Electrical Engineer - Entry Level

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Job ID: 12288

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.


Electrical Engineers at JPL play a central role in every project, large and small. Given the sheer scope and aspirations of our work, you’re always at the forefront of “building the impossible." Our Electrical Engineers handle a remarkable variety of challenges, including payload electronics, data-handling subsystems, motor control electronics & test equipment, and avionics & flight subsystems. We develop, design, engineer, fabricate, package, and analyze everything. Every project is part of something remarkable, and you always play a key role. 


Opportunities in Electrical Engineering include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electromagnetic Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • FPGA Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Metrology Engineer
  • Parts Engineer
  • Parts Failure Engineer
  • Parts Interface Engineer
  • Robotics Electrical Engineer


  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or related major.
  • Minimum of a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA.

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JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.

In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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