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Pasadena, California - USD Full Time Posted: Friday, 8 November 2019
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Maxar Technologies is an exciting and unique company which provides robotics, mechanisms, spacecraft instruments and system engineering services for the aerospace industry. We perform end-to-end product development from conception through delivery. Some of our most notable products to date are the robotic arms currently providing critical functionality on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars Science Laboratory's 'Curiosity' Rover and the Mars Exploration Rover 'Opportunity'. The Pasadena branch has provided every planetary robotic arm sent to Mars. In addition to our Mars heritage the Space Infrastructure Robotics division of Maxar is the spear head of the industry for on orbit satellite servicing. We are working in conjunction with several major technologies centers to help develop the capabilities needed to repair, refuel, and upgrade existing and future satellites in orbit.
The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for working on a variety of terrestrial and space based projects at the Pasadena office. We are looking for an electrical engineer generalist who has a wide range of skills and interests. The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Design of electronics, software, and hardware for space flight systems.
  • Responsible for development of electromechanical systems including direct and indirect testing.
  • Oversees the electrical system design and development at both a component level and project level.
  • Meet and discuss design and implementation details with both internal and external customers.
  • Generate and document system electrical block diagrams, wiring schematics, and wire harness assembly drawings.
  • Generate EEE part lists and Bill of Materials, review part screening and qualification data.
  • Prepare and present technical design review presentations to outside customers.
  • Prepare derating analyses and Worst-Case Circuit Analyses (WCCA) for space robotic electronic systems with compliance to NASA and Aerospace TOR standards.
  • Troubleshoot and investigate component anomalies and failures, perform RCA (root-cause analysis) and provide resolution.
  • Develop test plans and procedures, identify hardware needs, design of test set-ups.
  • Work with manufacturing to build prototypes and mockups of flight assemblies and wiring systems.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Requires 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field. 4 years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree. Master's degree may account for 2 years of experience.
  • Experience using Altium, OrCAD, or similar schematic capture and computer aided design tools.
  • Knowledge of analog and mixed signal circuit design and simulation using, NI Multisim, OrCAD Capture or similar.
  • Experience with spacecraft vehicle wiring and interconnect systems.
  • Knowledge of spacecraft grounding and shielding for EMI/EMC control.
  • Understanding of electronic design for the space environment, radiation shielding, surface/internal charge mitigation and control, TID impact, Radiation Hardness Assurance planning, and derating guidelines.
  • Experience using Solidworks or similar CAD software is a plus.
  • Familiar with design, qualification, and testing of high reliability space and terrestrial systems.
  • Preferred to have knowledge of NASA wire harness standards, IPC standards, and similar workmanship specifications.
  • Knowledge of stepper motors, brushed/brushless DC motors and motor drive systems.
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-461, DO-160, compliance testing.
  • Excellent time/cost/team management skills.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree is preferred.
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.
Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pasadena, California, United States of America
11/8/2019 8:16:38 PM

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