Space Exploration Technologies

Sr. Power System Engineer (HLS)

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SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

SR. POWER SYSTEM ENGINEER (HUMAN LANDING SYSTEM)

After 50 years, humankind will once again return to the surface of the moon using SpaceX's new vehicle, Starship, as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) - this time for good. Leveraging the lessons learned from our flight proven Dragon spacecraft, Falcon and now Starship, HLS will usher in the next era of manned spaceflight and exploration, ultimately allowing us to establish permanent communities on the Moon, Mars, and beyond. The Sr. Power System Engineer will have a truly unique opportunity to drive the power system architecture flown on Starship and HLS - one of the largest power systems ever flown in space.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as liaison to internal and external stakeholders (including NASA)
  • Own power system deliverables and requirement verification for the HLS program
  • Maintain and communicate control plans, interface standards, and system requirements
  • Prepare architectural system trades
  • Write and oversee execution of Starship power system verification and validation plans
  • Lead small technical team (power system analyst, solar array analyst, and power converter designer)
  • Support analysis and data review for Starship vehicle operations
  • Support Starship power system proposal development

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
  • 4+ years of professional experience with power electronics or power systems

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent technical documentation skills
  • Experience running system level architectural trades
  • Experience leading or supervising a small technical team
  • Experience with power circuit and board design
  • Experience with relevant industry standards and best practice for high voltage and high current systems
  • Experience with power system simulation, analysis, and budgeting
  • Experience with traction drives, solar power, and large lithium-ion battery systems
  • Experience with power distribution system design
  • Experience with requirement management
  • Experience with system verification and validation
  • Experience testing for electromagnetic compatibility

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to travel < 25%

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.


1 days ago

Hawthorne, Ca

Space Exploration Technologies

Full Time

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