Electrical Engineer 5

Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Centennial, COLORADO, US, 80112

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 170

Location: ULA - Denver 

Relocation: Yes- Relocation may be available 

Travel Requirements: 10% 


At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.


Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities


This role presents an exciting opportunity for a meticulous engineer to lead a team and oversee the development of Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) within the Vulcan Development organization. The successful candidate will be instrumental in coordinating engineering and design efforts across various teams, including systems engineering, electrical engineering, and test tooling development. These efforts encompass Instrumentation Systems, Command and Control systems, DC Power systems, Communications systems, and more, crucial for preparing, testing, and launching Atlas and Vulcan vehicles.

Key Functions:

  • Efficiently manage scope, schedule, and costs while upholding technical standards to meet both internal and external customer requirements.
  • Identify system issues, propose effective solutions, design, and implement upgrades, and contribute to future system enhancements.
  • Serve as the designated representative for the Vulcan Development Leader, ensuring seamless communication and alignment within the team.


Required Education



Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 10 years of related work experience


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience leveraging teamwork and development opportunities.
  • Public speaking and professional briefing experience.
  • Project/program level schedule and budget development, tracking and reporting experience.
  • Experience with Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) design and deployment.
  • Project management experience.
  • Understanding of obsolescence importance and lifecycle replacement concepts.
  • Understanding of electro-mechanical/fluids interfacing.
  • Experience with majority voted command architectures.
  • Experience implementing redundancy in critical circuits.
  • Personal involvement with implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electrical systems / circuits.
  • Experience reviewing, editing, and providing feedback on complex engineering drawings, parts lists, test procedures and schematics.
  • Ability to integrate COTS hardware into system level designs.
  • Technical knowledge of grounding/bonding principles and practices.
  • Understanding of the EGSE ground system and ability to explain concepts and operations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and maintaining complex, high channel count, redundant command, and control systems.
  • Demonstrable communication skills (verbal and written; including presentations).
  • Candidates are self-motivated with demonstrated initiative, teamwork, and leadership skills during past work experience.
  • Solid understanding of problem definition and issue resolution process steps.
  • Understanding of ULA EGSE at the system and subsystem level.
  • Experience with redundant command/control circuits.
  • Experience with Instrumentation (Data Acquisition Systems and transducer interfacing).
  • Experience with communications systems (Network, Optical, IRIG, RS232/485, etc.)
  • Experienced in ULAs design release and review process.

Summary Salary Range (for ULA - Denver only):  $146,879.00 - $229,467.00 


Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate's experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay. 


What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.


We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments


Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.


Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).


ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. 


ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).

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