• Avionics and Electrical Design Engineer (Contractor)

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
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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 500 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 Contract Avionics/Electrical Design Engineer for approximately 1 year to join our Avionics team. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of experience working with avionics and electrical systems design. The scope of the avionics/electrical design engineering position includes: Avionics and electrical system integration and design; wire harness design; electrical load analysis and sizing; electrical component selection.



    Your Mission

    • System integration design for avionics equipment in aircraft/spacecraft including preparation of schematics and wiring harness drawings
    • Prepare ground test plans and flight test plans for avionics equipment evaluation
    • Assist in the preparation of FAA AST Part 400 vehicle licensing documents related to avionics systems
    System integration design for avionics equipment in aircraft/spacecraft including preparation of schematics and wiring harness drawings

    What you bring

    • Must have B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
    • 3-5 or more years of relevant avionics engineering experience on development aircraft and/or spacecraft
    • Avionics systems
    • EWIS & SAE AS50881
    • Schematic Drawings
    • Electrical Load Analysis


    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; contract 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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