Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

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Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS)
CA, United States

Web Site: https://theapplicantmanager.com/careers?co=ms

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Electronics Hardware Design Engineer


San Diego, CA 

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Job Description:

Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) is a private technology company that designs, develops and operates space camera systems. The Camera Systems Group (CSG) seeks an electronics engineer with experience designing, analyzing, and building electronic circuits from block diagram-level initial architecting to PCB layout, bench bring-up and high-reliability production support. The Electronics Hardware Design Engineer works alongside Digital Electronics Engineers to design camera system electronics for earth-orbiting and interplanetary satellites, landers, rovers, and human spaceflight systems. The design team may also include a Lead Designer/Systems Engineer, Mechanical/Thermal Engineer, and Software Engineer. 

Essential Functions
  • Architect camera systems to meet top-level mission objectives and specific interface, packaging, and performance requirements
  • Architect signal chains for buffering and digital conversion of high-dynamic range, low noise, video outputs from analog image sensors
  • Implement and analyze/optimize linear and switching power supplies for your own analog circuits and to meet the requirements of digital circuits; Validate control loop stability and other power integrity parameters
  • Design analog clock drivers and motor driver circuits
  • Design power distribution networks for digital designs to minimize ground bounce
  • Evaluate and select radiation-tolerant components
  • Use schematic capture tools (Altium Designer) to capture designs
  • Simulate analog circuits using PSpice (or equivalent) tools
  • Produce power estimates for all loads in the system and characterize power converter efficiency; integrate power estimates from the Digital Electronics Engineer and work with the Thermal Engineer to mitigate thermal concerns
  • Perform worst-case analysis for all analog and power circuits
  • Perform electronic parts stress analysis to validate derating margins across entire design.
  • Specify PCB stack-ups and place and route PCBs
  • Write reports and presentations for design, validation, and analysis
  • Lead and/or participate in preliminary and critical design reviews

Non-Essential Functions
  • Perform other duties as required which may become essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • Experience with component engineering (packaging, screening, qualification) per military and space standards
  • Knowledge and experience with radiation analysis and testing
  • Experience with low-noise/high dynamic range analog systems
  • Knowledge of visible and infrared sensor physics
  • Experience with distributed power systems for space platforms (i.e. 28V isolated-secondary power converters, single-point grounding, grounding approaches for multi-shielded cable harnesses, ESD bleed)
  • Fluency with Python scripting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of clearly explain technical issues and ideas to peers, management, and customer representatives

Physical Requirements
Must be able to comprehend and communicate complex technical and engineering concepts. Must be able to remain in a stationary position while operating a computer for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work and move around in a cleanroom environment, wearing required outer garments including smock/coveralls, shoe covers, mask, hood and gloves. Moves in and around a lab space. Ability to handle high stress levels in connection with multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines. High tolerance for ambiguity and shifting expectations. Strong analytical and organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload.

The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Federal (Sub)Contractor subject to vaccination mandate, except in limited circumstances where certain legal accommodations apply.


MSSS is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer