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Sr. Electrical Engineer - Electrical Power Subsystem

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We're working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!This position is part of the Space Systems Development (SSD) business unit. SSD develops next-generation concepts and systems to advance our future of living and working in space sustainably.At Blue Origin, we are pioneering the future of space exploration with a grand vision of millions of people living and working in space. We are seeking a seasoned, highly skilled, and motivated Electrical Engineer to join our dynamic electrical power subsystem (EPS) team on our commercial space station project. You will work as an individual contributor under the direction of the space station EPS Lead. Our ideal candidate is someone who not only excels in the design and development of large spacecraft electrical power systems but also demonstrates a commitment to our bold mission.Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed trade studies resulting in selection of optimal EPS power topologies and components.
  • Conduct detailed subsystem analyses such as energy balance, voltage drop, system stability, and power integrity.
  • Contribute to the decomposition and maintaining of space station EPS requirements.
  • Generate EPS block diagrams and context diagrams.
  • Generate and maintain space station powered equipment list and dynamic electrical load profiles for all mission phases.
  • Draft interface control drawings (ICDs) that define the EPS interface to other space station subsystems, elements, and visiting vehicles.
  • Contribute to the development of the space station electrical Power Quality Specification (PQS).
  • Take an active role in engaging EPS component suppliers, ensuring issues are resolved in a timely manner and that hardware is delivered on time and meets requirements.
  • Prepare and present technical data packages for subsystem and program gated reviews.
  • Contribute to recurring EPS component cost and schedule reports.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Participate in EPS design reviews.
  • Help troubleshoot complex EPS-related issues.
  • Generate EPS technical content for proposals.
  • Generate EPS component environmental test plans and procedures.Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related technical field
    • 8+ years of industry experience in electrical engineering
    • Three years' industry experience in spacecraft power systems
    • Spacecraft flight hardware development experience with one or more of the following: battery, solar array, power distribution, power conversion
    • Demonstrated ability in EPS requirements decomposition and verification.
    • Familiarity with EPS analyses including energy balance, voltage drop, system stability, failure mode effects and criticality analysis (FMECA), fault tree analysis (FTA), and power integrity (PI) analysis.
    • Experience in managing EPS supplier relationships.
    • Excellent teamwork skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and embrace diverse perspectives.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively articulate highly technical concepts to a diverse audience.
    • Strong understanding of spacecraft grounding and bonding design
    • Familiarity with spacecraft EPS component environmental testing (TVAC, shock/vibration, EMI)Preferred:
      • Experience architecting electrical power systems for human-rated spacecraft.
      • Proven experience architecting > 10 kW, > 100 V spacecraft electrical power systems
      • Spacecraft flight hardware development experience in multiple of the following: battery, solar array, power distribution, power conversion, wire harness
      • Full life cycle (proposal to orbit) spacecraft flight hardware design experience.
        • Proven experience in system-level and circuit-level modeling and simulation using MATLAB/Simulink
        • Depth of knowledge in electrical power quality requirements and inter-vehicle power compatibility
        • Familiarity with spacecraft electrical module analyses, including Worst Case Circuit Analysis (WCCA), part stress analysis (PSA), signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $144,278-$201,989Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $156,911-$219,674Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $156,911-$219,674Other site ranges may differApplications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.Inclusivity StatementDon't meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Export Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the a refugee or granted asylum.BenefitsBenefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us Applicant Privacy NoticeIf you are a California resident, please reference the CA Applicant Privacy Notice here.

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