POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEER
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
After 50 years, humankind will once again return to surface of the moon using SpaceX’s new vehicle, the Human Landing System (HLS) – this time for good. Leveraging the lessons learned from our flight proven Dragon spacecraft, Falcon and now Starship, HLS will usher in the next era of manned spaceflight and exploration, ultimately allowing us to establish permanent communities on the Moon, Mars, and beyond. The Power Electronics Engineer will have a truly unique opportunity to create flight hardware and state of the art power electronics designs in support of the Starship and HLS power system – one of the largest power systems ever flown in space.
- Design power electronics and other analog hardware for use on Starship vehicles
- Directly support deliverables for HLS power system related milestones
- Act as responsible engineer for flight hardware, from conception through build, qualification, and ultimately flight operations
- Scope and successfully execute hardware development activities in support of vehicle program objectives
- Collaborate and help guide cross-functional team members to ensure project success (such as mechanical, manufacturing, software, test, and supply chain)
- Provide technically sound project decisions in the context of the wider vehicle and systems – be the subject matter expert and act like a chief engineer
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
- 3+ years of professional design experience with power electronics
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience with kW level, high-performance isolated conversion topologies
- Experience with power stage component selection and analysis
- Exposure to custom magnetics design, analysis, and modelling
- Proficient with circuit simulation tools and analysis methods
- Knowledge of filter design for stability, noise rejection, and surviving threat signals
- Experience with control loop design, analysis and testing
- Familiarity using lab equipment for performing testing of power converters
- Professional experience testing for electromagnetic compatibility
- Experience working with hazardous voltages
- Demonstrated ability working with schematic capture and board layout in Altium
- Experience with derating analysis and worst case circuit analysis
- Exposure to high availability or fault tolerant systems
- Experience with requirements management
- Experience with system verification and validation
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Strong technical documentation skills
- Must be willing to travel < 25%
- Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
- 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. Learn more about the ITAR here.
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