Electronics Design Engineer – Space Exploration Electronic Systems

Position ID: ADV0007LF

Posting Date: October 13, 2023

Location: Houston, TX

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and
working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over
the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and
deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are
excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s
pursuits in deep space exploration.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Electronics Design Engineer – Space Exploration Electronic
Systems to join our JETS II contract team at Johnson Space Center.


• Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 55
other Electronics and Electrical Engineers.
• Work directly with or as a Team Lead and associated Electrical Engineers on a given project.
• Support new designs from conception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational
test and deployment.
• Provide design support and guidance in various aspects of Electronics System Development.
• Be familiar with NASA specifications for Electronics Component development.
• Develop component test stand architectures for various components.
• Design and generate electrical component and lab instrumentation test system designs.
• Develop and or modify LabVIEW code for various test systems.
• Develop detailed test verification procedures.
• Work with electrical and mechanical technicians to build and test designed systems.
• Develop and test various breakout boxes and digital/analog sensor emulation systems.
• Perform electrical evaluation/selection of instrumentation (pressure transducers, flow
meters, pumps, fans, RTDs,Thermocouples, etc.).
• Troubleshoot and repair existing test systems.
• Conduct analog and digital printed circuit board design for various application needs.
• Develop test software modules to perform specific tests.
• Work with eCAD designer to develop printed circuit board designs.
• Work in a laboratory environment, following standard operating procedures.
• Perform other duties as required and assigned.


• Familiarity with data interface protocols and associated hardware such as Ethernet, RS232, RS422, RS485, I2C, SPI, etc.
• Experience with test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function.
• Generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers.
• Prior experience with cable design.
• Prior experience in the design and testing of analog instrumentation systems.
• Prior experience in the design and testing of stepper and brushless DC-DC control circuits.
• Prior experience in the design and testing of power supply and conditioning systems.
• Prior experience in version control software like Subversion (SVN).
• Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS.
• Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, SharePoint, and Outlook.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.


This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, requirements,
and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has
been advertised.

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2 – 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
• Prior experience with Analog, Digital, and Power electrical schematic entry and printed circuit
board layout tools such as Altium Designer.
• Prior experience with data acquisition systems (especially National Instruments) and LabVIEW code development.
• Prior experience with FPGA circuitry design and coding in associated VHDL development environments.
• Prior experience with microcontroller circuitry design and associated embedded software development environments.
• Prior experience in cable design for space applications.
• Prior experience with JSC standards and processes.

Mclaurin is a unique organization with a special focus on combining the best features of research and industry in order to foster innovation. Our organization strongly supports research, publication, and engagement with the academic community. We encourage our employees to remain on the cutting edge of new developments in their respective disciplines. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, and if applicable, a list of relevant publications and research using the contact form below.

US Citizenship and the ability to pass a comprehensive security background investigation is required.

Mclaurin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.