Palo Alto, CA 94303

Posted: 01/18/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80075
The Platform Unit Electrical Design group is responsible for development of new space electronics units for our Clients spacecraft.  This includes spacecraft power regulation and distribution equipment which interfaces with state of the art solar array and battery technologies to provide up to 25kW of power to spacecraft payload and bus equipment.  As a Power Electronics Engineering Specialist, you would be responsible for designing, analyzing and testing new electronics boards and units from prototypes through qualification.  You would lead engineering development tests for a complex power distribution or control unit, for either earth-orbiting or interplanetary spacecraft.
Essential Functions:
-          Responsible for the design of electronic circuit card assemblies or units for flight systems
-          Lead a development effort including defining all required analysis and testing
-          Defines electrical performance requirements for modules and subsystems
-          Create and release electrical schematics
-          Create and release circuit simulations and analysis
-          Lead engineering development tests and releases test summaries
-          Responsible for product design reviews with management and customers
-          Lead organizational improvement efforts
Scope and Supervision:
-          Receives broad assignments with limited supervision
-          Provides guidance and mentoring to junior engineers
-          Performs significant technical writing
-          Contributes to or leads technical proposals
Essential Competencies:
-          Driven, pro-active, and action-oriented
-          Makes sound and timely decisions
-          Leadership: provides day-to-day training and mentoring
-          Professional and responsible
-          Takes ownership of deliverables
-          Manages complex tasks and developments
-          Seeks innovative solutions to challenges
Position Requirements: Required Education, Experience & Technical Competencies:
-          Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a related discipline or equivalent experience
-          Minimum of 8 years of experience in electrical circuit design (6 with MS, 2 with PhD)
-          Advanced understanding of mathematics, physics, and chemistry as they relate to electrical circuits
-          Expert in the use of electrical simulation tools (e.g., SPICE)
-          Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools
-          Thorough knowledge of analog and digital electronics state-of-the-art designs
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