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Electrical Engineer

K2 Space

K2 Space

Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The Role

You will be responsible for designing, testing, and flying critical electronics across all of the K2 Space satellites. In your first 6 months you will prototype your first electronics assembly and execute environmental and performance testing to refine your designs. In your first year you will qualify your hardware for flight and begin designing even more capable devices for future generations of spacecraft. In your first two years you will have flown your electronics in space and developed novel designs across all avionics domains.


  • Design electronics PCBAs for spacecraft including architecture, component selection, circuit board design, board bring up and debugging

  • Qualify your designs through environmental testing including vibration, shock, thermal, and thermal vacuum testing

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to integrate your designs into the spacecraft systems and operate your hardware in flight

  • Develop test equipment, development PCBAs, and test scripts to assist with all of the above


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering or 3+ years of professional experience in electrical engineering

  • Experience designing and testing electronics PCBAs in a fast-paced environment

Nice to Have

  • Experience designing multi-layer PCBAs for high-speed digital applications

  • Experience with high performance kW scale isolated power converter design

  • Experience designing analog control loops, solid state load switches, motor inverters, EMI/EMC compliance, or sensor signal conditioning circuits

  • Experience with digital processors, FPGAs, memory chips, or network switches

  • Proficient with circuit simulation tools such as LTspice

  • Experience with component selection for use in radiation environments

  • Knowledge of filter design for stability, noise rejection, and surviving threat signals

  • Experience with load switch design and power path protection schemes

  • Experience programming in C/C++, Python, or Matlab

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base salary range for this role is $85,000 - $200,000 + equity in the company

  • Salary will be based on several factors including, but not limited to: knowledge and skills, education, and experience level

  • Comprehensive benefits package including unlimited paid time off, medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, paid parental leave, and many other perks

If you don’t meet 100% of the preferred skills and experience, we encourage you to still apply! Building a spacecraft unlike any other requires a team unlike any other and non-traditional career twists and turns are encouraged! If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Equal Opportunity

K2 Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with K2 Space is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.