Electrical Systems Engineering, Principal | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO Starting from $225000.00 per year

Electrical Systems Engineer, Principal | 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 Principal Electrical Systems Engineer.  This leadership role within York is responsible for technical oversight and mentoring the electrical systems team.  The electrical systems team is responsible for all design, analysis, integration, and testing of electrical systems on York’s satellites, including in house designs and purchased systems. The electrical team is also responsible for the electrical power subsystem (EPS) on York’s satellites. 



  • Collaborate across engineering to develop requirements and test plans for electrical system designs. 

  • Work with stakeholders to determine priorities for the electrical systems team. 

  • Communicate with supply chain, purchasing and programs to ensure component and assembly procurement meets program demands. 

  • Represent the team in design reviews, customer meetings, risk reviews etc.   

  • Ensure electrical systems risks are identified, captured, and mitigated. 

  • Lead and manage the electrical systems team, ensuring delivery of key project needs while developing world class engineers. 

  • Facilitate and create a culture of collaboration across engineering and production teams, driving relevant and timely communication around all key interfaces. 

  • Help organize and manage group knowledge, processes, and best practices. 

  • Assist with testing, design, layout, programming, analysis, as needed depending on skillsets. 


Required Skills 

  • Extensive understanding of electronics design, PCB layout, library management. 

  • Experience with current best practices and emerging philosophies on PCB assembly, manufacturing, and procurement. 

  • Experience organizing and developing requirements and test plans, demonstrated experience in implementing best practices and continuous improvements. 

  • Experience organizing and mentoring an electrical team, demonstrated success coaching and mentoring young and experienced staff. 


Desired Technical Specialties 

  • Space Experience 

  • Understanding of space environment: Radiation, surface charging, thermal, outgassing, etc. 

  • Understanding of all satellite subsystems 

  • EPS Experience 

  • Experience designing satellite power systems 

  • Analysis and simulation of power budgets and power systems 

  • Sizing and design of spacecraft batteries 

  • Analysis of solar array design and solar array sizing 

  • Knowledge of grounding schemes on spacecraft 

  • Programming experience 

  • C, Python, Bash, test equipment programming (SCPI) 

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