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Electrical Engineer

Company: Center for Astrophysics - Harvard & Smithsonian
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Center for Astrophysics - Harvard & Smithsonian asks the big science questions, including:--- -What happened in the early universe?--- -What do black holes look like?--- -How do stars and planets form and evolve?--- -Does life exist outside the solar system?
Responsibilities:At the CfA, engineers work collaboratively with scientists to develop instrumentation that will get us closer to answering these questions. From worldwide telescope arrays that can image black holes to space missions studying solar emissions, this is truly a fantastic place to work - full of opportunities and challenges for engineers. The position is located in Cambridge Mass.
This position will work with exciting projects such as the next-generation Event Horizon Telescope, the Submillimeter Array, the Minor Planet Center or major space missions such as NASA's Helioswarm, MUSE, or SSAXI.
Duties:1. Architect and oversee development of electrical systems, subsystems, modules, and components.2. Provide technical consultation to CfA scientists and other engineering staff in instrument electrical design.3. Work with scientific investigators to establish the electrical requirements of new projects, translate scientific objectives into instrument performance characteristics and achievable hardware.4. Prepare cost and schedule estimates for hardware design, fabrication, test, and calibration; manage the resources required to accomplish the goals; and maintain a technical overview of the project.5. Document work in technical memoranda, reports, test plans, and procedures, and present work to scientists and engineers.6. 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.7. Provide technical leadership and direction to, and liaison with, hardware contractors and sub-contractors as required.8. Investigate, select, justify, and oversee procurement of critical electrical, electro-optical, and servo-mechanical components used in astrophysical instrumentation and its development.9. Plan and direct the activities of technicians and designers in areas related to the design and fabrication of electronic assemblies.10. 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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: -We will only accept applications online for this position. -For complete information about this position and the online application procedures, please visit -USAJOBS.
Salary range: $88-137k

Keywords: Center for Astrophysics - Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge , Electrical Engineer, Engineering , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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