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Avionics and Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

Avionics and Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

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Regular Full-Time
The Spaceship Company

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Who we are

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.

Your Mission

TSC is seeking a talented and motivated Flight Instrumentation Engineer to join our Avionics/Instrumentation team. The ideal candidate will have experience in design, installation, maintenance, and operation of flight test instrumentation systems. This is a hands on job that requires good troubleshooting skills. A good understanding of signal conditioning, data acquisition concepts, RF communication, and wire harness design is required.



  • Flight Test Instrumentation design
  • Create initial schematics, detailed parts drawings, and installation drawings
  • Support other departments regarding flight test instrumentation integration
  • Support the development of aircraft wiring, cable harness and wire routing diagrams
  • Operational support of SS2 and WK2 instrumentation system

What you bring

Educational Requirements:

  • Must have a B.S. degree from an accredited university


Professional Requirements:

  • 3 or more years of relevant instrumentation engineering experience on development aircraft and/or spacecraft
  • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

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