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Senior System Safety Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Electrical Engineer – EMI/EMC who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Electrical Engineer – EMI/EMC who will primarily be responsible for testing electronics used on the Axiom Space Station. This position reports to the Electrical Test Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our ASTC facility.


  • Ensure avionics and electronics EMI/EMC compliant architectures for spacecraft systems, subsystems, and assembly-level flight hardware.
  • Conduct EMI/EMC testing in both internal and external facilities.
  • Perform EMI/EMC assessments of spacecraft requirements and drive flow-down to electronic and avionics subsystems.
  • Perform conceptual development/trade studies focusing on EMI/EMC analysis and development efforts for current and future program needs.
  • Support EMI/EMC requirements, design, testing, and documentation at all levels of avionics and spacecraft electronics development.
  • Document test results, exceedances, waivers, and post-test EMI/EMC reports.
  • Lead activities in all phases of a program life cycle related to EMI/EMC from cradle to grave development of ground and flight spacecraft hardware.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships across engineering disciplines.
    (avionics, propulsion, payloads, power) to support EMI/EMC needs within the company.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or, higher) in engineering or science (aerospace, electrical, physics, or related).
  • A minimum of 3 years engineering experience in EMC/EMI requirements, compliance, design, and/or testing per MIL-STD-461 or related standards.
  • Experience in EMI/EMC test planning and execution activities.
  • Experience with NASA spaceflight programs desired, or related experience in testing spacecraft, spacesuits, space vehicles, components, or systems.
  • Hands-on experience with standard EMI/EMC laboratory test equipment, including Spectrum Analyzers, Radiofrequency (RF) Amplifiers, Signal Generators, EMI Receivers, Antennas, Couplers, Power Meters, and related lab support equipment.
  • Experience with spaceflight hardware design and test development is desirable.
  • Experience translating EMI/EMC requirements, design, and test results to senior management and supporting program engineering staff.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
  • Candidates applying for Engineering positions are required to have an engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. For more information on included programs, please visit Home - ABET

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.