Job Title: Electrical Engineer – PCB Design
Job Category: Engineer (E2/E3)
Job Location: Seattle WA
Job Type: Full-Time

At Spaceflight we are creating the future. We are transforming how spacecraft are built, launched and operated and our customers are using these technologies to push the boundaries of space exploration and look at our planet in entirely new ways. Being a pioneer is not easy – it requires ingenuity, creativity, perseverance and dedication. We are looking for exceptional people who have these traits to be part of our exceptional team. If you think you qualify, please tell us why in a cover letter and include your resume.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

BS in Electrical Engineering with minimum 5 years, or MS in Electrical Engineering with at least 3 years of relevant technical and managerial experience is highly desired. Must be United States Citizen.

DUTIES SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION:

The ideal electrical engineer candidate will be responsible for designing high performance PCB assemblies for space applications and love making small, tricky…stuff. Daily activities include, but are not limited to, board layout, route, schematics capture, system performance predictions using simulations, component selection, derating analyses, prototype test and checkout. Several years of experience developing space qualified avionics / electronics is desired, but an overall passion for electronics and electro-mechanical design is even more valuable. This position will serve as a focal point within the company for new board design and development, maturation and evolution of existing products, and be a direct contributor to the advancement of both our current and future avionics products. We seek innovative, creative and self-motivated individuals that are passionate about space and the challenges of designing complex, high-performance products. You must find the idea of building a satellite and satellite technology intriguing. You must have a high level of comfort with electronics lab equipment and testing your own designs. You must have a healthy fear and respect for fire. You must have a natural curiosity for making things work, or for building a robot that will make things work at your command.

SKILLS NEEDED:

The ideal candidate will have direct spacecraft operational and avionics / electronics design, fabrication, test and integration experience. This includes executing all elements of the product design cycle including:

  • System architecture development (system schematics)
  • PCB Design / Layout using Altium
  • Procuring / populating PCBs
  • PCB Test and Checkout
  • Board test and checkout
  • Design verification
  • Desired: Radiation / EMI / EMC provisions
  • Desired: Derating analyses
  • Desired: Test plan development and execution
  • Desired: Experience with ROHS parts
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