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Deputy Chief Engineer - Electrical Systems

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

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 Deputy Chief Engineer of Electrical Systems for Axiom’s Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) program 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.


  • Provide oversight of program-wide implementation of electrical engineering design and development of power, avionics, controls, and software to support Axiom’s EVA System as it evolves through development and into a sustaining flight program
  • Translate high-level system requirements, standards, and specifications into well-defined practices for consistent implementation across the EVA program
  • Ensure avionics design principles are understood and incorporated
  • Altium design experience/PCB design experience preferred
  • SPICE simulator experience preferred
  • Review designs, plans, schematics, and drawings to ensure that they comply with regulations, requirements, and standard
  • Provide engineering leadership to identify and support the products required for program milestones
  • Collaborate with the EVA Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) to provide avionics and software development support on a companywide level as necessary
  • Provide mentorship to engineering staff as part of the OCE’s team
  • Participate actively in team brainstorming and technical review meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering or equivalent required
  • 15+ years of experience in electrical, electronics, or avionics design
  • Experience with development of avionics software is preferred
  • Experience with project development, work management, and resource planning
  • Familiarity with implementation of NASA Standards, Federal Standards, and/or DOD Standards, as applied to electrical and electronics design
  • Prior experience with spaceflight development and flight implementation preferred

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.

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.