Associate Electrical Engineer Job

Job ID: SEV20162809-36768

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Daily responsibilities will require direct contact with satellite and space flight hardware. Candidate will be responsible for performing system integration and test activities working in small groups or independently. Candidate must be able to take direction and tackle issues utilizing skills obtained in the field of Electrical engineering, or a related discipline, preferably as it relates to system level integration and test.

Required skills include the ability to communicate clearly, to write clear and technically accurate work instructions, and to use critical thinking to troubleshoot problems. International travel to support launch campaigns may be required. Shift and weekend work to support testing will be required

Specific Duties include:

• Work independently with lead engineers to develop and maintain test software scripts and procedures based on process improvements, product line changes, and new designs
• Integration of electrical components to harness and Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE)
• System level testing of electrical systems (Electrical Power subsystems, Command and Data Handling, Thermal Control Systems, and Attitude Control Systems)
• Launch Campaign system testing and final vehicle preparation at launch sites
• Learn and develop proficiency on ground command and telemetry support systems
• Design and develop ground support equipment checkout and certification procedures
• Evaluate and implement Lean solutions to decrease cycle times
• Writing and testing MAESTRO, STOL or similar script language

Required Qualifications:

• A Bachelors Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
• US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong Software Background; Matlab, and Perl , Python or C++ or C Sharp Experience Familiarity with Electrical Test Equipment (oscilloscopes, DMM’s, Function generators, etc)

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Salary Range
$61,000.00 - 91,000.00
per Year
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Dulles, VA, US