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Avionics Wire Harness Design Engineer

Avionics Wire Harness Design Engineer

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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 an experienced and talented Avionics Wire Harness Design Engineer to join our Avionics team. The scope of the avionics engineering team includes: flight avionics hardware; wire harnesses; LRU design, & instrumentation. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of experience working with electrical harness design & vehicle integration.



Your Mission

  • Produce wire harness assembly (formboard) drawings
  • Produce electrical wire harness routing definition in the vehicle
  • Work with other vehicle teams in a fast-paced environment to determine routing paths, penetrations, and LRU positions
  • Develop mounting brackets, trays, and secondary structural components
    Conduct design reviews with key stakeholders to ensure design meets requirements

What you bring

  • Must have a B.S. Engineering degree from an accredited university
  • 4 or more years of relevant wire harness design and integration experience
  • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills
  • Catia V5 Electrical Workbench
  • Strong understanding of electrical routing principles and EWIS Separation
  • Understanding of wire harness manufacturing process and formboard drawings
  • Experience working with electrical designers during schematic creation
  • Experience with composites
  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft-type wiring and components such as connectors, backshells, conduits, relays, switches, terminal junction system components, etc.
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics is a plus



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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