Sr. Staff Power Electronics Engineer

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • 25 May, 2019

Job Description

**Please review the job details below.** The Platform Unit Electrical Design group is responsible for development of new space electronics units for SSL spacecraft. This includes spacecraft power regulation and distribution equipment which interfaces with state of the art solar array and battery technologies to provide up to 25kW of power to spacecraft payload and bus equipment. As a Senior Staff Electronic System Design Engineer, you would be responsible for designing, analyzing and testing new electronics boards and units from prototypes through qualification. You would lead a team of junior power electronics engineers to develop all the circuits cards needed for a complex power distribution or control unit, for either earth-orbiting or interplanetary spacecraft.. Essential Functions: - Responsible for the design of electronics units for flight systems - Lead a development effort including defining all required analysis and testing - Defines electrical performance requirements for modules and subsystems - Create and release electrical schematics - Create and release circuit simulations and analysis - Lead engineering development tests and releases test summaries - Responsible for product design reviews with management and customers - Lead organizational improvement efforts Scope and Supervision: - Receives broad assignments with limited supervision - May direct engineers and other personal on a task basis + Performs significant technical writing + Contributes to or leads technical proposals Essential Competencies: - Driven, pro-active, and action-oriented - Makes sound and timely decisions - Capable of seeing the big picture - Leadership: directs and develops processes and training materials - Professional and responsible - Takes ownership of deliverables - Manages complex tasks and developments - Seeks innovative solutions to challenges Position Requirements: Required Education, Experience & Technical Competencies: - Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a related discipline or equivalent experience - Minimum of 10 years of experience in electrical circuit design (8 with MS, 4 with PhD) - Advanced understanding of mathematics, physics, and chemistry as they relate to electrical circuits - Advanced expertise in the use of electrical simulation tools (e.g., SPICE) - Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools - Thorough knowledge of analog and digital electronics state-of-the-art designs **MAXAR Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.** We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.