Electromagnetic Space Environments Engineer

Electromagnetic Space Environments Engineer

18 May 2021
California, Paloalto, 94301 Paloalto USA

Electromagnetic Space Environments Engineer

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Maxar is currently seeking an Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA or to work remotely. A top candidate has strong skills in the theory and practical application EMC/EMI/ESD and charging phenomena in space.


  • Evaluate unit and spacecraft electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
    • Review of EMC testing data and anomalies
    • Cavity analysis
    • Launch vehicle and Launch base compatibly analysis
    • Co-orbit spacecraft compatibility assessment
    • Cable EMC considerations
    • Faraday cage maintenance
  • Determine compliance with standards such as, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-1541, MIL-STD-1512, MIL-HDBK-419A, NASA TP2361, NASA CR4759, NASA-HDBK-4002a, and NASA-HDBK-4001, etc.
  • Evaluate spacecraft charging
  • Evaluate unit and spacecraft electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Evaluate Solar Array charging
  • Determine most efficient, yet sufficiently thorough method of solving problems
  • Generate and evaluate compliance to environmental requirements
  • Participate in research, design, development, analysis and evaluation of components, systems and packages for spacecraft flight operation and testing
  • Process analytical models to obtain responses to launch, in-orbit operation, test, and ground handling environments, including definition of test requirements, design of test configuration, administration of tests, and writing test reports
  • Works on Space Environments and other related problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors such as cost, quality, reliability, manufacturability, impact to schedule, and process improvement
  • Ensure all inputs are understood and clearly communicate requirements and analysis outputs

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, EMC, physics or related engineering or science discipline. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related work experience
  • Experience with EMI/EMC
  • Proficiency in the use of computer aided design tools (such as Creo)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with NASCAP
  • Familiarity with industry best practices
  • Understanding of charging in GEO, LEO, and interplanetary environments
  • Good verbal and written communication, organization, project/time management, and leadership skills are essential, as well as attention to detail

Join a challenging and fast paced group that performs Space Environments subsystem and system design, analysis and test!

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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