Electrical Design Engineer (Starshield) in Redmond, Washington

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
Starshield leverages SpaceX’s Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink is designed for consumer and commercial use, Starshield is designed for government use, with an initial focus on earth observation, communications, and hosted payloads. As an electrical development engineer on the Starshield team, you will demonstrate extreme ownership through detailed and thorough design, hardware bring-up/characterization/testing, and requirements generation/verification – ultimately seeing your hardware through all aspects of its life cycle.
Starshield is a quickly growing program with a wide range of engaging opportunities from blank-sheet design to on-orbit troubleshooting. You will work with many cross-disciplinary teams and will need to think at a system level to ensure that your design is viable. Our development timelines are quick and you will need to rigorously explore solutions for previously unsolved or unknown problems. Every day we push the limits of what is possible through innovation, determination, and teamwork to drive the mission to success.
Ultimate ownership of ensuring the successful operation of bus and payloads on orbit via the avionics suite
Electrical architecture and design, product requirements, component selection, analysis, schematic capture, and documentation
Flight production, development prototyping, vendor selection, and manufacturing
Circuit and full product bring-up, debugging, troubleshooting, and confidence, acceptance and qualification testing
Deliver flight hardware on time and active project management through schedule maintenance and status reports
Integration, full vehicle integrated testing, on-orbit operations support, and data review
Multidisciplinary coordination with software, firmware, mechanical, PCB layout, environments, integration, harnessing, test, manufacturing, and production teams to deliver a fully functional product
System engineering efforts to ensure design meets all intents and does not adversely impact other groups or designs
Drive improvements in reliability and capabilities while minimizing cost and schedule
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or physics
1+ years of professional experience designing and delivering electrical hardware (internship and project experience are applicable)
Master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar engineering degree
4+ years of professional experience rapidly designing and delivering highly reliable products
2+ years of electronic product experience designing electrical hardware from concept through production; strong emphasis on full life cycle development of new hardware products, not small incremental updates to legacy hardware
2+ years of experience designing and implementing mixed-signal circuit boards from concept through production using processors, FPGAs, Ethernet, multi-GHz SerDes, DRAM interfaces (DDR4), I2C, SPI, operational amplifiers, analog to digital and digital to analog converters, and power supply components
2+ years of professional experience with hands-on testing, troubleshooting, and debugging electronics
2+ years of professional experience with fast-paced projects
Strong understanding of computers and programming languages (Python, C/C++)
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role
Ability to work in an autonomously driven and demanding startup atmosphere
Excellent written and ve

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