Orbital ATK Careers

Sr Designer

Dulles, VA

Job Description

Job ID: JSD20182401-43392

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.


Under general supervision, following general instructions and with discretion as to work details, develop complete major layout and engineering drawings of complicated components and assemblies such as schematics, interconnect lists, parts breakdown, printed circuit board layouts, wire lists, etc., from notes, rough sketches, or general instructions of engineers and designers.  Make mathematical calculations as required.  Determine scaling, insert necessary reference planes, centering and dimension lines, hidden line interpolations and sectioning.  May use special techniques in schematic drawing, isometric, orthographic, perspective projection or other techniques of technical illustration.  Contribute design modifications to improve quality of product or manufacturing operation.  Working knowledge of tolerances, materials, finishes, etc.  May provide work leadership to staff.

The Applicant will be responsible for the design of high density mixed technology printed circuit cards per IPC and Orbital ATK Design Specifications. This designer will be responsible for the creation of schematic, fabrication, and circuit card assembly drawing packages and for checking drawings created by other designers.  The work will consist of a combination of board types, but mostly analog & digital and will have both thru hole and SMT parts, but mostly SMT. The layers are usually around 12-18.  Experience using Cadence Allegro AWB for the board layout and Cadence Allegro HDL for schematic capture is preferred.


Required Qualifications:

A High School Diploma or General Education Degree or equivalent experience is required.

Five years of related experience is required.

Knowledge of Windows & CAD required. Additional Skills:  Cadence Allegro AWB & Allegro HDL experience


Preferred Qualifications:

An Associate’s degree in electronics or a related technical field is preferred.


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: High School/GED
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space