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The Motiv team is passionate about what we do. We pride ourselves on being a partner for our customers, capable of executing the full spectrum of engineering with rapid response and on-time delivery. We’re searching for equally passionate, creative people to help us create the building blocks of space with our high-quality, innovative robotic systems.

Electrical Engineer

Standard Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Company Bonus Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Health Insurance (100% of all premiums for individual and family covered)
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation/Sick Accruals

Job Description

The Electronics Engineer will collaborate with other team members and/or customers in a team on projects designing, integrating and testing electronics and software for space flight, ground-based motion control and robotics systems undertaken at Motiv Space Systems, Inc.


Classification: At-will; Exempt; Salaried
Reports To: Vice President, Operations
Location: Pasadena, CA
Work Environment: Office/Lab
Citizenship Requirement: Motiv Space Systems, Inc. positions require access to defense articles, equipment, technical information or service that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a “U.S. Person” as defined by ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15, 8 USC 1101(a)(20), and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
Work Schedule: Standard 40-hour work week (some overtime may be required)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Electronics Engineer:

  • works as part of a diverse team that will involve multiple internal and external organizations.
  • is involved in projects from the initial bidding phase through final delivery and interfaces with the customer on a regular basis.

Roles may include:

  • Electrical design, schematic capture, board layout, BOM preparation, prototype development and debugging
  • Software development
  • Analysis (controls, electrical, derating)
  • Test procedure/tool development
  • Electronics hardware assembly
  • Electronics hardware integration
  • Electronics hardware and software testing
  • Preparing and presenting status and design review packages for internal and external customers
  • Participating in integrated product teams

Essential Job Functions/Core Competencies

  • Design, integration and test of space flight and ground electronics systems primarily for motion control and robotics applications. Specific experience desired could include:
    • Working knowledge and experience with the basics of motor control and its underlying physics. Capable of modeling motion control system.
    • Working knowledge of analog, digital or mixed-signal design principles including designs using operational amplifiers, filters and transistors
    • Experience designing switching power supplies and/or motor controllers
    • Experience in analog to digital and digital to analog converters, power supply components and design, analog testing/troubleshooting techniques and signal integrity, layout and grounding principles
  • Work on bid and proposal teams
  • Collaboration with other engineers and/or organizations
  • Support and implement hardware testing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative thinking
    • Able to develop “blank sheet of paper” design concepts
  • Demonstration of team leadership and ability to foster a team environment
  • Hands-on hardware experience

Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified or changed at any time at the Company’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.

Education, Experience, and Training

  • Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Must have at least 2 years (preferably 5 years) of experience designing board level electronics for embedded and/or motion control systems.
  • Design experience in one or more of the following areas is required:
    • Digital, analog and power electronics
  • Design experience or education in the following areas is desirable:
    • Wire harness/cable assembles
    • Printed wiring board design and flex circuit cabling design
    • Programmable logic
    • Embedded software
  • Experience developing and documenting electronics designs using the following tools:
    • Electronics CAD tools (Altium, Orcad or equivalent)
    • Circuit simulation tools (LTspice, TINA or equivalent)
    • Microsoft Office with emphasis on Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with basic electronics lab equipment (oscilloscopes, DVM, power supplies, spectrum analyzer and logic analyzers)
  • Excellent writing, documentation and presentation skills

Motiv Space Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. As we work to build the future of space and space robotics, it is our mission to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Driving pioneering space missions and designing robotic infrastructure require the best talent possible, so we encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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