Press Release

NanoRacks is Hiring – Electrical/Avionics Engineer

By SpaceRef Editor
June 22, 2017
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Position: Electrical/Avionics Engineer
Location: Houston, Texas

General Description:

NanoRacks is the leading provider of commercial access to low-Earth orbit. The company has been called the “UPS of space” by Fast Company magazine. Our payload integration services provide access for both suborbital and low-Earth orbit environments. Additionally, NanoRacks was selected by NASA as one of six companies to develop a concept study for commercial platforms in low-Earth orbit and beyond.

NanoRacks is seeking a full time employee at the Houston Office which is located nearby NASA Johnson Space Center.

Who You Are:

You are a self-starter, someone happy to be working in a high-paced, commercial environment. You fit perfectly in a company where there are few layers; where everyone is hard at work for our dozens of domestic and international customers most of whom are using our hardware onboard the International Space Station. You have always been attracted to the space program and dream of the future.


Leading functions assigned in electrical design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of electrical and avionics hardware, including electrical ground support equipment and flight hardware destined for the International Space Station
Prioritizing workload to insure timely delivery of flight and non-flight hardware to our customers
Performing design and integration of electrical systems which may include: digital and analog circuit design, DC-DC converter and power supply integration, microelectronics, cable harness assembly, electrical design software (e.g. Altium) and mechatronics
Produce and/or read electrical and avionics schematics and assemblies
Utilizing lab equipment including digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, frequency counter/timers, waveform/function generators, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers and in-circuit emulators through all phases of development
Create Test Plans, Test Procedures, Test Reports and Record of Assembly documents
Interface frequently with other disciplines including Mechanical, Safety and Flight Operations to provide electrical engineering support throughout all phases of hardware build and delivery
Provide support to our customers and internal payloads management
Experience Preferred:

Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or related technical field
Proven working knowledge of electrical/avionics engineering principles
Experience in laboratory electrical design, test and fabrication
Proficiency with USB, DIO, UDP, 422, Ethernet, GigE, SPI, 1553 and other interfaces/protocols
PCB design, fabrication and integration experience
Proficient with laboratory electronic equipment and procedures
US Citizenship
Download the Electrical/Avionics Engineer PDF. To apply, please send your resume to

SpaceRef staff editor.