Electrical Engineer II
Cocoa, FL • Full-time •
Travel Percentage: 10%
Required Security Clearance: None (ITAR Eligible)
You will be part of a team of driven and enthusiastic engineers working to prototype, design, develop, and test our innovative STAR-3DTM hybrid rocket engine-powered Intrepid small launch vehicle. In this position you will be overseeing and integrating the electrical system work by our subcontractors and partners as well as serving as a critical part of the overall launch vehicle design team.
You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. A willingness to branch outside your comfort zone is essential… we’re a small fast-paced company and everyone pitches in when needed. This is an opportunity to get in near the ground floor of an expanding space launch start up and have a direct impact on the development and production of a completely new space launch vehicle.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: (Duties and responsibilities which occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job. Incumbent(s) perform one or more of the following duties.)
· Work in small teams (in-house and contractor) and individually in the development, assembly, integration, and testing of STAR-3DTM hybrid rocket-powered small launch vehicles and associated subcomponents.
· Develop vehicle control system specifications and requirements including instrumentation, avionics, and flight control hardware.
· Review and develop/update vehicle power system specifications and designs.
· Analyze COTS and vendor-proposed power, guidance and avionics components to ensure proper integration into the overall vehicle design.
· Identify and communicate technical, cost, and schedule risks for assigned systems and subsystems.
· Support configuration design studies and test article development.
· Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Education and Experience MSci in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or another relevant engineering discipline. BSci plus 2 years relevant experience with launch vehicle electrical systems can substitute for the MSci.
Required Skills and Education:
· Familiarity with launch vehicle design cycle including trade studies, design and analysis, production, assembly, test support and data review.
· Demonstrated familiarity with control systems development and design.
· Experience with in-flight power systems.
· Familiarity with design and implementation of GNC systems.
· Ability to read and interpret engineering standards and technical requirements and apply configuration management procedures.
· Ability to communicate technical information effectively.
· Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
· Skilled in Microsoft Office applications and data base systems.
· Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder) or be granted status as a "protected person" under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
Preferred Skills and Education:
· Experience with small launch vehicle flight analysis, guidance, and power systems.
· Familiarity with launch vehicle flight software development.
· Skill with hands-on wiring of prototype designs.
· Working knowledge of hybrid rocket engine concepts and practice.
· Familiar with MATLAB or similar software.
· Familiar with LabView or similar software.