Electrical Design Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Electrical Design, Engineer, Engineering, FPGA, VHDL
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.


As an Electrical Design Engineer, you innovate next generation prototypes for space, airborne, and ground systems. This opportunity is for an Electrical Design Engineer to be a key member within Aerospace's xLab, which develops prototypes, instruments, pathfinders, and demonstration systems to address the country's challenging problems.

We engage with potential customers during concept development, evolve to project definition, fabrication, execution, and transition of new technology to industry partners. Our teams develop the advanced prototypes that will inform the next generation of ground and space-based sensors. If you like being challenged with difficult problems that deserve your creative solutions, then this position is perfect for you!

Key Functions

Aerospace xLab is looking for a bright engineer that loves designing complex electronics. You would design flight electronics, manage the assembly process, bring-up, test, and troubleshoot when required. You will be a key member of project teams that work on solving the country's hardest problems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience designing, testing, troubleshooting board designs in a hardware-focused R&D environment
  • Practical working knowledge of analog and digital electronics design principles, schematic entry, circuit analysis, simulation, and layout processes.
  • Ability to work in an electronics laboratory environment and have experience with test and measurement tools like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and signal/function generators.
  • Knowledge of the PCBA fabrication and assembly process
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

  • Master's degree in STEM field or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience designing, testing, troubleshooting board designs in a hardware-focused R&D environment
  • Experience with PADS and SPICE
  • Experience with FPGA design (Microsemi, Xilinx) for embedded systems with experience in VHDL ( very high-speed integrated circuit hardware description language)
  • Experience with analog design
  • Experience with high-speed digital design
  • Experience and/or interest in custom integrated circuit design and chip layout a plus

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R001075
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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