Electrical Engineer II/III

Location: Broomfield, CO 80020

Electrical Engineer II/III


Altius Space Machines, a world leader in the development of technologies and systems for in-space servicing, assembly, and lunar missions, is looking for a highly qualified electrical engineer to join our team. Altius offers a dynamic start-up type environment, backed by over 10 years of heritage technology and expertise. Altius’ patented Electro-Permanent Magnet (EPM) technology is a key discriminator in many of our products.

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our diverse team of experts in developing groundbreaking technologies and systems. The ideal candidate is a can-do problem solver who will integrate quickly into an agile, high-performing team, one who scales readily across a range of programmatic roles, from defining system requirements to detailed PCB design to building electrical system prototypes. Key success factors for this role include the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and readily adapt to evolving program objectives. This team member will be a key contributor to core technology development and production programs at Altius.

Altius is an expanding business that affords leadership opportunities to individuals who drive continued company growth and team accomplishment.

Job Duties

  • Design, develop, and test electrical PCB assemblies and components for space applications and harsh space environments.
  • Lead the development of electrical systems, taking full ownership and leveraging other team member capabilities to drive program execution from initial concept to prototype to production.
  • Collaborate with our multidisciplinary team, including mechanical, software, and systems engineers, to define requirements, formulate program plans, and develop product roadmap strategy.
  • Create and maintain electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and PCB layouts.
  • Develop and implement testing procedures to verify and validate electrical designs.
  • Provide technical support for manufacturing and assembly processes of electromechanical systems.
  • Contribute to FMEA, risk analysis and mitigation, and usability risk assessment
  • Document design activities and test results; effectively communicate these to other team members and company management.
  • Build and troubleshoot prototypes and customer deliverables and associated subsystems, such as wiring harnesses, and magnet and PCB assemblies.
  • Contribute to the continuous growth of team capabilities and core competencies.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Physics or related discipline (this requirement could be waived for a sufficiently experienced candidate).
  • 4 or more years experience developing complex circuit boards for commercial, medical, scientific, or aerospace electronic products.
  • Demonstrated experience managing prototype development and overseeing projects from conception to production.
  • Experience with analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit analysis, simulation, design, test, troubleshooting, power switching, grounding diagrams, and general board layout principles.
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the electronic assembly product life cycle.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Technical lead with a proven track record of taking ownership and accountability for completion of critical tasks, and a thorough understanding of the project management lifecycle.
  • Experience in design, development, test, and operation of spacecraft electronics.
  • Experience with electronic system design using Altium or equivalent.
  • Experience with inventory and BOM management.
  • Radiation tolerant/hardened and high-reliability electronics design experience.
  • Understanding of design for harsh environments and associated qualification testing, including experience with standards such as MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461G, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of device characteristics relevant to power electronics, such as MOSFETs, GaNFETs, IGBTs, IGCTs, BJTs, JFETs, diodes, various capacitor families, etc.
  • Knowledge of interactions between mechanical, electrical, and magnetic systems.
  • Experience with Firmware development, Magnetics and magnetic field simulations, EMI/EMC design and testing.

Compensation and Benefits

Altius offers salaries competitive to current market rates that align with a candidate’s skills and experience and for this position the range is $120,000 to $170,000. Benefits that come with this position include medical, dental, and vision benefits for both the candidate and dependents, a 401k plan, and an unlimited paid-time-off policy.

Equal Opportunity

Altius does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

To Apply

If this sounds like the job for you, please send your resume, and if possible, a portfolio of some of your past work to resumes@altius-space.com with Electrical Engineer II/III in the subject line.