The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa has an opening for a full-time Electrical Design Engineer. The Electrical Design Engineer is responsible for designing space flight electronics hardware capable of operating in the rigors of the extreme space environment. This engineer will serve as the electrical engineer for an instrument or a payload-subsystem and will be responsible for designing, analyzing, testing, and documenting electronic systems for spaceflight applications. Additional responsibilities include validating designs against requirements, implementing and testing interfaces, coordinating the activities of technical staff, working with manufacturers to assure design specification are met, and oversight of the assembly process. Responsible for testing and verifying the proper function of developmental designs, prototype hardware, and flight hardware. Collaborates with faculty in the planning, purchasing and/or designing the construction, modification, fabrication and installation of research equipment, systems and projects. This is a two-year specified term position with the possibility of extension.
Key Duties Include: • Analyze digital and analog electronic circuits for proper function utilizing both software and theoretical analysis tools. • Develop documentation of electronic circuits in compliance with a NASA-compliant quality assurance program. • Comply with quality assurance procedures for configuration control, non-conformance reporting, hardware handling procedures, and test procedures. • Work with faculty and staff to develop project plans both for projects underway and for new proposed projects. • Apply knowledge of digital and analog circuits to test and debug designs resulting in correct operation of circuits in compliance with requirements. • Communicate designs via schematics, functional block diagrams, and explanation of analysis. • Provide direction and consultation with all members of the project team.
Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering
Required Qualifications: • Minimum of 1 year of experience in the design, manufacture, and test of electronics systems including both analog and digital circuits • Basic proficiency with schematic capture software • Basic proficiency with SPICE circuit simulation software • Basic proficiency with circuit analysis • Basic proficiency with test equipment (bench power supplies, oscilloscope, network analyzer, etc.) • Experience working in small teams and/or projects • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite • Ability to thrive in an environment with limited direction and broad responsibilities • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Desired Qualifications: • Experience with Altium Designer • Experience designing, building, or testing spaceflight or similar high reliability systems • Experience with magnetic field, particle, or wave instruments • Experience in the product life cycle of spaceflight or similar high reliability systems • Experience with qualification testing for spaceflight or equivalent hardware • Experience presenting technical content at workshops, reviews, and mission meetings
Application Details: In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "relevant file" to the submission.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. Additional Information