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Electrical Engineer



Other Engineering
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity.

Our mission: Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet’s most pressing needs. We’re helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

We are looking for a talented and driven professional to work closely with a multidisciplinary engineering team developing flight electronics for next-generation space systems. The individual filling this position will collaborate with the electrical engineering team to design, analyze, manufacture, and test electrical subsystems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the full life cycle of flight electronics design, analysis, manufacture, and test, as a member of the Electrical Engineering team
  • Perform electrical design, including schematic, parts selection and layout, for spacecraft electronics subsystems (e.g. avionics, solar arrays, batteries, payloads, subsystems and harnessing)
  • Other professional duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering
  • 3 year of relevant experience developing high reliability electronics hardware
  • Experience in design and test of both analog and digital electronics
  • Practical experience with PCB assembly (i.e. subcontracted pick-and-place)
  • Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, thermal chambers, and current probes
  • Familiarity with firmware relating to electronics subsystems and serial interfaces such as SPI, RS-422 and RS-485
  • Excellent communications skills, ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team environment, and willingness to learn new skills and technological resources
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced development environment

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years relevant experience developing high reliability electronics hardware
  • Electronics design and verification testing experience
  • Altium schematic capture and Layout experience
  • Experience developing in C / C++ and Python
  • Experience developing firmware for embedded systems (e.g. microcontrollers, FPGAs)
  • Experience developing spacecraft power systems


  • Flexible Time Off, Sick, Family & Medical Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, STD (employer funded)
  • Vol Life, Critical Illness, Accidental, Hospital Indemnity, Pet Insurance (employee funded)
  • 401k with 3% non-elective company contribution
  • Stock Options

Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Employment Eligibility Verification

In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

ITAR/EAR Requirements

This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

Pay Transparency
This job posting may span more than one career level. To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base ranges for all job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function and level benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by skills, responsibilities and relevant work experience.