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5 months ago
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
Your dreams go
beyond Planet Earth. You are passionate, highly-motivated and excited to be on
the forefront of providing innovative, affordable and enduring space and
airborne products. You will be a leader in space innovation

As an Airborne
Systems Electrical Design Engineer (Level 3), you will join our Illuminations
& Sensor Product Line working on our airborne and land-based searchlight
systems at our manufacturing facility in Sylmar, California.


* Function as the lead electrical designer for airborne
illumination and sensor products.
* Performs and documents complex mixed signal designs
* Embedded hardware design using C, C++ and ancillary
programs using VB.Net, LabView or similar
* Works with customers to develop and document complex
electronic and electrical system requirements. Conduct design reviews,
understand and implement contractual requirements, able to perform within
budget constraints
* Analyzes and translates requirements into system,
hardware and software designs and interface specifications.
* Tests and validates to ensure system designs meet
operational and functional requirements. Interacts frequently with
inter-organizational personnel and external customers.
* Represents the organization by providing solutions to
difficult technical issues associated with specific projects

Spectrolab, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is the world’s leading merchant
supplier of high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells and panels for
spacecraft power systems with proven reliability drawn from six decades of
space heritage. Spectrolab’s state-of-the-art space solar cells and panels
power satellites in Earth’s orbit, as well as, the International Space Station.
Since its founding in 1956, Spectrolab has led the way in the development of
high-efficiency solar cells for space missions. Spectrolab airborne
searchlights have been the industry standard since 1968.


Space and Missile Systems

Relocation Assistance Available

No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.



This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

* Experience with embedded hardware development


Experience with power electronics and motor drives


Experience with coding and debugging embedded microcontrollers in C/C++

Preferred Qualifications


Familiarity with airborne illumination and electromechanical systems and assemblies

of schematic capture and PCB layout proficiency (Mentor and/or Altium
preferred), Mil-Spec/IPC-A-610 Class applications

Working knowledge of common data bus peripherals (RS232, RS422, I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet)

Familiarity with TI Code Composer, debugging and related IDE tools

Developing ancillary programs using C/C++, VB.Net, LabView or similar

Experience using standard test equipment: oscilloscope, multi-meter, logic analyzer

Design for low EMI emissions (MIL-SPEC-461)

Failure analysis, field troubleshooting

Experience in simulation with SPICE for performance envelope over temperature

Ability to modify and rework circuit boards with surface mount technology desired

Experience with FPGA hardware and HDL language an asset

Typical Education / Experience

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. BS or MS in Electrical Engineering preferred.

Experience Level

Individual Contributor

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Contingent Upon Program Award




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