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Electronics and Software Technician



Payerne, Switzerland
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
Destinus is an aerospace technology company founded under the belief that in the future distance shouldn’t matter at all. We are therefore building the near-space vehicle and the associated infrastructure. Moving at the border of Space, our hydrogen-powered vehicles are ten times faster than conventional aircraft, providing the just-in-time backbone for logistics, e-commerce, and supply chain companies who can’t wait. We define a new class of fast: our mission is to bring instantly your stuff to the other part of the world – and we mean it literally.

The electronics and software technician will work within the hardware and embedded firmware/software team to help in cabling, debugging, and adding new components/sensors to the Propulsion Test Rig.

The Propulsion Test Rig is a contained movable cell suitable for the testing of turbomachinery, combustion devices, and complete engines. Its main features are liquid and gas fuel availability, remote control, and safety. Measurements of pressure, temperature, vibrations, flow, and thrust are implemented.


  • Work with the systems, hardware, and software team to improve our propulsion test rig.
  • Collaborate with hardware and software teams for initial testing of the propulsion test rig.
  • Support integration and testing at a system level.
  • Support cabling activities.
  • Support testing phases.
  • Support debugging of hardware and software solutions


  • CFC in Electronics or equivalent.
  • Experience with test benches.
  • Experience with C, C++, or similar low-level language.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Experience with using Oscilloscopes and signal generators.
  • Experience with CAN, MODBUS, Ethernet, UART, PCIE, and USB protocols would be a plus.
  • Experience with testing power electronics.
  • Experience with pressure/temperature sensors.
  • Understanding of embedded Linux and Yokto.
  • Understanding of DC/DC converter design for higher powers.
  • English language and communication skills (verbal and in writing) on CEFR level B2.

Destinus is an equal-opportunity employer: we value diversity in our companies and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status