Sr. Harnessing Engineer - Satellites

3+ months agoRedmond, WA


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Harnessing Engineer to join our Mechanical Engineering team. You will be responsible for:

• Defining and documenting best practices for harness design workmanship and testing.
• Technical leader for junior level engineers.
• Harnessing design for satellite system requiring interfacing across mechanical, electrical and payload design owners, trading various configurations to identify best overall solution for reliability, manufacturability, test, integration, and cost.
• Support make vs buy decisions, design reviews, and implement manufacturing and integration plans optimized for high rate production.
• Engage various component suppliers and Harnessing manufacturing vendors for component & assembly level qualification.
• Design/develop specifications and produce/procure power/data harnesses which meets electrical design requirements including current rating, targeted power loss, shielding, grounding and EMI/EMC.
• Define and perform/oversee harness qualification and acceptance tests for launch environments and operation through mission life, including test fixture fabrication for prototype evaluations, and deliver all development and flight hardware per vehicle schedules
• Create 3D CAD routings, 2D manufacturing drawings, schematics, and assembly installation drawings.

Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


• BS in mechanical, or electrical engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
• 7+ years of experience in the design, development, test, qualification and acceptance tests, workmanship criteria and integration of spacecraft harnessing.
• 7+ years of experience with CAD routing tools
• 7+ years of experience in selection and qualification of components - connectors, backshells, wire, fiber, contacts, splices, solder, shielding, and coax products.
• 7+ years of experience in the selection of wiring based on current de-rating, voltage drop analysis, shielding effectiveness, temperature, environment, outgassing and mechanical strength.
• 7+ years experience working with external suppliers to develop/select components for spacecraft design or related industries.
• 3+ years experience working with harness manufacturing to support high rate production.


• Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in mechanical, electrical, materials engineering or related field
• Experience in developing mechanical harness routing solutions for dynamic applications including across articulated joints and hinged-line deployments.
• Siemens NX CAD, Team center PLM and MES systems
• Experienced with Issue tracking applications (JIRA, TRAC)

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Job ID: Amazon-1455416