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Electrical Engineer

AstroForge

AstroForge

Other Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Description

About the Company

At AstroForge, our mission is to make space resources accessible on Earth. We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than current terrestrial mining methods. We offer a unique opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space.


Job Description:

As an Electrical Engineer at AstroForge, you'll drive innovation by designing cutting-edge avionics systems and PCBs for our spacecraft. Your role will involve avionics, system, and PCB design, component selection, testing, and collaboration. You'll need expertise in power subsystems, high-speed board design, and aerospace practices, including designing for space.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop avionic subsystems, including board design, system design, and avionics subsystem design.
  • Create schematic layouts and select components for spacecraft electronic systems.
  • Design and layout printed circuit boards (PCBs) for optimal performance and functionality.
  • Conduct testing and analysis of electronic systems to ensure reliability and functionality.
  • Apply thermal and mechanical knowledge to optimize system performance in space environments.
  • Design power subsystems, including power conversion, DC/DC, and battery systems.
  • Execute high-speed board design techniques and demonstrate proficiency in PCB layout.
  • Handle complex PCB designs with a large number of components.
  • Understand avionic subsystem connectivity and protocols such as RS422, I2C, Ethernet, and CAN.
  • Adhere to industry-standard protocols and practices for aerospace design.
  • Implement design methodologies tailored for space applications.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in avionics design or a similar role.
  • Proficiency in schematic layout and PCB design tools.
  • Strong understanding of avionic subsystems and their connectivity.
  • Experience with industry-standard protocols and communication interfaces.
  • Knowledge of power subsystem design principles, including power conversion and battery systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for effective coordination and documentation.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and accuracy in all tasks.
  • Familiarity with aerospace design practices and considerations for space environments.
  • Ability to work onsite in Huntington Beach, CA

Benefits

  • 100% paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
  • Vision and FSA benefits available
  • 3 weeks of PTO + 1 week of sick time
  • 10 paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan – 401(k), with company match
  • Equity on the ground floor of a startup

Salary

  • 100k - 140k

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.