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Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 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 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: This position will work on-site at our SSDF in Houston, Texas. The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for designing electronics to control and monitor the Axiom Space Station Environmental Controls and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) and design electrical test carts in support of space station life support systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Architect & lead design, development, implementation, verification, validation & reliability growth of Electronics based systems & components as applied on ECLSS, working with cross-functional teams in R&D, mechanical design, software, manufacturing, and support for spaceflight
  • Design and analysis of complete digital and analog electronics systems (microprocessors, active/passive component selection, gain signal conditioning, input/output filter design, closed-loop control, A/D and D/A, etc.)
  • Develop schematic and PCB designs
  • Programming and wiring for various signal types including 4-20mA, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, RS-485, RS-232, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, TTL, Discrete Input, Discrete Output.
  • Create electrical schematics and perform wiring for cable harnessing, data acquisition and break out boxes.
  • Build and test prototypes, debug, and prepare documentation for manufacturing, and support.
  • Active participation in team brainstorming and technical review meetings.
  • Support milestone reviews such as PDR, CDR, and SDR
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer, Electrical, or other relevant engineering field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience designing commercial electronics (for space or other industries)
  • Familiarity with data interface protocols and associated hardware such as Ethernet, RS232, RS422, RS485, I2C, SPI etc.
  • Programming and wiring for various signal types including 4-20mA, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, RS-485, RS-232, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, TTL, Discrete Input, Discrete Output
  • Experience with test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers.
  • Basic understanding of mechanical components related to testing fluid systems including solenoid valves, pumps, fans, heater relays, chiller carts, pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTD’s, flowmeters
  • Data acquisition experience (LabVIEW is highly favorable).
  • Understanding of design and test of analog instrumentation systems. Experience preferred.
  • Understanding of design and test of stepper and brushless DC-DC control circuits. Experience preferred.
  • Understanding of design and test of power supply and conditioning systems. Experience preferred.
  • 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

Skills:

  • 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.

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