Electrical Engineer II 

Cocoa, FL • Full-time •

Travel Percentage: 10%

Required Security Clearance: None (ITAR Eligible)

Job Description:

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.