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Electrical Engineer III

Company: Sierra Space
Location: Louisville
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to unleash your technical creativity?

Dream, Innovate, Inspire, and Empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination!

Electrical Engineers at Sierra Space research, design, develop, test, certify, deploy and improve cutting edge products and services, including Dream Chaser. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll conceptualize and design new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle from analog and digital electronic circuit card assemblies to fully integrated systems.

A subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure, offering “space-as-a-service” in support of the new space economy. Leveraging breakthrough technologies including the Dream Chaser® spaceplane, also known as America’s Spaceplane®, and expandable LIFE™ habitat, Sierra Space offers turnkey solutions that are modular, reusable and scalable. Sierra Space brings life to space, and space to life.  Learn More about Sierra Space

Job Description

As an Electrical Engineer III you will work within a small team to design and develop rugged reliable electronic equipment for use on spacecraft. Applications include motion control, power management, communications, and telemetry.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and foster innovative product design

  • Navigate problem solving for new electronic product designs and as well as existing products

  • Specification development, and requirements verification planning

  • Schematic development

  • Printed circuit board development

  • Coordinate with procurement on component alternates

  • Circuit analysis, including worst case analysis

  • Manufacturing and Test Readiness Review support

  • Product support through design, manufacturing, test and system integration

  • Work with Systems Engineering to ensure that the system level requirements are met through specification development and hardware development



  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Experience in digital or analog circuit design and schematic capture

  • Understanding of the printed circuit board layout process and tools

  • Working knowledge of electronic design requirements including: Worst Case Analysis; Electrical Load Analysis; Parts Stress Analysis; Digital and Analog circuit design and simulation; Interface control drawings, functional block diagrams, and schematics; PCB design, layout, and fabrication documentation



  • Experience using the Altium Designer tools for PCBA development

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design & development teams

  • EE parts Selection for Space Flight Products

  • An understanding of electronics integrated into electro-mechanical systems

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry or Space

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station.  Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $101,774.67 - $139,940.19

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Space, Denver , Electrical Engineer III, Other , Louisville, Colorado

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