Electrical Design Engineer, Senior
Hawthorne, CA, United States
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.
SR. ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER
We are developing the next generation electrical systems for our newest launch vehicles. Come join the team making our civilization interplanetary!
+ Rapidly design, develop and test highly reliable electronics for rockets and spacecraft
+ Challenge assumptions and learn new design approaches
+ Drive component selection, analysis, schematic capture, prototyping, bring-up, debugging, documentation, manufacturing and test
+ Create qualification testing campaigns and exercise your designs to their limits in our space simulation laboratories
+ Partner with an inter-disciplinary team, experts in software, firmware, mechanical, layout, environments, integration, harnessing, test, manufacturing and production
+ Get creative - hands-on debugging of the unexpected via the use of laboratory test equipment, custom instrumentation and testing setups
+ Model and simulate circuit designs for analysis and performance
+ De-rating analysis and design for ease of manufacture and reliability
+ Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or physics
+ 5+ years of professional experience designing and delivering electrical hardware
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
+ Passion for space flight and curiosity in electronics for high-reliability applications
+ Leadership or mentorship experience leading projects or groups of engineers
+ Master’s degree or PhD in electrical engineering, computer engineering or similar engineering degree
+ 5+ years of professional experience rapidly designing and delivering highly reliable products
+ 5+ years of electronic product experience designing hardware from concept through production; strong emphasis on full life cycle development of new hardware products and not small incremental updates to legacy hardware
+ 5+ years of experience designing and implementing power converters, regulators, solar systems, battery management systems, mixed-signal circuit boards from concept through production using processors, FPGAs, Ethernet, multi-GHz Serdes, DRAM interfaces (DDR4), I2C, SPI, operational amplifiers, analog to digital and digital to analog converters, and power supply components
+ 5+ years of professional experience testing, troubleshooting and debugging electronics
+ Proficiency in scripting languages (Python preferred)
+ Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
+ 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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