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In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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Redmond, WA, US


SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018


This position entails leading the EMC team that will help design the satellite broadband network of the future. You will work closely with the different design teams on pre-design tradeoffs, specifications, and testing of vehicle and ground components and systems to deliver regulatory compliant systems.


You will use your deep understanding of electromagnetic environments and effects to set requirements based on physics rather than industry standards. You will support engineering management with confidence; thinking creatively – and questioning the status quo.


If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult, fuzzy problems where resolutions have high impact; if you love managing through persuasion and if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this position might be your next career step. 




Perform analysis and design relating to: effects of space plasma, thruster plume, lightning, surface/bulk/triboelectric charging, grounding architectures, structural bonding, galvanic isolation, transfer impedance, shielding effectiveness, effects of radiated/conducted emissions & susceptibility, near field/far field electric fields, welding, protection circuits (example: TVS diodes) and corona

Design and perform EMI/EMC tests to validate the design and analysis of the satellite, ground stations, gateways, user terminals and their subsystems and deliver regulatory compliant systems

Write EMI requirements, test plans and test reports

Troubleshoot EMI issues from system to board level

Generate aggressor/victim matrix to identify EMC risks in the system design

Analyze spacecraft magnetic moment and current loop torque disturbances

Soft and hard iron magnetic modeling and its interactions with other spacecraft components

Schedule and arrange 3rd party EMC test facilities

Scope, budget and build internal EMC test facilities



Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering or physics

7+ years of work experience in EMI/EMC requirements, design, analysis, debug and testing

4+ years of experience leading an EMI/EMC team

Previous work experience with two or more of the following: creating circuit schematics, creating or reviewing PCB layouts, reading engineering drawings, creating bills of material



10+ years of work experience in EMI/EMC team

Previous work experience with MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, NASA-STD-4003 documentation

Advanced Degree in electrical engineering, physics or other similar technical areas of study

Knowledge of in-space EMI/EMC effects. This includes: effects of space plasma, charging, grounding, bonding, shielding, design for low radiated emissions, lightning, electromagnetic field coupling, Maxwell's equations, boundary conditions, image charge/current, and lumped element modeling

Knowledge of materials and their electrical properties including paint, anodize, magnaplate, nickel plate, alodine, surface finish, electrical conductivity, volume resistivity, surface resistance

Demonstrated experience troubleshooting EMI events from system to board level

Demonstrated experience with NASA-HDBK-4001, DO-160, MIL-STD-1541, SSP 30237, SSP 30238 documentation

Strong knowledge of RF principles and RF engineering

Familiarity with electromagnetic simulation software such as Ansys Maxwell and HFSS

Experience in fast-paced work environment with flight hardware

Setup and run EMC development and test facility

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal



Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.