Harness Engineer

at AST Space Mobile Flexxplan
Location Oceanside
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


AST SpaceMobile and our global partners are building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network to be accessible by standard smartphones. Called SpaceMobile, this ultra-powerful network is being designed to provide connectivity at 4G/5G speeds everywhere on the planet - on land, at sea and in flight.

The Harness Engineer is responsible for the full life cycle of the harness subsystem from requirements derivation, concept, design, manufacture, integration and test of electronics packaging solutions for satellite programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define harness requirements, point-to-point configuration, mechanical layout and construction, connector selection, Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) design, manufacturing drawings, installation drawings,
  • Definition of mechanical outline and construction details, connector selection and specification, mechanical and assembly drawings, oversee electrical layout, electrical analysis, and ownership of final technical data package.
  • Ability to terminate various circular, coaxial, and D-type connectors.
  • Creation of final wire harness drawings and manufacturing documentation
  • Creation and maintaining product and system level wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Perform testing such as pin-to-pin isolation, grounding, and continuity checks.
  • Experience in a manufacturing, production, or warehouse environment
  • Prior experience with electronic and/or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies


  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card Holder
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field. Higher degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in design and manufacturing aerospace harness, flex, rigid flex or round wire.
  • Competent at end-to-end definition and selection of connectors, wires, and other harness components and materials for space applications
  • Experience with wire harness 3D design, wire harness installation drawings, wiring diagrams, and 3D modeling of complex multi-breakout harnesses.
  • Proficiency with various harness design software platforms
  • Experience with any of the following industry specifications: IPC/WHMA-A-620, NASA-STD-8739. 3 and 8739., SAE AS22759, J-STD-001, Mil-PRF-31032, IPC-6013, IPC-2221, or IPC-2223
  • Ability to interpret and create complex electrical wiring diagrams
  • Hands on experience troubleshooting complex wiring issues by getting to root cause and providing corrective action.
  • In depth understanding of wire harness design and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge/experience of aerospace flight hardware integration and testing
  • Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment

AST SpaceMobile is an Equal Opportunity, at will Employer; employment 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.

Company Description:

AST SpaceMobile is building the first and only global broadband cellular network in space to operate directly with standard, unmodified mobile devices. Our team is on a mission to eliminate the connectivity gaps faced by today's 5 billion mobile subscribers and bring cellular broadband to the billions who remain unconnected. Our strategic technology partners include global leaders like Vodafone Group, Rakuten and American Tower.

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