• New Glenn Payloads Electrical Interface Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for the electrical and software portions of New Glenn's payload interface. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of upper stage avionics. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Define, refine, and document the launch vehicle-to-payload electrical and software interfaces
    • Support development of avionics controllers, harnessing, and communication systems to satisfy the interface
    • Work directly with customers to evaluate and satisfy mission-unique requirements
    • Analyze avionics designs for electrical characteristics such as voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and bent pin effects
    • Test avionics designs against interface requirements


    • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or related field with 3+ years of experience in rugged electronic hardware development, cable harnessing, spacecraft integration, or similar area
    • Hands-on experience with electronic communication protocols including RS-422/485, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and SPI
    • Hands-on experience with wiring for aircraft or spacecraft, including connectors, shielding, and grounding
    • Understanding of EMI/EMC in aerospace environments, including requirements, analysis, and test
    • Demonstrated ability to earn trust with customers through attentive listening, precise communication, and timely follow-up
    • Highly organized team player with excellent technical communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Must be able to obtain Top Secret clearance
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • Deep understanding of relevant military, aircraft, and spacecraft standards for payload interfaces, electrical systems, and harnessing
    • Experience defining and executing acceptance and qualification testing; including shock & vib, thermal, EMI/EMC, etc.
    • Demonstrated technical leadership developing real-time embedded systems for aircraft or spacecraft (hardware, firmware, and software) with a focus on modular and extensible architectures
    • Direct experience interfacing with government and commercial space launch customers
    • Recent or active security clearance


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