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Jacobs Payloads Electrical/Digital Engineer in Severn, Maryland

Payloads Electrical/Digital Engineer


Do you have a passion for designing complex space-based geospatial intelligence systems? What about Radar systems, Software Defined Radios or ISR special projects – sound interesting? If so, then we have a great opportunity for you! We recently created a role for an electrical/digital hardware engineer to work in our Engineering Development and Special Projects (EDSP) group supporting our space payload projects.

EDSP is a rapidly growing business within the Rapid Solutions sector of Jacobs. This division is a small subset (<100) of the company comprised of engineers of various disciplines organized into product development teams. The small company atmosphere provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your engineering skills on the most challenging problems while also expanding your abilities and advancing your career.

You will:

-Design circuits at the schematic level.

-Select circuit components based on given requirements.

-Utilize development boards and/or breadboards to prove out circuit designs.

-Work with mechanical engineers to develop mechanical aspects of products.

-Oversee and inspect board layouts.

-Test circuit boards to prove they function as expected, debug as required.

-Assist in the development of production-level tests.

-Support transition to production.

-Perform failure analysis on problem areas.

-Document results of testing and failure analysis.

-Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.

-Assist in creating cost estimates for related activities.


-Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and 5 years experience or Master’s Degree and 3 years experience.

-Ability to design circuits at the schematic level

-Ability to read and understand datasheets for integrated circuits

-Good knowledge of electronic components and test equipment.

Desired Requirements (nice to have but not required):

-Experience designing space-qualified products.

-Understanding of BOM and product configuration practices.

-Ability to work in a dynamic environment with cross-functional teams.

-Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.

-Effective time management and prioritization skills.

-Excellent communication and documentation skills.

-Works well as a part of a team.

-Basic skills in Microsoft Office software products. - Good problem solving skills

-Ability to write software and/or firmware.

-Experience in micro-controller and/or FPGA based designs.

-Experience with Altium Designer or similar schematic/layout tools.

-Experience with low power tracking and/or communications products.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Severn-20356-SEV1

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: RAP00000I