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You will help change the landscape of the rocket launch industry and be an integral and unique part of a close-knit team of individuals operating in a high energy environment. As a Satellite Avionics engineer for power systemsyou will be responsible for design and analysis of a variety of critical hardware to bring projects and sub-systems from concept to reality. Your work will expand upon the development of ruggedized launch vehicle and satellite hardware for SpinLaunch’s kinetic launch system. This is a full-time position located at our new Long Beach, CA facility. 

Your Mission: 

  • Lead the development of high-g capable satellite electrical power and propulsion systems from concept, through requirements definition, prototyping and validation. 
  • Work with mechanical and systems engineers collaboratively to ensure that the hardware meets launch loading and mission performance requirements.  
  • Design and conduct tests that characterize performance and verify functionality of systems. 
  • Document designs, analyses and test results. 

You Have: 

  • 2+ years design/development experience in space vehicle avionics with a focus on power electronics (batteries, solar, regulation, distribution, grounding, circuit protection, electric propulsion, actuators) 
  • Proficiency using SPICE or similar software for analog circuit design and simulation. 
  • Proficiency using PCB/Schematic software 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Aerospace Engineering. 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to rapidly expand application specific knowledge sets and skills where necessary.  

Strongly Desirable: 

  • Experience with EM field modelling 
  • Experience developing hardware for small satellites on a tight budget and/or for volume manufacturing 
  • Experience developing hardware from concept to validation 
  • Embedded systems development experience 
  • Experience designing ruggedized electronics 
  • Master's degree in Electrical engineering 

ITAR Requirements

SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. More information on ITAR can be found here.

SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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