PCB Design Engineer
SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

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Space Exploration Technologies

Work to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.

SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species.

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable standard, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect of the future of humanity and life itself."
– Elon Musk

If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.

We are actively seeking the brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue building our world class team. Please visit spacex.com for additional information.

PCB Design Engineer

PCB Design for digital and digital to analog interfaces for a software defined radio

Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or similar area of study with a strong understanding of electronics fundamentals

Minimum of 5 years of experience with PCB layout and routing including modern passive and active electronics components, and surface-mount and ball-grid array components

Candidates must have previous PCB design experience involving RF and High Speed Digital Systems

Demonstrated understanding of Design for Manufacturability, Design for Assembly, and Design for Testability

Ideal candidates will have a mix of both MIL-STD and commercial components

Experience with ECAD libraries and library configuration management

Experience monitoring industry-wide parts alert databases (GIDEP)

Experience with automated PCBA inspection

Familiarity with IPC standards and guidelines

Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with others

Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight

Strong work ethic and drive to succeed balanced with the ability to work effectively in a team environment

Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience with Altium Designer strongly preferred

ITAR Requirements:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export 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.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Additionally, those applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities on-site should contact the Human Resource Department at the above number.

Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.

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Space Exploration Technologies wants to be the go-to cargo company of the future. Also known as SpaceX, the company is developing space...