reliability design practices; in terms of schematics, PCB layout, and test and measurement.
  • Design of FPGA-based digital boards such as Xilinx, Microchip, and Microsemi.
  • Knowledge of various communication protocols (e.g. CAN, SPI, UART, I2C).
  • Basic knowledge of embedded programming in C/C++, understanding of FPGA programming workflow.
  • Hands-on experience of simulation on SPICE and hardware prototyping. Proficiency in electronic design software tools – Altium, OrCAD.
  • Operating knowledge of laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Understanding of Linear Integrated Circuits (Opamps, regulators, amplifiers, DC-DC converters, ADCs-DACs, filters, etc.)
  • Experience working on multiple stages of the product development lifecycle (project initiation, design completion, release, and maintenance with version control).

Preferred Qualification and Skills:

  • Basic understanding of multiple domains related to satellite engineering. Such as satellite onboard avionics systems, imaging sensors, and data acquisition systems.
  • Knowledge of space-qualified FPGAs and radiation-hardening techniques is highly desirable.
  • Basic understanding of VHDL.
  • Space grade component and part selection knowledge. Experience with fault management, FDIR, and redundant systems.

Education Qualification:

  • Bachelor in Electronics Engineering/equivalent, Or Master in relevant field


Why Us?

  • Opportunity to work on a unique and futuristic cutting-edge technology stack.
  • Freedom to work on innovative ideas and be creative with no hierarchy barriers.
  • Additional allowances for learning, skill development, broadband, medical insurance cover, etc.