Electrical Engineer

Irvine, California, United States · Space Vehicles expand job description ↓


Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital company, is seeking a motivated and experienced Electrical Engineer at our Irvine, CA location. Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As an electrical engineer, the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative spacecraft solutions for internal and external customers.

Specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Collaboration with software, mechanical and system engineers to develop optimal solutions to complex problems.
  • Hardware requirements generation, verification and validation.
  • Low-level schematic design. Common projects involve implementing digital systems; distributed power regulation & control circuits; and system interface hardware using commercially available ASICs and processors.
  • Maintenance and mission-tailoring of existing schematic designs.
  • Methodical schematic and PCB layout peer review.
  • Development of custom test interface hardware.
  • Development of assembly procedures, test plans, and fabrication documentation.
  • Cooperative debug, test and requirement verification activities.
  • Contribution towards continuous technology and process improvement


  • BS or MS in EE, CPE or equivalent degree.
  • 3+ years of embedded hardware development experience.
    Aerospace-specific experience is not required.
  • Skilled in analog circuits, switching power supplies, and SPICE simulation
  • Experience with FPGA hardware and HDL languages (VHDL Preferred) is desirable.
  • Experience with Xilinx FPGA toolset is desirable
  • Some coding and debug of embedded microcontrollers in C/C++ is desirable
  • Knowledgeable of common data bus peripherals (I2C, SPI, UART, USB, Ethernet).
  • Competency with standard test equipment: oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, logic analyzer.
  • Ability to modify and rework circuit boards with surface mount technology.
  • Methodical system debug skills.
  • Ability to document complex mixed signal design architectures
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout (preferably Altium).
  • Knowledge of PCB layout best practices.
  • Meticulous design documentation, and attention to detail.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to provide and receive constructive criticism.
  • Some exposure to RF system design and test is desirable.
  • Candidates shall be a U.S. person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).


Salary and benefits are market competitive.

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