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Senior Electrical Engineer-Payloads Engineering

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 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 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: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Electrical Engineer who will primarily be responsible for assisting in the design, qualification, and assembly of the axiom products. This position reports to Payloads Engineering Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our ASTC facility.


  • Serve as the responsible engineer for a Payloads Engineering product by owning all aspects of the electrical system including design, development, test, and evaluation.
  • Cultivate a knowledge of current ISS payload interfaces and future trends in human-tended payload systems for commercial and government customers in the space industry.
  • Design and develop electrical systems to support the operation of internal or external payload systems.
  • Develop electrical systems (power distribution equipment, schematics, harness buildup, component selection, etc.) to support the test and qualification of Engineering Development units and flight hardware.
  • Collaborate with other avionics engineers on the development, testing, and deployment of embedded software solutions that interface with customers and other spacecraft flight systems.
  • Assist in network capacity planning to support payload user needs.
  • Source flight hardware through coordination with vendors.
  • Lead design reviews of internal developments and third-party designs.
  • Develop component qualification plans and lead execution of plans.
  • Support milestone reviews such as PDR, CDR, and SDR
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field.
  • 5 - 10 years of engineering experience in space flight hardware development or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Knowledge of internal or external payload facilities (ISPR, Express, JEM-EF, etc.)
  • Knowledge of wiring for various signal types including 4-20mA, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, RS-485, RS-232.
  • Experience using VISIO and Altium Designer software package.
  • Familiarity with AC and DC power distribution and network design.
  • Knowledge of optical signals over multi-mode fiber and experience with optical fiber measurements and troubleshooting. (OTDR, OSA, power meters VFLs,etc).
  • Spaceflight hardware design background preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skills, 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

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.).

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

  • 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.