Harness Engineer, Principal | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO Starting from $220000.00 per year

Harness Engineer, Principle | York Space Systems 


York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team across the board. 


We are seeking a Harness Engineer, Principal. This position is responsible for the full lifecycle of harness.  This includes creating a harness design from clean sheet to integrating the harness onto the spacecraft. The lead is also responsible for tasking other engineers supporting the design, procurement of parts, and oversight of harness manufacturing.  This is a multi-disciplinary role that crosses electrical, mechanical, systems, and manufacturing. 



  • Architect and design overall harness system for bus and payloads for specific missions 

  • Work with every subsystem to ensure design meets requirements and allocations 

  • Create pin-to-pin electrical schematics and review schematics generated by others 

  • Oversee or create 3D harness models in Solidworks 

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for connectors, materials, harness design and harness manufacturing 

  • Create presentations for design reviews and customer reviews when necessary 

  • Oversee harness routing and manufacturing 

  • Meet with multi-disciplinary stakeholders to gather harness design objectives and requirements   

  • Ability to go above and beyond job duties described herein 



  • Passionate about space and self-motivating / self-tasking 

  • Pride in the quality of your work 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or a related technical field.  Masters a plus 

  • 10+ years of full lifecycle design of harnesses for old-space vehicles or space payloads or 4+ years in new-space working multiple fast-paced harness designs.  Knowledge and understanding of what you did wrong on previous designs 

  • Solid understanding of aerospace harness standards such as AS50881, NASA 8739.4 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 

  • Solid understanding of aerospace and commercial grade connectors, wires, and materials 

  • Solid understanding of common best practices associated with harness design and routing. 

  • Understand requirements associated with routing different types of signals (power, analog, digital) 

  • 1+ years' experience using Zuken E3 for harness schematics on a daily basis (Capital Logic may substitute) 

  • Experience with 3D CAD tools such as Solidworks, Creo, NX or similar 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain U.S. security clearance (U.S. citizenship required) 


York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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