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Electrical Engineer (Levels I-III)

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

Electrical Engineers to work on our unique, often one-of-a-kind, scientific instruments for NASA missions.

A few to all of the responsibilities and skills below apply depending on the level of the applicant. We will review resumes and find the best balance of skills and people at different experience levels to fit appropriately within our team. More senior applicants should demonstrate the abilities and skills of many of the items below, but less experienced EEs should put their capabilities and skills on their resumes focusing in a few of the items in each category below.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest research institutes at the University of Colorado Boulder. With a focus on solar, stellar, space plasma, atmospheric and planetary sciences, LASP employs both experimental and theoretical approaches to answer key science questions. Since its inception in 1948, LASP has developed, operated, and analyzed the data from scientific instrumentation for solar science, Earth atmospheric, planetary, deep-space, and Earth-orbiting spacecraft missions investigating the Sun, all eight planets, Pluto, and beyond. The progressive development of research capabilities and the use of innovative technologies in pursuit of emerging research initiatives ensures a continued leadership role for LASP in today’s growing “new space” era.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Collaborate with Instrument Systems Engineers on the development of electrical requirements and verification plans.
  • Work closely with supply chain management on the procurement and subcontract of electrical parts, and components to ensure on time delivery.
  • Design and support design analyses for the instrument’s electrical and electronics systems.
  • Work closely with the Instrument Program Management as a member of the program leadership team.

What You Should Know

  • Able to travel domestically (up to one trip per quarter).
  • Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time position is $67,774.31 - $129,126.98. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting.

EE I Salary Range: $67,774.31 - $88,155.42

EE II Salary Range: $82,102.44 - $106,792.30

EE III Salary Range: $99,273.44 - $129,126.98


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be ambitious. Be groundbreaking. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A Bachelors degree.

What You Will Need

  • Breadth and depth in many areas of the EE discipline commensurate with 0-15+ years’ experience designing electrical systems for space applications, including but not limited to:
    • Harnesses
    • Ground Support Equipment (H/W and S/W)
    • Embedded Design (H/W and S/W)
    • Digital PWB design
    • Digital FPGA (VHDL/Verilog) design
    • Analog/Detector/Mechanism Control/Monitoring
      • Low-noise, precision analog
    • Power Conversion (LVPS/HVPS)
    • Parts & Radiation Engineer
    • Layout techniques and management
      • Especially signal and power integrity, and mixed signal grounding methods
    • EMI/EMC design methods and test procedures
    • ESD mitigation, vacuum systems, thermal management
    • Electrical test and design verification
    • Analysis tools, common software tools, test integration software
    • Workmanship standards required by NASA
  • Experience with schematic design tools (OrCad, Allegro, Eagle, Altium).
  • Experience with simulation tools (PSpice & LTSpice).
  • Experience with layout tools (OrCad, Allegro, Eagle, Altium).
  • Familiarity with spacecraft EMI/EMC requirements and testing.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness to mentor/teach.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
  • Knowledgeable in other engineering disciplines (systems, mechanical, flight software, thermal, optical).
  • Experience leading design teams within an Integrated Product Team organizational structure.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience in building instruments through their full lifecycle (concept development, requirements derivation, analysis, design, integration, test/verification, and launch)
  • Experience with DOORS Next Generation, Python, Matlab, or other engineering software

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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