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Electrical Engineer I

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute of CU-Boulder at the international forefront of research in solar, planetary, atmospheric, and space plasma physics. Our record of excellence in instruments and spacecraft, mission operations, and science data analysis is supported by organizational expertise in space-flight electronics; flight, ground and science analysis software, mechanisms, structures, detectors, and optics across a wide spectral range. This includes sensors for optical, energetic particle, dust, electric field, and magnetic field measurements. LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent at least one instrument to the sun, the moon, every planet in the solar system, Pluto, and beyond. We are a non-profit organization with over 500 professionals and over 100 students with broad technical capabilities who highly value our culture of excellence. Our Engineering division has the role of inventing at LASP – leveraging current technologies focused on innovative solutions and developing new technologies to solve complex scientific and mission questions. The Electrical Engineering department has positions open for highly skilled and enthusiastic individuals who will be involved on projects from concept to launch.

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

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Design, analyze, test and deliver space flight electronics.
  • Work closely with other engineers and other fields (Systems, Mechanical, Thermal, Software, Science, QA and Project Management) as required.
  • Perform design and reliability analyses including Parts Stress Analysis and Worst Case Analysis.
  • Work with external vendors for layout, assembly, etc. as required.
  • Assist in requirements generation and verification.
  • Generate peer-review and NASA review materials.

What You Should Know

  • Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this full-time position is $61,184 - $85,717.36 annually.


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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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science and/or electrical and computer engineering.

What We Would Like You To Have

Design knowledge in one or more of these EE fields:

  • Electrical Wiring Harness Design and Manufacturing
  • Ground Support Equipment Design (hardware and / or software)
  • Embedded Microprocessor System Design (hardware and / or software)
  • Digital Printed Wiring Board (a.k.a., Printed Circuit Board) Layout
  • Digital FPGA Design and Verification (VHDL/Verilog)
  • Analog/Detector/Mechanism Control Design and Monitoring
  • Low noise analog circuit design
  • Motor controller design
  • Power Conversion (Low-Voltage and/or High-Voltage Power Supplies)
  • Schematic Design tools (OrCad, Eagle, Altium, PSpice, etc.)
  • Circuit simulation tools (PSpice, LTspice, etc.)
  • Layout Tools (PADS, Eagle, Altium, ORCAD PCB, CAM350 or equivalent)

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
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 the position is 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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