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Electrical Engineer, Human Systems



Other Engineering
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for an Electrical Engineer, reporting to the Principal Engineer of Human Systems, to support the development of the systems required for the design and build of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Long Beach location.

As an Electrical Engineer on the Human Systems team, you will have a unique opportunity to build out the environment that humans in our space station will interact with: displays and controls, cabins, galleys, medical accommodations, lighting, mobility aids, and more. You will partner with cross-functional teams like avionics, thermal systems, ECLSS, test, integration, and manufacturing to ensure high-quality human habitation systems are designed and built.


  • Own full product development lifecycle of spacecraft systems from concept through production
  • Gather requirements, study trade-offs, and define detailed specifications for electromechanical components
  • Create DFMEA, statement of work, product specification, and engineering documentation
  • Perform analysis on designs including hand calculations, and CAD
  • Execute design reviews internally and externally with suppliers and customers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
  • 1+ years’ experience leading design and development of electrical components or systems (internship experience applicable)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in human interface design
  • Experience in the aerospace, maritime, automotive, medical, or mining industries
  • Proficiency in standard manufacturing processes
  • Experience with electromechanical systems
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.