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Revolutionizing space technology

Manager, Electrical 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.



- Provide engineering expertise in the area of design, development and test of space hardened avionics hardware
- Subsystem design and prototyping, schematic capture, prototype bring-up and debugging, hardware bug tracking, functional verification and signal characterization
- Support hardware through test and production
- Manage and mentor other hardware development engineers
- Scope out projects and man power effort estimation
- Drive innovation to improve reliability and capabilities and reduce cost and schedule
- Ensure projects are staffed and schedules are maintained
- Report project status and resource loaded schedules to peers and upper management regularly


- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science
- 5+ years of experience in hardware development
- 2+ years of experience in a technical leadership position


- Master’s degree or PhD in electrical engineering
- Experience with analog, digital or mixed-signal design principles including designs using operational amplifiers, filters, or transistors
- Experience in design and development of analog to digital and digital to analog converters, power supply components and design, analog testing/troubleshooting techniques, or signal integrity, layout and grounding principles
- 8+ years of experience in hardware development
- 5+ years of experience managing teams
- Experience with satellite avionics
- Experience in fast-paced iterative design environments within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, or automotive industries
- Experience with high reliability electronic system design, verification, and validation methods
- Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams
- Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
- Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere


- Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed


- 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.  

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Revolutionizing space technology

SpaceX focuses on Manufacturing, Transportation, Aerospace, and Space Travel. Their company has offices in Washington, Hawthorne, Lompoc, McGregor, and Beale Air Force Base. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, SpaceX has raised $1.2B of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2015.

You can view their website at http://www.spacex.com

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