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Senior Electrical Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

Senior Electrical Engineer

EVA Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) · Webster, TX (Contingent on Contract Award)

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 and the lunar surface into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Senior Electrical Engineer-IV 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in a collaborative and energetic engineering team environment to design DC/DC converters for a commercial human spaceflight module.
  • Design, analyze, and simulate electronics circuits, magnetic components and control strategies for avionics electronics.
  • Understanding of EMI/EMC principles and applications.
  • Develop requirements and test plans for electronics design.
  • Troubleshoot hardware (systems and subassemblies) to determine root cause of failures and identify corrective actions.
  • Perform trade studies for technical solutions, including make/buy recommendations.
  • Develop documentation that supports analysis, component deratings, and design reviews.
  • Interface, communicate, and drive decisions with cross discipline teams.
  • Resolve problems encountered in testing and verification processes.
  • Familiar with designing for a radiation tolerant environment.
  • 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 in electrical engineering or equivalent discipline (graduate degree preferred) with 8+ years of experience or a combined equivalent of education and experience.
  • Automotive and commercial electronics background welcome.
  • 8+ years relevant industry experience designing with MCU and JTAG
  • Familiar with PCB design and common electrical interfaces: PCIe, USB, Display Port and I2C/SPI/UART buses.
  • Experience designing ADC and filtering circuits.
  • Success designing, developing, testing, of electronics.
  • Strong grasp of DC-DC topologies and design methodologies.
  • Experience in analyzing, simulation, and testing of electronics.
  • Understanding of analog control and discrete logic design, design for fault tolerance and reliability and experience with in-lab testing and measurement techniques
  • Familiarity with spacecraft electrical systems and knowledge of radiation effects.
  • Familiarity with lithium-ion battery handling, safety, and usage.
  • Understanding of PCB layout, PCBA manufacturing, component selection and environmental qualifications.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, eager to solve problems and identify original opportunities.
  • Shows commitment to inspiring others.

Essential Functions

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

Requirements

  • 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.).

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills; eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated; self-starter and able to perform under minimal supervision.

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