Power Electronics Engineer

HOUSTON, TX

Overview: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking bold and dynamic engineers who are preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

 

Summary: This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas.  This position will be responsible for defining and executing the following engineering processes:

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for or medical or religious accommodation is necessary

Duties and Responsibilities:

·           Work in a collaborative engineering team environment to produce power electronics and battery modules for a commercial human spaceflight module

·           Responsible for design, development, and testing of electrical equipment, components, and systems for human-rated spaceflight environment

·           Perform trade studies for technical solutions, including make/buy recommendations

·           Develop interface control documentation for connection to the International Space Station

·           DDT&E and operation of electrical power systems

·           Perform parametric sizing and determine optimal configurations for varying design inputs

·           Resolve problems encountered in testing and verification processes

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Engineering required (graduate degree preferred) with a minimum of 20 years experience
  •       Success designing, developing, testing, and verifying human spaceflight electrical power systems
  •      Knowledge of electrical system wiring, harnessing, batteries/cells, photovoltaics, power conversion
  •      understanding of PCB layout, manufacturing, EEE parts selection and environmental qualifications

Skills:

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  •      Ability to apply mathematical and engineering principles/methods to electrical system designs
  •       Oral and written communication skills 
  •      Entrepreneurial mindset, eager to solve problems and identify original opportunities
  •      Shows commitment to inspiring others
  •      Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment
  •      Can balance the speed of innovation with the rigors and discipline required of human spaceflight

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  •      Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  •      Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  •     Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  •      Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  •     Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost-saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  •      Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

 

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional 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 disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.