Full-Time

Senior Spacecraft Electrical Engineer I

Updated on 5/17/2024

CesiumAstro

CesiumAstro

51-200 employees

Develops communication payloads for air and space

Hardware
Aerospace

Senior

Austin, TX, USA

Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in spacecraft electrical system design, analysis, manufacturing, test, and troubleshooting
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Board-level high-reliability hardware design experience for spaceflight thermal, radiation, and vibration environments
  • Proficiency in electrical system design and analysis
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, electronic loads, and signal generators
  • Experience with satellite electrical system concepts
  • Familiarity with digital communications protocols
  • Familiarity with photovoltaic solar cells and secondary battery chemistries
  • Familiarity with FPGAs and DSP/microprocessors
  • Experience in power and/or digital PCBA design, development, delivery, and operation
  • Experience in rapid prototype development and testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Responsibilities
  • Direct technical implementation, and verification of satellite avionics systems
  • Creating detailed design and analysis of satellite digital and power systems
  • Define and maintain subsystem and system block diagrams, schematics, and architecture drawings
  • Conduct make/buy trades
  • Architect and design in-house solutions
  • Prepare and deliver technical communications to team leadership, customers, and vendors
  • Deliver reliable, performant space avionics system for spaceflight missions

CesiumAstro specializes in developing software-defined phased array communication payloads for both airborne and in-orbit platforms, offering full-stack mission-ready communications for the Autonomous Era™. Their products include the VIREO multi-beam APA system, NIGHTINGALE I Ka-Band high-speed downlink payload, and the COMMPACK cross-link communications payload, all featuring modular hardware and software building blocks seamlessly integrated to provide complete mission-specific payload configurations. These products utilize active phased array systems and digital backend modules to support high-throughput communication needs.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$120.2M

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

16%

1 year growth

44%

2 year growth

95%