Spacecraft Electrical Design Engineer

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 7 days ago
  • Salary: $50,000 - $150,000
  • US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.

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At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.

We are looking to add a Spacecraft Electrical Design Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing electrical systems for leading-edge communications satellites, we would like to hear from you.

In this position, you will be responsible for spacecraft electronics and hardware through all stages of the development process for satellites ranging from CubeSats to SmallSats. Your responsibilities will include power generation, storage, and delivery as well as grounding, EMI mitigation, wiring, and electrical and data interfaces between all spacecraft subsystems. The ideal candidate will be an electrical systems generalist motivated to deliver every aspect of the spacecraft electrical design from energy balance budgets to communications connectors.

As a Cesium spacecraft team member, you will work on a small team to develop satellites and put them in orbit. You will be responsible for electrical concepts, roadmaps, architecture trade studies, block diagrams, electrical hardware design, manufacturing, test, qualification, and in-orbit support. You will provide creative solutions to complex problems to push the boundaries of spacecraft design.

The successful candidate will also present engineering design review materials to our customers and executive team, as well as participate in proposal-writing efforts. As such, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Successful candidates will require, as a minimum:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 2 years of industry or university research experience in spacecraft electrical system design, analysis, manufacturing, test, and troubleshooting. More experienced candidates are also encouraged to apply
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Understanding of the subsystems required in a spacecraft electrical system
  • Board-level high-reliability hardware design experience for spaceflight thermal, radiation, and vibration environments (i.e. schematic, layout, build, and test)
  • Proficiency in electrical system design and analysis, including electrical ICD definition, requirement derivation, digital I/O standards, power interfaces, connectors, and cabling
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, electronic loads, and signal generators to debug, test, and validate high-reliability electronics
  • Experience with satellite electrical system concepts such as power and energy budgets, telemetry, flight software controls, and electronics thermal management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred experience includes:

  • Python, C++, MATLAB, or other programming languages
  • Experience evaluating and testing hardware for effects due to TID, SEE, EMI, and relevant phenomena
  • · Familiarity with ADS SI/PI or similar Signal Integrity / Power Integrity analysis tools
  • Experience with multiple distinct spacecraft electrical architectures that drives your vision for the next generation of spacecraft

Compensation for this role ranges between $50,000 – $150,000 depending on experience and education. We also provide generous benefits and stock option package to all our employees.

CesiumAstro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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