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Aerospace Engineer 2 (7115U) 2753 - 2753
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2019
Title Aerospace Engineer 2 (7115U) 2753 - 2753
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

Aerospace Engineer 2 (7115U) 2753 - 2753

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 20, 2019.

Departmental Overview

The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.

Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background. SSL provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-to-finish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.

  • Coordinates single component design, supporting analyses, construction planning assembly oversight and testing.
  • Supervises or coordinates technicians and shop personnel involved in assembly and testing of component parts.
  • Develops specification for aerospace parts procurements.
  • Works with other research organizations in the development of the component.
  • Designs electrical, mechanical, electronic and/or optical instruments and of computer-associated systems and equipment.
  • Performs the recording and reduction of test data for instrument design and evaluation purposes.
  • Gathers and analyzes information and prepares reports with respect to feasibility, engineering design criteria and performance of their components.
  • Provides supervision and guidance to engineering technician staff.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience.
  • Working skills in the design, development and construction of space systems, including one aerospace product.
  • Specialist in at least one discipline (electrical, electronic or mechanical).
  • Working systems knowledge of other engineering specialities involved in assignments.
  • Experience in systems engineering, particularly in requirements development and verification.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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