• Avionics Systems Engineer - Advanced Development Programs

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Advanced Development Programs
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished advanced concepts team, you will be responsible for the avionics architecture of various spaceflight systems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration, and your dedicated commitment and detailed attention will further the cause of safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Create and maintain block diagrams of the vehicle’s avionics system showing the functional and physical interfaces between components.
    • Work closely with Guidance, Navigation, and Control, RF Communications, and Electrical Power System experts to create an integrated avionics baseline.
    • Select avionics architectures appropriate for the mission: e.g. centralized vs. distributed, inter-component communication protocols, networking topologies, etc.
    • Define appropriate strategies for mission-level space radiation hardening or tolerance.
    • Create and maintain avionics interconnect drawings and track I/O margin.
    • Estimate the size, weight, and power consumption of avionics components
    • Size processor and memory requirements.
    • Select the appropriate processor or logic devices based on function being performed and overall avionics architecture: e.g. general purpose CPU, GPU, FPGA, ASIC, etc.
    • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management.
    • Work closely with systems and design engineers to develop integrated design solutions, rapidly assess conceptual designs.
    • Write cogent and succinct technical memos and devise innovative, intuitive, and delightful ways to visualize quantitative information.


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
    • 7+ years industry experience in avionic system design and analysis
    • Familiarity with state-of-the-art avionics solutions used in space environments
    • Experience working collaboratively in small teams on fast-paced projects
    • Exhibit excellent judgement and be comfortable making high-quality and high-velocity decisions
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


    • M.S. in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering
    • Experience with electromagnetic interference and compatibility, especially in the space environment.
    • Familiarity with version control, preferably Git.
    • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA



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