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Sensor Design Electrical Engineer


Hawthorne, CA
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Job Title:Sensor Design Electrical Engineer


Sensor Design Electrical Engineer

Avionics - Hardware Design

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SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Sensor Design Electrical Engineer


+ Our Sensors and Optics Development team works to design and manufacture high performance electronic and optical sensors for the world's most advanced launch vehicles and spacecraft. The team designs sensors ranging from smart digital transducers to sophisticated tracking laser range finders. These designs range in production quantities from single unit experimental prototypes to large scale productions of 1000s of units per year. We are seeking experienced, innovative electrical engineers to help build the world's next generation of space transports.


+ Electronics design of high reliability, mixed signal circuits including integrated analog opto-electronics, low noise signal conditioners, and power supplies.

+ Work closely with other hardware, software, manufacturing and production engineers to develop products from requirements capture through production, assembly, and testing.

+ Assist in the development of automated equipment for production and test, including qualification and acceptance test procedures.

+ Develop world class designs for low cost, high volume, and high performance systems.

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, or similar technical area of study.

+ 3 years of experience with the design and production of mixed analog and digital electronics.

+ Experience with high reliability products such as automotive, medical or aerospace.

+ Proficiency with schematic capture, layout, analysis.

+ Experience with electronics testing and bring-up.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

+ Advanced techniques: Spectral analysis, real-time processing, sensors, actuators and control.

+ Advanced design: High speed signals, transmission lines, and differential routing.

+ Proficiency with computing tools such as Python, Matlab, and C

+ Familiarity with FPGA design and VHDL

+ Working understanding of standardized environmental testing

+ Experience in a fast-paced test environment with flight hardware or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

+ Working extended hours and weekends as needed.

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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about 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.

Job Location

Hawthorne, CA, United States

Jobid: spacex-201985


Location:Hawthorne, CA, 90251, USA

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