• Avionics Hardware Systems Engineer - New Glenn

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for avionics controller hardware systems engineer for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of avionics engineering product development; architectural definition and hardware and software development (design and verification). You should be comfortable working in fast-paced and often uncertain environments, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Drive avionics embedded controller hardware architecture trades studies, analyses, performance characterization and specification, device selection, and controller roadmap direction.
    • Drive avionics embedded controller risk analyses, failure modes effects and criticality analyses (FMECA), design for test/manufacture/cost (DFx), and guide overall design assurance.
    • Support avionics embedded controllers hardware development across the entire product life-cycle; including complex electronics, boards, integrated assemblies (including mechanical enclosures and harnessing) and related test hardware
    • Support avionics embedded controller software and firmware architecture performance analyses and technology trades studies.
    • Participate in platform system engineering requirements definition and decomposition to avionics embedded controller hardware, including verification traceability planning.
    • Participate in program level technology development, mission assurance and safety initiatives, avionics development process improvements and technical team mentorship.


    • Graduate degree in a relevant engineering or technical field with 7+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware development.
    • Direct hands-on experience designing robust analog boards and complex digital electronics (CPLDs, FPGAs, ASICs, and microcontrollers/microprocessors) common in avionic flight hardware and test equipment. 
    • Direct hands-on experience designing robust analog signal conditioning, filters and power circuits used to interface with sensors and drives electromechanical/electrohydraulic actuators common in avionic systems.
    • Demonstrated proficiency developing safety and mission critical aerospace embedded controller flight hardware, firmware or software that is compliant with DO-254 and DO-178.
    • Highly organized team player with excellent technical communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • Post Graduate degree in a relevant engineering or technical field with 10+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware development.
    • Direct hands-on experience developing high-reliability, radiation-tolerant, radiation-hardened electronics intended for extended exposure to extreme space environments.
    • Demonstrated technical leadership developing real-time embedded controller systems (hardware, firmware and software) with a focus on modular and extensible architectures.
    • Demonstrated proficiency developing avionics electronics which leverages common communication architectures (CAN, Ethernet, I2C, JTAG, RS-422/485, SPI, etc).
    • Individual who demonstrates leadership and a passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight.


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