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Senior Electrical Engineer, Space Systems

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Job Description

SPACE SYSTEMS


This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in Rocket Lab’s evolution into an end-to-end space company that delivers launch, spacecraft, and on-orbit operations. The Space Systems Division is shaping Rocket Lab’s future with Photon, our brand of high-performance satellites, enabling innovative missions in low Earth orbit and beyond including missions for NASA to LEO, the Moon, and Mars and commercial customers including leading the design and manufacture of 17 high power telecommunication spacecraft buses for Globalstar.


Rocket Lab is also growing spacecraft components business, anchored on the acquisition of Sinclair Interplanetary manufacturing reaction wheels and star trackers in Toronto, SolAero Technologies manufacturing solar power and primary structure solutions in Albuquerque, Planetary Systems Corporation manufacturing launch separation systems in Silver Spring, and Advanced Solutions, Inc. provider flight and ground software as a service in Denver. Our component’s business is key to vertically integrating our spacecraft solutions and enabling constellations for customers.


SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SPACE SYSTEMS


Located at Rocket Lab headquarters in Long Beach, California the Senior Hardware Electrical Engineer will participate in the development and test of avionics hardware for the Photon spacecraft. You will work collaboratively with engineers of various disciplines and participate in all aspects of electrical hardware development, from requirements definition through design, prototyping, fabrication, testing, and production. As an engineer on the Photon development team you will have frequent opportunities to test and operate your systems on-orbit.


WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:



  • Develop PCBA requirements in collaboration with other engineering disciplines.

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer.

  • Circuit analysis including power, tolerance, and reliability related.

  • PCBA design verification testing and system integration testing.

  • Production manufacturing support as needed.


YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS: 



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

  • 7+ years of experience in electrical hardware design including schematic capture and PCB layout

  • Design proficiency with processors, FPGAs, switch mode power supplies, communications interfaces, analog instrumentation

  • Proficiency performing circuit analyses in SPICE and Excel

  • Proficiency with basic electronic lab equipment such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, DMMs, signal generators, soldering iron, etc.

  • Demonstrated success working in a dynamic environment and ability to manage competing priorities


THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE: 



  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

  • Proficiency with Altium Designer for schematic capture and layout of complex PCBs

  • Experience designing for space environments including radiation SEE/TID impacts and mitigation

  • Experience designing for high reliability aerospace applications

  • Experience designing rigid-flex PCBs and electro-mechanical design familiarity in general

  • FPGA design experience

  • Embedded software development for ARM core processors



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