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Senior Electrical Engineer

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Description
Job description

Senior Electrical Engineer, Spacecraft Command & Data Handling

This leadership position is for a highly-experienced electrical engineer who can lead the Command & Data Handling (CDH) subsystem team to define requirements, develop the architecture, implement the design, and verify the subsystem for a spacecraft.

What You’ll Do

  • CDH technical lead - This position is 70% technical and 30% management.
  • Work daily with the larger CDH team on technical definition, implementation, and verification.
  • Establish strong working relationships with system engineering team, integration and test team, and peers for the other spacecraft subsystems.
  • Prepare and manage subsystem architecture and interfaces.  A strong hardware backgrounds is required.
  • Generate verification and validation plans, and work with Integration and Test team to ensure the subsystem meets requirements.
  • Present architecture, implementation, and verification to customer.
  • Collaborate with the spacecraft system engineers on technology insertion into new bus architectures.
  • Extensive technical writing (Proposal development, Contractual elements, procedural definitions, specifications, interfaces, analysis support and description documents).
  • Prepare and give presentations to peers, management and customers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years of related experience. 
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance required.
  • Minimum of 6 years of direct experience in electronics or avionics subsystem design or test.
  • A solid understanding of all aspects of requirements definition, decomposition, and flow-down, architectural trade studies, architectural and interface definition, hardware specifications, interface control, analyses, and verification.
  • Knowledge of electronics designed for EMI/EMC/ESD compliance.
  • Proven expertise in subcontract management.
  • Extensive experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware.
  • Intellectual curiosity combined with a strong desire to learn.
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Effective in multidisciplinary large team work environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

Qualifications
Job description

Senior Electrical Engineer, Spacecraft Command & Data Handling

This leadership position is for a highly-experienced electrical engineer who can lead the Command & Data Handling (CDH) subsystem team to define requirements, develop the architecture, implement the design, and verify the subsystem for a spacecraft.

What You’ll Do

  • CDH technical lead - This position is 70% technical and 30% management.
  • Work daily with the larger CDH team on technical definition, implementation, and verification.
  • Establish strong working relationships with system engineering team, integration and test team, and peers for the other spacecraft subsystems.
  • Prepare and manage subsystem architecture and interfaces.  A strong hardware backgrounds is required.
  • Generate verification and validation plans, and work with Integration and Test team to ensure the subsystem meets requirements.
  • Present architecture, implementation, and verification to customer.
  • Collaborate with the spacecraft system engineers on technology insertion into new bus architectures.
  • Extensive technical writing (Proposal development, Contractual elements, procedural definitions, specifications, interfaces, analysis support and description documents).
  • Prepare and give presentations to peers, management and customers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years of related experience. 
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance required.
  • Minimum of 6 years of direct experience in electronics or avionics subsystem design or test.
  • A solid understanding of all aspects of requirements definition, decomposition, and flow-down, architectural trade studies, architectural and interface definition, hardware specifications, interface control, analyses, and verification.
  • Knowledge of electronics designed for EMI/EMC/ESD compliance.
  • Proven expertise in subcontract management.
  • Extensive experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware.
  • Intellectual curiosity combined with a strong desire to learn.
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Effective in multidisciplinary large team work environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com

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