Tuesday , January 31 2023

Smithsonian Hiring – Electronics Engineer

Website Smithsonian Institution

Job Description:

The purpose of the position is to provide expert electronics/electrical systems engineering support to the development of advanced instrumentation for ground-based and space-based astrophysical and astronomical data collection on various Central Engineering supported projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical consultation to CfA scientists and other engineering staff in instrument electrical design.
  • Plan and direct the activities of technicians and designers in areas related to the design and fabrication of electronic assemblies.
  • Travel, both domestically and internationally, to telescope sites, vendor facilities NASA centers, and the facilities of other associated organizations in support of proposal, design, calibration, test, integration, and mission operations activities.
  • Provide hands-on support of the build, test, and integration of new electrical hardware designs for instruments and support existing instrument hardware in the field.
  • Liaison with hardware contractors and subcontractors as required.
  • Contribute to the architecture and development of electrical systems, subsystems, modules, and components.
  • Document work in technical memoranda, reports, test plans, and procedures, and present work to scientists and engineers.
  • Investigate, select, justify, and oversee procurement of critical electrical, electro-optical, and servo-mechanical components used in astrophysical instrumentation and its development.
  • Work with scientific investigators to establish the electrical requirements of new projects, translate scientific objectives into instrument performance characteristics and achievable hardware.

Job Requirements:

  • Must file Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interests
  • Pre- and post-appointment background investigation.
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Must participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds for salary payment.

Job Details:

Company: Smithsonian Institution

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Baltimore, MD, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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