02 Jan
Power Systems Engineer-Staff
California, Paloalto , 94301 Paloalto USA

Please review the job details below.At Maxar, our next generation spacecraft range from Earth observation to interplanetary missions, including the Lunar Gateway Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). Life With Us Maxar is currently seeking an experienced Power Subsystems Engineer-Staff to join our growing Space Program Delivery team. In this role, you will develop new Power architectures for various mission types, including low earth orbit constellation designs. An ideal candidate would have knowledge of existing space power hardware and background designing platforms to accommodate this hardware.As a Power Subsystems Engineer-Staff, you will act as the engineering focal point for the entire power subsystem of a spacecraft being designed. Collaborating closely with a cohort of system and subsystem leads, you will develop power subsystem requirements and specifications through analysis and system trade studies, which translate customer requests into feasible design solutions. You will assist in flowing down power requirements into unit specifications, subsystem verification tests, and risk reduction plans. This will include make/buy decisions and vendor selection if new unit design is required. If a unit is purchased, you will have coordination with vendors while tracking unit deliveries to Maxar.Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and optimize power system selection and design
  • Create power budgets & provide inputs for power subsystem sizing
  • Collaborate with Database, Harness Thermal, Flight Software, and other subsystem engineers
  • Resolve issues during AIT (Assembly, Integration & Test) test phases
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline. In lieu of a degree, 4 additional years of experience may be substituted
  • 5 years of engineering experience, preferably in power subsystems or electrical engineering
  • Experience performing all/most aspects of the system engineering (requirements analysis, interface control documentation, concept of operations development, Use Case development, Operational details, and developing Test Plans.)
  • Familiarity with a Requirements Tool
Preferred Qualifications (Nice to have):
  • Ability to obtain a clearance
  • 10 years of power subsystem experience
  • Familiarity with satellite Power System design and test obtained through educational training and/or on the-job experience in a related field
  • Experience leading electrical engineering designs through the full lifecycle
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Experience with software and system development projects using model bases system engineering
  • Knowledgeable in most of the following areas: power system design, solar arrays, batteries, bus regulation and distribution, power quality and DC/DC conversion
  • Familiar with deployment and maintenance of Development, Test and Operational environments
  • Practices best practices when writing requirements
  • Familiarity with the space environment and its effect on satellite systems
What We Offer:
  • 401(K) plans with company match up to 4 percent of your salary
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid holidays and a generous time-off policy
  • Incentive and recognition program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Legal insurance and identity theft protection
  • Health and wellness discounts
  • Education reimbursement
  • Student loan repayment
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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