Electrical Engineer II (Electrical Power Systems)

| Louisville, KY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: $79,265-$108,989 Annually
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Are you ready to unleash your technical creativity? Dream, Innovate, Inspire and Empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination! Electrical engineers at Sierra Space research, design, develop, test, certify, deploy and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll conceptualize and design new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle from analog and digital electronic circuit card assemblies to fully integrated systems.
Sierra Space-based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL-designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space
Sierra Space's Orbital Mission and Services (OMS) division focuses on the design, build, and operations of small satellites in support of commercial services and national security space and offers two work locations: Louisville, Colorado and Centennial, Colorado.
As an Electrical Power Subsystem Engineer you will be using your electrical skills and expertise to research, architect, model, simulate, test, verify and improve cutting edge products and services. You'll be performing electrical design, analysis and test of spacecraft using industry standard / in-house analysis software and tools. You will be able to create innovative power design solutions for spacecraft hardware, then see your designs come to fruition as you continue through article integration and test; and finally, be a part of the operations for the spacecraft that you designed, built, and tested.
Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline and typically 2 or more years of relevant experience
  • Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools
  • Familiarity with working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams


Strongly Preferred

  • Experience with spacecraft bus and electrical power subsystems
  • Ability to perform trades that optimize the electrical power system based on requirements compliance, design constraints, cost, and schedule.
  • Understanding of spacecraft power components including solar arrays, spacecraft batteries, and harnessing/harnessing layout.
  • Experience in Electrical Power Subsystem requirements definition and verification/validation
  • Familiarity with manufacturing, integration, and test of the power system


Preferred:

  • Active Top Secret US Government security clearance
  • Exposure to simulations through functional and logical models and system analysis
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Experience composing and analyzing Electrical Load Analysis (ELA), circuit modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Familiarity with design requirements related to High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) and Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL)
  • Knowledge of industry-standard electrical design principles, to include, but not limited to model-based definition, electrical component selection, manufacturing, and production processes
  • Understanding of Electro Magnetic Effects (EME) to include Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Experience in digital or analog circuit design and schematic capture
  • Understanding of the printed circuit board layout process and tools


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.
Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.


Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Rarely exposed to loud noises


Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.
At Sierra Space (Sierra Space) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. Sierra Space has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about Sierra Space
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
Estimated Starting Salary Range:
$79,264.96 - $118,897.45
Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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Location

Based in Louisville, CO with operations in Broomfield, CO, Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL. Our offices in Colorado are close to Boulder, Broomfield and Denver.

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What are some social events your company does?

The Young Professionals Group holds social events including happy hour, paint n sip, axe throwing, hiking, ice skating, first time home-buyer info session, ugly holiday sweaters, matching Halloween costumes, picnics, game nights, volunteer events, joint events with other local companies and organizations, and more!

Maggie

Systems Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

The Dream Chaser spaceplane is an incredibly exciting project! This vehicle – with a cargo and a crew variant – will revolutionize space travel. It will carry astronauts to destinations in Low Earth Orbit, it will supply cargo and science experiments to the ISS and the Orbital Reef space station, and it can land at many spaceports around the world!

Miguel

Director Engineering, 4800 - DC100

How does the company support your career growth?

Through my career, my management has continually ensured that I am working on projects that I found interesting, challenging, and enjoyable. My management has my best interests in mind and they want me to be successful. Additionally, my managers have repeatedly fought for my promotion and empowerment to greater responsibility.

Chris

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What are Sierra Space Perks + Benefits

Sierra Space Benefits Overview

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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