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PDS Tech Inc Engineer II in Boulder, Colorado

Job description

Engineer II – Electrical Power Systems (Clearance Required)

This position is for an experienced spacecraft power system engineer who can support a team through the design phase, perform analysis, support the production phase, support the test phase and support the operation phase for a spacecraft power subsystem.

What You’ll Do

  • Support the development of power systems architectures (power generation, power storage and power distribution and control), requirements, power system concepts and power simulations.

  • Be a team member for a spacecraft bus or space vehicle.

  • Analyze power system sizing and performance.

  • Support hardware development teams.

  • Support integration and test, and launch and operations.

  • Support subcontract management.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • A current Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in spacecraft Electrical Power Subsystem Engineering or Electrical Power Test or Electrical Power Spacecraft Operations.

  • A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity.

  • A strong technical foundation – people who flourish behave like owners

  • Detailed knowledge or classroom work relating to the following is highly desired: Lithium Ion batteries, solar arrays, power control, power conversion/regulation, power distribution, charge control methods, high voltage (>100V), direct energy transfer architectures, regulated power system architectures and power fault protection.

  • Experience or awareness with power simulation tools is highly desirable (e.g., PSPICE, SABER, MATLAB, MMPAT).

  • Experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware is highly desired.

  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.

  • Effectiveness in small team work environment with broad responsibilities.

  • Capable of performing solar array, battery, power conversion/distribution sizing and performance analysis is highly desired.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.

  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.

  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

Job description

Engineer II – Electrical Power Systems (Clearance Required)

This position is for an experienced spacecraft power system engineer who can support a team through the design phase, perform analysis, support the production phase, support the test phase and support the operation phase for a spacecraft power subsystem.

What You’ll Do

  • Support the development of power systems architectures (power generation, power storage and power distribution and control), requirements, power system concepts and power simulations.

  • Be a team member for a spacecraft bus or space vehicle.

  • Analyze power system sizing and performance.

  • Support hardware development teams.

  • Support integration and test, and launch and operations.

  • Support subcontract management.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • A current Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in spacecraft Electrical Power Subsystem Engineering or Electrical Power Test or Electrical Power Spacecraft Operations.

  • A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity.

  • A strong technical foundation – people who flourish behave like owners

  • Detailed knowledge or classroom work relating to the following is highly desired: Lithium Ion batteries, solar arrays, power control, power conversion/regulation, power distribution, charge control methods, high voltage (>100V), direct energy transfer architectures, regulated power system architectures and power fault protection.

  • Experience or awareness with power simulation tools is highly desirable (e.g., PSPICE, SABER, MATLAB, MMPAT).

  • Experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware is highly desired.

  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.

  • Effectiveness in small team work environment with broad responsibilities.

  • Capable of performing solar array, battery, power conversion/distribution sizing and performance analysis is highly desired.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.

  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.

  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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