Senior Space Component Engineer

Space Dynamics Laboratory

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking a Senior Space Component Engineer to lead the development, test, and deployment of avionics systems for satellite and sensor systems. The ideal candidate would have experience leading all aspects of the design of avionics systems including electrical, mechanical, software, and systems engineering. This is an opportunity to play a strong technical leadership role and oversee all aspects of component designs in support of important US government missions.

SDL Benefits:
At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:
Flexible work schedules that fit your style—every Friday off, every other Friday off, possible work from home days, or simply traditional hours
Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account—no matching required!
Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with over 90% job satisfaction
Relocation assistance available for most positions

Key Responsibilities:
Own a subset of avionics components (e.g., EPS, Computing, Sensor, GPS) within satellites that are developed by SDL or by outside vendors
Develop a deep, multidisciplinary technical understanding of all aspects of the systems that you own
Develop requirements to ensure the components meets the larger system needs
Ensure avionics components meet all requirements through careful oversight of development teams
Work across engineering disciplines to make sure all aspects of the component meet the high standards of space
Perform electrical engineering design changes and analyses as needed
Develop SOWs, TRDs, evaluate proposals, and support contractor selection and award process
Track issues using JIRA and work with programs to implement improvements
Participate in mission and systems level program reviews
Provide written products documenting analysis, plans, and other results

Required Qualifications:
B.S., M.S., or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Equivalent
5+ years in electronics systems, with a minimum of 3 years as a component (i.e., box) owner
Experience overseeing all aspects of electrical component design including electrical, software, mechanical, thermal, and systems design and checkout.
Experience writing and overseeing implementation of requirements
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with program management, customers, contractors, and colleagues
Must be a US citizen
Must be able to travel occasionally to contractor and customer facilities

Preferred Qualifications:
10+ years in electronic systems with a minimum of 5 years as a component (i.e., box) owner
Knowledge of systems engineering techniques and their application to large DoD development programs
Experience leading environmental test campaigns
Significant lab debug experience
Working knowledge of state-of-the-market hardware and software capabilities used in space systems
Knowledge of EO/IR sensor system performance and data processing techniques
Active TS/SCI
Experience in DoD acquisitions
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EOE including Disability and Vet