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Senior Spacecraft Harness Design Engineer

El Segundo, California
29 Aug 2022
Company Overview

Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Job Summary

As a Senior Spacecraft Harness Design Engineer, you will work with a small team on exciting and fast paced space programs. We are looking for talented individuals who can manage complex interfaces and are willing to innovate. In this role you will have opportunities to act as a design engineer, a test engineer, a manufacturing engineer, and a systems engineer for the harness subsystems of multiple satellites. From proposal creation to designing schematics to working hands on in the harness lab to watching a satellite being pushed onto a truck and taken to the launch site, you'll have a hand in it all.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plan and track signal interconnections between components
  • Generate harness schematic drawings in Microsoft Visio or Zuken E3
  • Determine appropriate materials usage (e.g. connectors, backshells, contacts, etc) and wire treatment (shielding, twisting, etc) to apply per applicable satellite mission requirements, industry standards, and Millennium Space Systems standards
  • Prepare harness assembly instructions to be used by harness assembly technicians
  • Coordinate with harness assembly technicians during assembly process
  • Plan and execute harness test procedures
  • Coordinate with satellite assembly engineers during satellite build and test
  • Assist in proposal and business development efforts
  • Brief design and analysis materials to program managers, customers, and/or sponsors
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, or updating harness design, assembly, and test standards
  • Mentor junior team members on the technical aspects of harness design

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar major
  • Methodical electrical design, testing, and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Ability to create detail-oriented designs while not losing sight of the higher-level design needs
  • Must be versatile and able to perform and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Minimum of 8 years of directly relevant harness experience
  • Detailed and hands-on knowledge of harness fabrication and workmanship criteria/standards
  • Knowledge of connectors for wire harness applications
  • Ability to create/revise technical documents

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience leading harness teams in a fast-paced engineering environment
  • Experience with satellite programs and a variety of satellite busses
  • Familiarity with programming languages like Python, C or C++, MATLAB, etc
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities, spacecraft integration and test, and launch operations
  • Experience with automotive manufacturing or other high-production environments
  • Knowledge of connectors for spaceflight applications (MIL-C-D38999, MIL-83513, GSFC 311P407, GSFC 311P409, etc)

Benefits And Perks

Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan. Relocation assistance to Southern California can be provided.

Before applying, please note:

Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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