Orbital ATK Careers

Senior Electrical Engineer - FPGA

Greenbelt, MD
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JSD20182002-44019

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.


Support/participate design reviews (PDR, CDR, PER, etc.), as a project, subsystem, and experimenter representative.

  • Work on-site at Goddard
  • BSEE with minimum 5 years of experience
  • Working knowledge of microprocessor/FPGA design and implementation.
  • Working knowledge of analog electronics design.
  • Ability to implement mechanism control and sensing electronics designs for flight and EGSE hardware.
  • Ability to design mechanism control/drive systems and sensing electronics utilizing stepper/brushless motors and various sensing devices.
  • Proficient MathWorks/MATLAB or other equivalent software tools.
  • Proficient with Test Equipment’s required for control electronics characterization.
  • Ability to verify control system designs and performance using simulation software such as PSpice, MathWorks/MATLAB or other equivalent software tools.
  • Ability to implement algorithms written in “C” and/or “C++” languages into embedded microprocessor systems.


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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space