Virgin Galactic

Senior Avionics Test Engineer

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations

Who we are

Virgin Galactic (SPCE:NYSE) Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space.

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology.

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.

We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic


If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver, and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

We are seeking a Senior Avionics Test Engineer to join our Avionics team. The ideal candidate will have at least 6 years of experience developing hardware-in-the-loop test equipment in aerospace or a related field. We are looking for a generalist who will contribute to several roles in a fast-paced environment



  • Develop hardware-in-the-loop test equipment
  • Troubleshoot test failures
  • Support testing of Avionics systems and components across hardware and software
  • Write test plans and procedures
  • Document design issues and work with engineering teams to resolve
  • Support avionics production
  • Execute system checkouts on the integrated vehicle


What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a B.Sc. Engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Knowledge/Experience:
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with component and system-level testing
  • Experience developing test benches
  • Experience documenting wiring schematics
  • LabVIEW and/or Python development skills
  • Experience with NI Veristand a plus


Professional Requirements:

  • 6 or more years of relevant testing 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.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 


Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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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