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Senior Electrical Engineer

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  26982

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Aerostar is a world leader in lighter-than-air, stratospheric, and situational awareness technology. Committed to rapid innovation of highly technical and groundbreaking technology, we design and manufacture niche products that enhance security and connect the world. We are working on a number of exciting projects — and looking for extraordinary talent to join our team.




Looking for an immediate contributor to a small design group responsible for flight electronics on stratospheric aerospace platforms. Candidate will be responsible for end-to-end design, testing, and fielding of electronics that perform reliably in a challenging power and thermal environment. Ideal candidate has a broad background in multiple electrical engineering disciplines including PCB layout and design, power electronics, system level design, VHDL development, RF communication, and troubleshooting/testing. The industry is experiencing rapid growth in both scientific and defense applications, and we need engineers capable of learning and working across multiple disciplines to deliver results in a dynamic development process.

Essential Functions

  • Generate or iterate designs based on customer inputs, flight testing, and system requirements
  • Bring up and troubleshoot new designs using standard electrical lab equipment
  • Collaborate with mechanical, systems, and embedded teams to integrate designs into final product
  • Lead flight testing and verification of new designs
  • Participate in design reviews and manufacturing readiness reviews
  • Track design changes with configuration management processes
  • Support design transition into Production through test procedures, cables, and drawings
  • Generate accurate and consistent engineering documentation



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
  • Ability to apply design theory and methodology to new designs is required.
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout EDA tools is required. Altium experience is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to test, debug, and document own designs is required.
  • Candidate must be willing to learn new skills under minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in written and oral communication
  • Experience with VHDL, Xilinx FPGAs, and version control systems is preferred but is not required.
  • Experience with power electronics design, digital communication busses, and/or RF systems is preferred but is not required.
  • Prototyping skills such as soldering, milling, drilling, and cutting are preferred.
  • Must be able to be flexible and multitask

We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.