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Near Space Corporation

Electrical Engineer

Engineering · Tillamook, Oregon
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

We Are Seeking an Electrical Engineer

As an Electrical Engineer, you utilize your analytical and technical skills to develop new systems or improve the performance and efficiency of existing products. You are responsible for performing detailed design, testing, programming, and assembly of flight avionics for electrical systems of unmanned aerospace projects, including both high-altitude balloons and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The ability to troubleshoot electronics and understand electronic component testing is essential to being successful at NSC. As an analytical thinker, you mature project and flight design requirements into actual avionics hardware that performs required system functions. Our success is demonstrated by developing new systems, making improvements to existing systems, designing and conducting a variety of tests on electronic components, and troubleshooting and solving technical problems.


What You’ll Do

  • Design, test, and integrate C3 (Command, Control, & Communications), video transmission, tracking, and termination systems for UAS carrying customer payloads
  • Develop electrical schematics to meet requirements and guide the layout process of PCBs
  • Lead test and qualification efforts of completed designs
  • Conduct critical design reviews and create documentation packages
  • Prepare wiring and schematic drawings for avionics and electrical systems
  • Install, test, and troubleshoot avionics and communications equipment
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, design, and/or install electronic equipment
  • Create system interconnect drawings, cable and harness drawings, and Bills of Material
  • Perform a technology refresh as necessary for legacy designs
  • Support flight operations, including flight-line activities and ground station operations, as assigned
  • Position requires 10-20% travel


What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • 5 years minimum experience with avionics/electronic systems
  • EMI control, RF and system level testing experience
  • Component integration and wiring harness design experience
  • Telemetry systems experience
  • Design knowledge of electronic and communications systems, components, and materials
  • Lead Electrical Engineer on UAS platforms 
  • Design knowledge of UAS electrical systems, components, and materials 
  • Proficient electronic assembly skills including soldering and handling of sensitive electronic components

*Please submit a cover letter explaining how your experience is relevant to the responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer role and your level of knowledge of the requirements


Special Requirements

This position requires access to or use of information which is subject to the federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR. ITAR and EAR define “U.S. Person” as Any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. – unable to provide sponsorship


What You’ll Appreciate About Us

  • Exceptional Culture. Friendly-competitions and fun-focused events keep us united as a family.
  • Niche Development. Everyone here wears many hats; therefore, you learn more in this role than you could ever imagine.
  • Location! Location! Location! The place where spectacular natural beauty lives, a variety of outdoor adventures and an amazing community to support all of your fun hobbies. There’s something to do for everyone!
  • Health & Well-being. With a remarkable benefit package, including competitive wages, health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, a retirement plan, and holiday pay, we make sure you’re well taken care of.


Why Us?

We are the epitome of how science and technology will change the world. Located west of Portland on the beautiful Oregon Coast, Near Space Corporation values innovation, teamwork, safety and offers an environment of growth and commitment. Specializing in the testing and maturing of space and aviation technologies, NSC has extensive experience providing relevant space like environments for maturing new technologies and testing concepts of operations using high altitude balloons and UAVs. For over 25 years, we’ve been successfully operating as a small high-altitude ballooning company and more recently NSC began operating the Tillamook UAS Test Range, which is an instrumental piece of integrating manned and unmanned aircraft into the NAS. This is why we need you, the best of the best. If you enjoy aerospace, unmanned systems, and flight testing… you are in the right place! This is where ideas fly!


Equal Employment Opportunity 

NSC is an equal opportunity employer who focuses on building a culture where differences are valued. Our mission of leveraging new technology is achieved by embracing diversity and providing an inclusive workforce. NSC employment is based on competence, qualifications, merit, performance, and business need.


In connection with an application for employment and as a condition of continuing employment, investigative background inquiries may be made on including previous employers, schools, consumer credit, criminal convictions, motor vehicle, and other reports. As a condition of employment, all candidates must successfully complete and pass a background check and a pre-employment drug screen. Candidates who refuse to complete contingencies of an offer, including the pre-employment drug screen, will not be hired by Near Space Corporation. In connection with this application, you release and agree to hold harmless any individual, company, business institution or government agency from all liability with regard to furnishing information to Near Space Corporation. I agree to release and hold harmless Near Space Corporation from all liability with respect to the receipt of such information.

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