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Avionics Systems Integration Engineer

Avionics Systems Integration Engineer

Req No. 
2017-3098
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Engineering
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
The Spaceship Company
Classification 
Exempt

More information about this job

Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned 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.

Your Mission

TSC is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Systems Integration 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 electro-mechanical systems in the aerospace or related fields. We are looking for a generalist who will contribute to several roles in a fast paced environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop vehicle, system, and component requirements for design, procurement, and test
  • Evaluate and select COTS avionics subsystems.
  • Work with TSC hardware engineers and subcontractors to define requirements and interfaces for custom avionics hardware
  • Create vehicle level schematics
  • Plan, execute, and report on vehicle ground and flight testing
  • Troubleshoot vehicle 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

 

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience with digital communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, RS485, Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553, CAN
  • Hands-on electrical and/or avionics experience with aerospace or related systems
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals

Professional Requirements:

  • 2 or more years of relevant integration or testing experience in aerospace or similar field
  • Experience with embedded system hardware and software
  • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Personal Requirements: 

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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