Orbital ATK Careers

Sr Electrical Engineer

Greenbelt, MD
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: WSS20172707-40519

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.


•Design, develop, and test high voltage (10+ kV) low current power supplies for space applications including, but not limited to, instruments, detectors, and lasers.

•Perform schematic design, component selection, and magnetics design and testing in support of Printed Wiring Board (PWB) development as well as oversee board layout and testing.

•Develop test plans and procedures to support bench top and vacuum chamber tests for high voltage applications at component and subsystem levels; conduct tests, collect and analyze data and report results.

•Develop EGSE and data acquisition systems to collect test data using commercial of the shelf hardware and standard lab equipment (Multimeters, oscilloscopes).

•Assist with technical proposals by providing proof of concept designs and prototypes as well as proposal technical write-ups.

•Work within a team to coordinate activities and accomplish objectives.


•Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent education and experience, in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics from an accredited institution.

•Ten years of professional experience with minimum two years of applicable experience.

•Prior hands on experience with parts selection, flight magnetics, and board layout and testing.

•Prior experience in operating laboratory instrumentation, corona testing, and high voltage safety practices.

•Familiarity with design for manufacturing elements associated with high voltage power supplies including vacuum potting techniques, high dielectric constant materials and vacuum systems in general.

•Familiarity with end use applications of high voltage power supplies including Ionization Sources, ESA type instrumentation using CEM and MCP detectors, and Photometers used in low level light detection.

•Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

•Must be able to pass a Government background investigation for access to government facilities.  No sponsorship.



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: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space