02 Jan
Senior Solar Array Electrical Engineer
California, Sanjose , 95101 Sanjose USA

Please review the job details below.The Maxar Solar Array and Battery team is looking for a self-motivated and creative electrical engineer with a passion for space technology and exploration to work out of our office in San Jose, CA.Life with Us Your Projects: As part of the team, you will help develop and test the next generation solar power system for Maxar's spacecrafts. You will ensure all spacecraft solar arrays will work successfully on orbit by employing proper design practices, test verification, and project management. You will be the responsible Engineer for solar array electrical technology. Your Career: We're very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career. What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Be the Solar Array expert for the Electrical Power Subsystem
  • Work closely with Program Responsible Engineer to provide support for all programs and ensure solar array test and on-orbit requirements are met
  • Provide solar array on-orbit power predictions for each program
  • Review on-orbit telemetry and correlate with power predictions
  • First-point of contact for solar array photovoltaic (PVA) technical issues on-orbit
  • Document and manage Risk Mitigation Plan for PVA technology
  • Support the procurement, design, and test of solar array PVA
  • Support design activities to develop new, or revised heritage hardware to meet mission specific requirements. Participate in qualification activities. Generate test plans and reports
  • Support formal presentations to the Program Office and Customers such as PDRs, CDRs, TRR/MRRs (as required)
  • Have oversight of managing PVA product line documentation relative to the specific type of hardware e.g. Test Documentation, Performance Parameters
  • Provide buy-off for design validity at reviews of the Subsystem and S/C design
  • Responsible for interface with cognizant engineer for solar array thermal and mechanical predictions
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred; will consider other related STEM degrees with appropriate experience
  • A minimum of 5 years photovoltaics engineering experience either in aerospace or terrestrial fields
  • Knowledge of photovoltaic solar array design, qualification and modeling of solar array circuits, including testing and data evaluation required
  • Knowledge/experience of solar cell device physics
  • Knowledge of Electrical circuit analysis and design (DC circuit, and DC power electronics)
  • Knowledge/experience of solar cell manufacturing processes & practices
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a teamwork environment among engineers where friction could easily become a destructive agent
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment supporting assembly and test of electrical hardware
  • Goal Oriented; willing to take responsibility and to be held accountable, particularly for the resolution of interdisciplinary, inter-organizational issues
  • Strong Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to learn quickly, plan, and adapt
  • Must be comfortable interacting with senior leadership, program teams and international suppliers
Preferred Qualifications: (nice to have's)
  • Creo or equivalent 3D modelling/drafting experience preferred
  • Must be willing to support international supplier telecons and on-orbit operations outside of standard business hours
Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law. Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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