Spacecraft Electrical Engineering Manager- SF Office

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Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour.At Capella you’ll workin a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

About the Space Systems R&D Team

The Space Systems R&D Team is a multidisciplinary team within the Engineering department. We keep our eye out for the state-of-the-art technologies and bring them to the space vehicle to implement the product road map. Members of the teamwork across the organization to collaborate on requirements and implementation approaches to deliver innovative new systems. This means we look for lifelong learners who are eager to go out of their comfort zone to understand the needs of the teams around them.

About the Role

We seek an energetic lead hardware design engineer with experience in designing, testing, and troubleshooting prototype and space flight systems down to the component level.

What you’ll do

  • You will lead a team of electrical engineers along with performing design tasks to support next generation electronics.
  • You will be a key member of a small group of engineers responsible for the core avionics of the satellite, including digital and analog systems.
  • You will be at the forefront of architecting a product from beginning to end.
  • You will be expected to work with a multidisciplinary team to define the overall system design, parts selection, and testing approaches.

Desired Qualifications (Not All Are Expected):

  • 7-10+ years of experience designing, testing, and troubleshooting complex board designs and avionics systems in a hardware R&D lab environment
  • Understanding of hardware evaluation methodologies, including development of test cases/suites, performance analysis, test automation, and data analysis
  • Extensive knowledge of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, thermal chambers, and other test equipment
  • Expert knowledge of signal Integrity and experience with applying It and Identifying Issues
  • Familiarity with I2C, SPI, PCIe, USB, etc
  • Expert knowledge of modern analog and digital electronics
  • Expert knowledge of Altium design tools or other similar electronic CAD tools
  • Ability to understand an embedded electronics architecture and Identify Its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience with designing high reliability systems Is a bonus
  • Experience working on space flight projects


In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending
  • Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • FSA and HSA
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible PTO
  • Gourmet-style, Daily Lunch
  • Capella Community Events
  • Equity Commuter and Parking benefits
  • Parental Leave
  • Dog-friendly Work Environment (SF)
  • Cell and Internet Monthly Stipend
Capella Space
Capella Space

United States, San Francisco, CA

Posted 7 months ago

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