Senior Electrical Engineer, Kuiper Electrical Engineering Team
Northridge, CA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
Job summary
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

Key job responsibilities
Come solve the difficult and rewarding electrical engineering challenges in defining a highly reliable, power efficient, low cost satellite bus. Tasks range across a wide array of areas, from board design to component selection to layout review to board bring-up and test. You will be responsible for high quality design innovation, developing reliable solutions, meeting top level requirements, and helping other Project Kuiper colleagues with reviewing and improving board designs.

You will have the opportunity to work with multiple technical teams at Amazon in different locations. You should be comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity and relish the idea of solving problems that haven't been solved at scale before. Along the way, we guarantee that you will learn a lot, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.

A day in the life
Tasks range across a wide array of areas, including component selection, circuit simulation, schematic design, PCB design, bring-up, verification, and debug. You will also be responsible for working across disciplines with the rest of the system to ensure the success of the electrical engineering hardware design team. We design for space, so we also have unique design challenges related to thermals, radiation, and reliability.

About the team
The Senior Electrical Engineer will be a member of the electrical engineering hardware design team, focusing on the design of the various compute, communication, sensing and control needs (inertial, optical, solar, etc.) of the satellite system. They will be expected to lead a variety of tasks, from board design and component selection, to layout review and board bring-up and test.

Export Control Requirement:
Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
* Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience
* 5+ years of experience in electrical engineering hardware development across full product life cycles, concept to production at scale
* Experience with electronics design and debugging
* Experience with high-speed digital design
* Experience with schematic and layout ECAD tools
* Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
* Electrical engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: cellular, consumer electronics, aerospace, robotics, or automotive
* Experience with complex board designs including HDI, high speed, high reliability, avionics solutions, and / or vehicle control systems
* Experience with simulation tools for circuit simulation (SPICE), Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, etc.
* Experience with low earth orbit satellite bus architectures
* Experience with integration of systems into aerospace/avionics enclosures
* Experience with low-level firmware integration

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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