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Avionics Hardware Design Engineer

Avionics Hardware Design Engineer

Req No. 
2018-3763
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Engineering
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Classification 
Exempt

More information about this job

Who we are

 

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.

 

Our Values
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

 

Who You Are

TSC is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Hardware Design Engineer to join our Avionics team. The scope of the avionics engineering team includes: flight avionics hardware; signal conditioning; data acquisition; actuator control; RF communication; wire harnesses; vehicle guidance, navigation, control; fault tolerance; ground-support electronics hardware and software; and integrated vehicle health monitoring. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience working with complex electronics in the aerospace or related fields. We are looking for a generalist who will contribute to several roles in a fast paced environment.

 

Note: This position will become available starting April 2018

Your Mission

 

Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience with analog and digital circuit design
  • Experience with PCB design, FPGA, microcontrollers, and real-time systems
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop system, and component requirements for design, procurement, and test
  • Design, prototype, and test embedded systems for avionics flight hardware for aircraft and spacecraft. Designs may include displays, data acquisition, actuator control, and control systems
  • Create test plans and test benches for verifying board and LRU performance.
  • Troubleshoot embedded systems using schematics, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, bus analyzers, etc.

What you bring

 

Educational Requirements:

Must have a B.Sc. Engineering degree from an accredited university

 

Professional Requirements:

  • 2 or more years of relevant electronics hardware design experience in aerospace or similar field
  • Experience with embedded system hardware and software
  • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills

 

 

 

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

 

The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

 

 

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