Senior Electrical Engineer

Irvine, California, United States · Space Vehicles · 001 expand job description ↓


Senior Electrical Engineer

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 ICs and processors.
  • Maintenance and mission-tailoring of existing schematic designs.
  • Methodical schematic and PCB layout peer review.
  • Assist with debug, test and requirement verification activities.
  • Contribution towards continuous technology and process improvement


  • BS or MS in EE, or equivalent degree.
  • 3+ years of hardware development experience. Aerospace-specific experience is not required.
  • Competency with standard test equipment: oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter.
  • Ability to document complex mixed signal design architectures
  • Schematic capture (preferably Altium).
  • Some coding and debug of embedded microcontrollers in C/C++ is desirable
  • Ability to modify and rework circuit boards with surface mount technology.
  • Knowledge of PCB layout best practices.
  • Some exposure to RF system design and test is desirable.


  • Salary and benefits are market competitive.
  • 100% paid PPO medical benefits plan for eligible employees + family.

To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Terran Orbital/Tyvak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, veteran status, disability status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Are you 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)?
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