Senior Automation Controls Engineer
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ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.

Company Stage


Total Funding





El Segundo, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or applicable engineering field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in automation controls
  • Experience with 24VDC, 120/208/240/480VAC, WYE and Delta systems
  • Experience designing Power Distribution systems up to 500kW
  • Experience doing SCCR calculations
  • Experience designing electrical schematics in AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience designing safety circuits, selecting components, and performing safety validations
  • Experience with Twincat and Profinet
  • Extensive knowledge of with NFPA70 & 79
  • Experience with FMEAs
  • Experience designing temperature and pressure controllers
  • Harness design
  • Familiar with ISO 13849
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight
  • As Automation controls engineer you need to have a good sense of safety for your designs as well as when performing work on control panels and job sites
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs
  • Designing fully automated systems from scratch
  • Selecting components for your designs (VFDS, contactors, relays, PLC's, IO modules, signal conditioners)
  • Create IO lists, electrical schematics, panel layouts and Bill of Materials
  • Creating work procedures to get your designs built and integrated by technicians
  • Perform load calculations (electrical and heat) for control panels
  • Integration, startup, and test of control systems