Principal Electric Propulsion Engineer I

Posted on 6/5/2024



51-200 employees

Develops phased array communication payloads



Austin, TX, USA

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master’s (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics
  • Minimum of 9 years of experience with a bachelor's degree, 7 years of experience with a master’s degree, or 5 years of experience with a Ph.D. in spacecraft electrical propulsion system design, analysis, manufacturing, test, and troubleshooting
  • Experience building electronics for a hall effect thruster or other related technology such as gridded ion thrusters
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the satellite system design life cycle, including spacecraft level environmental testing, launch, and operations
  • Familiarity with the system level trades in a satellite propulsion system
  • Desire to design products which change the satellite cost paradigm
  • Ability to work within and lead within a multidisciplinary team environment is required
  • Design the power and electrical components of a brand-new hall effect thruster including the Power Processing Unit, anode, and cathode
  • Analyze hall effect thruster performance and efficiency
  • Plan and conduct component and system level electrical testing
  • Deliver components and thruster in a rapid, risk-tolerant, and iterative manner
  • Work on a full Hall Effect Thruster team and communication design decisions and issues effectively
  • Responsibility includes full chain of electrical engineering tasks including PCB schematic and board layout, component selection, analysis, design for manufacturing, design for test, etc.
  • Serve as technical and professional mentors in the field

CesiumAstro specializes in developing cutting-edge phased array communication payloads for both airborne and space platforms, offering mission-ready solutions tailored for high throughput communication needs utilizing modular hardware and software. This focus on complex engineering solutions and a modular approach positions the company well within the aerospace industry. The collaborative and technology-driven work environment, underlain by a dedication to innovative payload solutions, makes it a promising workplace for professionals eager to engage with top-tier aerospace technologies and contribute to significant industry advancements.

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Austin, Texas



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