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MAKE YOUR MOON SHOT WITH US. Astrobots come to work each day with a mission in mind – make space for everyone. Our team of 160 hardworking and talented individuals are pioneering a new era in space services and technologies that will open space for the world, starting at the Moon. We’re in the business of making history. If you have a genuine passion for space robotics, a desire to build real hardware, and are among the best in your field, we’re looking for you.

Astrobotic Technology is seeking an experienced PCB designer for our Avionics subsystem team. Astrobotic Technology wants you to capture schematics, layout PCBs, establish revision management standards and manage electronic component libraries for the Griffin lunar lander, which was selected by NASA to deliver their VIPER rover to the lunar south pole.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 by William “Red” Whittaker, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining. Astrobotic is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Astrobotic was selected by NASA in May 2019 for a $79.5 million contract to deliver a suite of NASA instruments to the Moon. This mission will see the Peregrine lunar lander return America to the Moon with 22 payloads representing 5 countries.

In June 2020, Astrobotic was selected for a $199.5 million contract to deliver the NASA VIPER rover to the lunar south pole onboard the Griffin lunar lander. This mission will enable NASA’s objective to map water ice on the lunar surface, which in turn supports NASA’s plans for crewed missions in 2024. As part of Astrobotic’s Planetary Landers Team, you will literally be creating history as we define the benchmark for commercial delivery of payloads to the Moon and beyond. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Capture schematics for new and existing PC board designs.
  • Design Printed Circuit Board layouts and revise existing PCB designs.
  • Work with electronic and mechanical hardware design engineers to define and implement PCB routing and manufacturability constraints.
  • Generate and release the engineering build documentation (assembly drawings and manufacturing packages) required to fabricate the PCA designs
  • Create and verify schematic symbols, PCB footprints and maintain CAD library
  • Collaborate with internal teams and PCB vendors to continually improve design rules, constraints, design for test and manufacture guidelines
  • Drive the establishment of department standards and the use of industry best practices.
  • Continually improve expertise with PCB design tools, maintain and evaluate new tools, and train team members to use electronic design software more effectively

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional level experience with Altium designer and Altium library management
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree or higher or demonstrated experience and proficiency in PCB Design
  • Working knowledge of IPC standards for library parts, printed circuit design and manufacturing
  • Ability to create and interpret schematics, board layout, assembly drawings, block diagrams, and component data sheets
  • Demonstrated understanding of design for manufacturability, assembly, and test
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with scripting and automation
  • SolidWorks or equivalent mechanical CAD Experience
  • Experience integrating electronic CAD systems with PLM and mechanical CAD
  • Experience designing boards that contain precision analog electronics, high density interconnects, controlled impedances (single-ended and differential), RF/microwave circuits

Applicants should be prepared to submit a writing sample and references.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request within the application.

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