Orbital ATK Principal Electrical Engineer in Dulles, Virginia

Principal Electrical Engineer

Locations:Dulles, VA

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


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Job ID:WSS20172305-39715

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Work with other digital designers, RF engineers and signal processing engineers as part of an integrated product development team to implement signal processing algorithms on digital communication subsystems.

Required Qualifications:

Current Top Secret level clearance required with valid a background investigation

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in satellite communication systems engineering, implementation, and testing which must include at least 2 years in design of electronic circuits for use in harsh/space environments.

  • Must have Extensive experience in product development, planning and life cycle management; requirements analysis, traceability and documentation and generation of concepts of operation.

  • Expert in high speed analog (GHz) and digital data acquisition circuit design including simulation of analog, power and digital circuitry for space applications.

  • Expert in proper circuit board layout techniques for low EMI, EMC, and ESD constraints pertaining to space systems.

  • Expert in design of sensor interfaces and control electronics.

  • Expert in use of Cadence ADW schematic capture and Sigrity PCB analysis tools.

  • Extensive skills in operation of lab equipment, troubleshooting and bench testing of circuit designs.

  • Previous exposure to various digital system hardware components and respective testing methods using logic analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, vector signal analyzers, and spectrum analyzers is required.

  • Experience with Cadence ADW schematic capture and Sigrity PCB analysis tools, PSpice and other signal integrity verification tools is required

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years