Sr Electrical Engineer Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Dulles, VA, US

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: JSD20171801-37984

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


• Design moderately complex electronic and electrical systems; assists in developing component and TM system standards and testing/qualification techniques.
• Applies comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, procedures and practices.
• Analyze, design, and develop solutions to sounding rocket telemetry and power control systems.
• Programming and computer application skills such as Lab-View/Windows, C, C++, OrCad, Microsoft Office, Matlab and Python are desired.
• Participate in reviews: requirement, preliminary/critical design, integration readiness and test readiness.
• Develops appropriate test methods and documentation to evaluate, debug and check electrical and electronic systems.
• Documents the results of complex analysis and design tasks for technical reports and formal meeting presentations.

Education and Experience

• A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Electrical Engineering and 4 years of relevant experience is required.

Specific Requirements

• Knowledge of electrical engineering discipline and flight hardware / sounding rocket experience a plus
• Knowledge of the principles of electrical design and design of telemetry and related instrumentation systems for flight vehicles and payloads and the ability to develop associated design documentation.
• Experience and operational proficiency with electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, multi-meters, etc. as well as components such as microcontrollers, PIC’s, EPLD, PLD’s, DSP’s. Knowledge of ground station equipment (receivers, bit syncs, decoms) and its function is a plus.
• Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
• Develops applications of controls, instruments, and systems for government and commercial sounding rocket programs; and of operational procedures and practices as they apply to sub-orbital rockets.

20% travel is required.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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