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NEW GRADUATE, ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Are you an electrical engineering student graduating in fall 2022 or spring/summer 2023 looking for full-time employment after graduation? As an electrical design engineer you will have the exciting opportunity to be responsible for flight hardware! You will demonstrate ownership of this hardware through deep understanding of your hardware functionality, design, and requirements and see it through all aspects of its life cycle from inception through flight. You will also work with many other teams and think at a system level to ensure that your design is viable and will help drive us to mission success.

Full-time employment is available with a variety of engineering teams across all company programs including Dragon, Falcon, satellites, Starlink, and Starship at Brownsville, TX; Cape Canaveral, FL; Hawthorne (Los Angeles), CA; Vandenberg, CA; McGregor (Waco), TX; and Redmond (Seattle), WA. No matter the team or program you will come in and make an impact right away, working on creative solutions to real aerospace challenges.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide engineering expertise in the area of design, development and test of space hardened avionics hardware
  • Duties include: subsystem design and prototyping, schematic capture, prototype bring-up and debugging, hardware bug tracking, functional verification, and signal characterization
  • Support through production and test
  • Troubleshoot avionics hardware spanning PCBA board testing and defect detection, full functional testing of an assembled unit, and resolving on-vehicle anomalies
  • Design and develop test solutions for in-house developed avionics hardware products which will fly to space

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or physics
  • 1+ years of experience with circuit board design, environments testing, or unit level testing (academic projects and internship experience qualify)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Creative problem solver that can bring multiple disciplines together with the ability to assess risk and make design and development decisions without all available data
  • Experience with electronic components, wire harnesses, and/or electrical test equipment (e.g. multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies)
  • Experience in analog, digital or mixed-signal design principles including designs using sensors, operational amplifiers, A/D and D/A converters, and filters
  • Experience with engineering projects in any one or more of the following areas - CPU/FPGA/ASIC circuit boards, consumer electronics, wireless devices, high speed interfaces, and/or low power platforms
  • Experience with electrical schematic capture software (Altium, Orcad or similar)
  • Experience working in project teams such as Formula SAE or Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • Experience with Matlab, LabVIEW, Python, SPICE, SQL, and/or National Instruments hardware
  • Experience with a range of interfaces including GPIB, USB, TCP/IP, CAN, SPI, and I2C
  • Experience supporting a product from conception to production
  • Understanding and experience in environmental testing such as vibration, shock, thermal, burn-in, and TVAC
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere
  • Strong interpersonal skills (examples: leading a student organization or working successfully in teams)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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