Electrical Engineer at Accion Systems
Boston, MA, US
About Accion Systems
At Accion Systems, we're working to change the world by making outer space more affordable and accessible. We come to work every day to build next-generation ion engines and other cool technologies for spacecraft. Our younger selves would be very proud of us.
Our team is excited about our mission -- we work AND play hard together to achieve it. We offer competitive salary and benefits (including health, dental, 401(k) with match, gym membership reimbursement, and unlimited vacation), and we engage our team through activities including an annual retreat, weekly lunches, monthly team outings, and the chance to travel to and present at industry events. We strongly value self-motivated, enthusiastic employees and we work hard as a group to nurture growth mindsets in company and personal goals.
About This Position
We’re seeking an electrical engineer to support development of advanced ion propulsion systems. This role focuses on creating custom, complex, high voltage circuitry to operate electrospray propulsion systems both for spaceflight and ground testing. These electronics are unique, precise and scalable. The position supports a larger, multidisciplinary team currently delivering products and researching future propulsion technology.
Key responsibilities include:
-         Circuit and PCB design to support research, test and product level development
-         Work with research, electrical and software engineering teams to develop test electronics as well as support flight electronics
-         Develop new control and data acquisition software in LabVIEW for research and product testing
-         Perform analysis and procurement of hardware to support electronics sub-system development and system-level testing
-         Support electronics testing through environmental testing such as vacuum, thermal-vacuum, shock and vibration
-         Participate in peer reviews, design reviews, and hardware readiness reviews for upcoming milestones and hardware deliveries
-         Contribute to requirements definition and development of test campaigns
-         Support advanced research into Accion’s future ion engine products using Accion’s custom electronics
Traits of the ideal candidate:
-         Takes initiative, self-starter
-         Can work independently or on collaborative team
-         Strong hands-on engineering and prototyping skills
-         Experience with PCB schematic and layout design with Altium
-         Experience with Labview development
-         Understands best practices for testing electromechanical hardware
-         Knowledge of digital and mixed-signal circuit design for low-noise, high performance testing
-         Experience with small teams and fast-paced environments with limited resources
-         Ability to develop test plans to support verification and validation tests
-         Ability to assemble small electromechanical assemblies, integrate complex assemblies, and interface with multidisciplinary systems and teams
-     Attention to detail
-         Strong written and oral communication skills
Nice to haves:
-         Space/harsh environments
-         Automated test and equipment data acquisition
-         Vacuum systems
-         High voltage experience
-         Complex mixed signal PCB design methods
-         Experience building and terminating high quality cable assemblies
-         Knowledge of grounding schemes, isolation methods
-         EMI / EMC
-         PCB thermal management
-         Procedure writing
The position is full-time, on-site, and available to be filled immediately.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other protected factor.