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PCB Designer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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 PCB Designer 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.


  • Create PCB footprints and symbols for Axiom’s component library by interpreting manufacturer's data sheets and engineering parts request.
  • Support / maintain Axiom’s Altium Server system.
  • Ability to focus for extensive periods of time to ensure 100% accuracy and consistency of library components.
  • Drive and ensure Axiom ECAD standards are followed for components and projects.
  • Ensure appropriate DRCs and DFM guidelines are followed.
  • Provide PCB design support to various projects using Altium Designer.
  • Work with Electrical Engineers to execute design packages.
  • Work with Mechanical Engineers to ensure PCB form, fit, and function.
  • Perform the implementation of analog, digital, high frequency, matched differential pairs, and high-power circuitry, utilizing through hole and surface mount technologies.
  • Document and archive schematic diagrams, PCB assembly drawings, PCB mechanical support drawings, and wiring harness drawings.
  • Work with vendor manufacturers to communicate and provide clarity during PCB fabrication.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.


To be successful in this role, the individual must effectively carry out each essential duty using the skills and competencies listed below. The following requirements reflect the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and 2+ years of professional experience in PCB design or 5+ years of professional experience in PCB design.
  • IPC CID, CID+ certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of IPC standards.
  • In-depth experience, proficiency, and knowledge of Altium Designer.
  • Extensive experience with component library management and creation.
  • Experience with creatin, updating and modifications of 3D component models.
  • Familiar with both MIL-STD and commercial components
  • Proficient in high-density/high-speed design
  • Experience with low noise design and minimization of EMI/EMC
  • Highly accomplished experience with multi-layer PCB IPC Class 3 designs.

Experience with DRCs and interfacing with manufacturing to produce designs that meet DFM guidelines.

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


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 a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.