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Electrical Engineer III

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Middleton
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to unleash your technical creativity? Dream, Innovate, Inspire and Empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination!

Electrical engineers at Sierra Nevada Corporation research, create conceptual designs, schematics, develop detailed designs, and interface with other design teams (mechanical, software, systems) as well as test, certify, deploy and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. In addition to design tasks, you will be responsible for requirements compliance, proper documentation, and providing support to internal manufacturing and test teams.

Applications include analog and digital based implementations of closed loop control systems, open loop electro-mechanical systems, motor drive and control, rocket engine controls and monitoring, LED lighting systems, data acquisition and control, communications, telemetry and health monitoring, and power management.

The candidate will also provide other electrical engineering support as necessary, including requirements development, communicating with suppliers and procurement, and participating in technical reviews (design, test readiness, manufacturing readiness, etc.) with design teams and customers. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, the ability to function independently in a technically demanding environment, and a willingness to work with a diverse team of engineers, technicians, and support staff.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Understanding of Computer Aided Engineering tools

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design & development teams

  • Hands-on familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, etc.

  • Experience in analog and digital electronics design

  • Excellent communication skills required

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with an emphasis on meeting customer schedules

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Exposure to simulations through functional and logical models and system analysis

  • Background in aerospace, defense, or medical electronics

  • Experience composing and analyzing Electrical Load Analysis (ELA),  circuit modeling, simulation, and analysis

  • Familiarity with electrostatic discharge (ESD) and lightning protection

  • Knowledge of industry-standard electrical design principles, to include, but not limited to model-based definition, electrical component selection, manufacturing, and production processes

  • Familiar with Electro Magnetic Effects (EME) to include, Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI)

  • Understanding of the printed circuit board layout process and tools

  • Experience with embedded systems, including microcontrollers and FPGAs, helpful, but not required

  • Experience with electronics design and analysis tools, such as Altium Designer and LTSpice


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station.  Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Madison , Electrical Engineer III, Other , Middleton, Wisconsin

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