SpaceX PCB Designer in Hawthorne, California

PCB Designer

Avionics - Hardware Design

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SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



You will be a member of the team responsible for printed circuit board design and associated technologies. You are a self-starter, team player, have the hunger to venture into unknown areas, results oriented and work cohesively within the team.


Determination of layer stackup, perform component package selection, component placement, routing feasibility studies, and signal routing of digital, analog, RF and power conversion Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)Library creation and maintenanceCreation and release of documentation for fabrication of PCBsCollaborate with internal teams and PCB vendors to continually improve design rules, constraints and Design for Test and Manufacture guidelinesPCB design tools, maintenance, evaluate new tools, and training team membersBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

5+ years of experience with PCB layout and routing in some or all of the following areas - modern passive and active electronics components, surface-mount, ball-grid array and similar fine pitch, high pin density components2+ years of experience with ECAD libraries and library configuration managementHigh school diplomaPREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering or similar area of studyDemonstrated understanding of Design for Manufacturability, Assembly, and TestExperience with Altium Designer AND/OR Mentor XpeditionExperience with layout of mixed analog and digital designs, high speed buses, FPGA, DRAM and CPU designs, power supplies, DC-DC converters, transmission lines, impedance controlled traces and power tracesHave a mix of MIL-STD, commercial and IPC standards and design based experienceExperience monitoring industry-wide parts alert databases (GIDEP)Ability to visualize component placement and interconnectivityExperience with scripting and automationExcellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with othersADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed.

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

Job Location

Hawthorne, CA, United States