Current Openings

Senior Spacecraft Power Systems Test Engineer

Job Description:

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking a Systems and Test Engineer to provide engineering test and evaluation support for the development of the Power System Electronics (PSE) of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
The ESES III contract includes the provision of electrical/electronic engineering support services and related work to the Engineering and Technology Directorate. The work includes the study, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification and operations of spaceflight, airborne and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions.

Responsibilities include:

• Responsible for the testing, data collection, and analysis of various flight and non-flight hardware including: Printed Circuit Boards, electrical/electronic components, assemblies, instruments, payloads and subsystems.
• Support development and execution of comprehensive procedures that verify all physical and functional requirements are evaluated.
• Support inspection, tests, and operational evaluation of flight and non-flight hardware and ground support equipment.
• Work with engineers and technicians to develop test procedures and conduct testing.
• Familiar with DC electrical power supplies, basic electrical circuits, and shall review and run assembly and test procedures.
• Support project meetings to determine or resolve issues related to testing.
• The candidate must be able to work well with others in a team environment. The candidate must have good communications skills and keep the customer and management team informed on work status.
• The candidate will be required to follow all applicable GSFC documents for compliance with quality and safety directives.
• Design and build interface control boxes and prototype circuit boards.
• Produce schematics and mechanical drawings using industry standard software packages such as AutoCAD.
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent education and/or experience in electrical test and integration of aerospace.
• 10 years or greater of relevant work experience in aerospace industry with concentration in working with spaceflight hardware will be considered to meet equivalent education requirements.
• Must have experience testing space flight systems, databases use in support, and test scripting.
• Must have an understanding of space flight hardware and electronic systems, experience with space systems environmental testing, and with ground and test systems and software.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be a US citizen, or valid visa holder, with ability to pass a Government background investigation.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience working on NASA GSFC in-house power system electronics.
• Familiarity with NASA GSFC work flows and experience with Work Order Authorization (WOAs) is desired.
• Hands-on experience with hardware testing using standard lab equipment such as Digital Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers would be a plus.

Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA and Digital Design Engineer)

Job Description:

Carr Astronautics Corporation is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA and Digital Design Engineer) in Greenbelt, MD to support the Electrical Systems Engineering Services III (ESES III) contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
The ESES III contract is tasked with providing a broad range of engineering and related services to the GSFC Electrical Engineering Directorate as required, for the formulation, design,development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies in support of NASA’s current and future spaceflight and ground system projects.
SSAI has a long history at NASA GSFC as a leading provider of science and engineering services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.

The Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA and Digital Design Engineer) will support the design and development of complex Ground Support, Testing, and Flight systems. This position will support all phases of FPGA and circuit design from developing requirements through test and validation. The successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver who is able to work around technical obstacles and work independently with little direct supervision. This individual will be a leader working in a fast-paced and challenging environment supporting multiple missions at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Required Qualifications:

• BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 or more years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with FPGA design utilizing the Microsemi RTG4.
• Strong circuit design, documentation and implementation of high-speed digital electronics, FPGAs, and embedded processor systems.
• Experience in developing specifications, and resource requirements for digital/FPGA designs.
• Ability to work requirements and flow down for system/subsystem/box/board needs.
• U.S. citizenship is required.

Desired Qualifications:

• Familiarity with PCIe, Ethernet, DSP, 1553, VPX, Infiniband is a plus.
• Familiarity with OrCAD CIS or Altium for schematic design is a plus.
• Digital system partitioning and function implementation in FPGAs and simulation is a plus.
• Familiarity with Solid Data Recorder (SDR) development.
• Designing for varied environments (temperature, shock, vibration) and radiation hardened FPGAs is a plus. NASA and space application preferred.
• Experience with design, analysis, and layout of PCBs with high-speed digital line rates of 1+Gb/s is a plus.
• Ability to work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with Hardware / Software Engineering and Systems Engineering is preferred.
• Proficiency with Xilinx, Microsemi, and Altera Tool Suites (VHDL, Synthesis, Place and Route, Simulation, Timing Analysis).

FPGA Designers

We are searching for FPGA design engineers at all levels to work at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center outside Washington, D.C. Successful candidates would have the opportunity to work on exciting space missions, including a next generation space telescope that will explore the origins of the universe and search for extra-solar planets, return visits to the moon, robotic systems to explore the solar system, and advanced systems to gather environmental data about planet Earth. Skills sought should relate to digital design for data handling and interfaces to camera systems and processors. Experience working with Microsemi devices preferred. Experience with hardware that works in radiation environments is a plus. Expected education level is a B.S. in EE or Computer Engineering. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card) is required.

Junior Computer Engineer/EE/Comp Sci

We are looking for a recent graduate with a degree in Computer Engineering, EE, or Comp Sci to join a team pioneering the development of applications for hybrid CPU-FPGA reconfigurable computers to fly in space and to realize digital designs including FPGAs for exciting next-generation NASA missions. A solid education in digital design is required with at least some exposure to FPGAs. We will provide advanced training and on-the-job learning opportunities for advance skills. Expected education level is a B.S. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card) is required.

Senior Integration & Test Engineer

Role/Responsibilities:

• Provide engineering support for the Integration and Test (I&T) of a high profile NASA project’s Avionics subsystem.
• Responsible for testing of various flight and non-flight hardware including: instruments; payloads; spacecraft components and subsystems, and integration onto the spacecraft.
• Support development and execution of comprehensive procedures that verify all physical and functional instrument/payload/spacecraft interface requirements.
• Execute test scripts and procedures that verify compliance and performance of spacecraft systems.
• Demonstrate experience with Telemetry and Control systems for spacecraft and instruments, specifically ITOS.
• Support I&T and environmental testing shifts which requires schedule flexibility (nights and weekends) and support of some 24x7 testing.
• Work with engineers and technicians to develop hardware assembly procedures.
• Familiar with DC electrical power supplies, basic electrical circuits, and shall review and run assembly and test procedures.
• Supervise assembly and test procedures executed by other technicians.
• Support I&T meetings to determine or resolve issues related to integration and testing.
• The candidate must be able to work well with others in a team environment. The candidate must have good communications skills and keep the customer and management team informed on work status.
• The candidate will be required to follow all applicable GSFC documents for compliance with quality and safety directives.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent education and/or experience in electrical test and integration of aerospace. 15 years or greater of relevant work experience in aerospace industry with concentration in working with spaceflight hardware will be considered to meet equivalent education requirements.
• 2 years or more of integration and test experience, specifically with spaceflight hardware.
• Experience with telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) systems such as ITOS, ASIST or Eclipse preferred.
• Experience working on NASA GSFC in-house spacecraft or in-house payload/instrument assembly, integration and test programs is preferred.
• Must have an understanding of space flight hardware and electronic systems, experience with space systems environmental testing, and with ground and test systems and software.
• Clean room familiarity and training
• Familiarity with NASA GSFC I&T work flows and experience with Work Order Authorization (WOAs) is desired.
• Excellent organizational, leadership, and verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be a US citizen with ability to pass a Government background investigation.