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Power Supply Design Engineer

Irvine, California
Job Type
15 Feb 2021
Power Supply Engineer

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital company, is seeking a motivated and experienced Electrical Engineer at our Irvine, CA location. Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nano-satellite and micro-satellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As a Power Supply Engineer, the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative spacecraft solutions for internal and external customers.

Specific Tasks And Responsibilities Will Include
  • Low-level schematic design of power supplies using analog and/or digital control loops
  • Complete methodical schematic and PCB layout peer reviews and rigorous documentation of results and comments.
  • Hardware requirements generation, verification and validation.
  • Creation of electrical block diagrams, architecture diagrams, schematics, circuit analysis, and design presentations.
  • Maintenance existing schematic designs including tailoring and modifications
  • Collaboration with software, mechanical and system engineers to develop optimal solutions to complex problems including thermal management, layout support, and harness design and routing
  • Development of custom test interface hardware.
  • Development of assembly procedures, test plans, and fabrication documentation.
  • Cooperative debug, test and requirement verification activities.
  • Contribute towards continuous technology and process improvement.

  • BS or MS in EE, CPE or equivalent degree.
  • Knowledge of Power Supplies in the 50W to 600W+ Range
    Aerospace-specific experience is preferred.
  • Competency with standard test equipment oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, logic analyzer.
  • System debug skills.
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout (preferably Altium).
  • Knowledge of PCB layout best practices.
  • Meticulous design documentation, and attention to detail.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to provide and receive constructive criticism.
  • Desires
    • Experience with Bi-Directional Power Supply Design
    • Experience with Regenerative Braking Systems
    • Experience with inductor and transformer design for Space


  • Salary and benefits are market competitive.
  • 100% paid PPO medical benefits plan for eligible employees + family.
To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.

Terran Orbital/Tyvak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, veteran status, disability status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.
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  • Job Reference: 231960944-2
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent