Flight Sensors and Data Management Engineer

Job Locations US-WA-Kent
New Glenn
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As part of a unique and highly-skilled avionics instrumentation, video and logging team, you will own the full lifecycle development of flight sensor installations for various spaceflight systems. Technical scope includes requirements development, configuration management, installation standards and integration & test support. This position will impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Systems Engineering: Sensor assembly requirements gathering and development, performance modeling and simulation, conduct architecture, performance, risk, safety, operation and cost optimization trade studies
  • CDM: Sensors and actuators list management, interface with the different subsystems to develop a sustainable configuration, maintain the S&A list for multiple vehicles and missions, create scripts to interface with enterprise software tools
  • Perform sensor selection studies, conduct design reviews, release engineering, document standards and best practices for design, manufacturing and testing
  • Characterization, acceptance and qualification test planning and execution for multiple sensor assemblies, including performance and status reporting
  • Collaborate as needed in the development and commissioning of other instrumentation, video and logging systems
  • Identify new key transducer technologies, establish a relationship with suppliers and universities, develop advance manufacturing methods and processes, and prepare experimental test campaigns
  • Support instrumentation sub-system during test and flight operations, operation and monitoring, data management, and post-test data reduction for analysis of system performance and troubleshooting
  • Product development: Schedule and risk management, drive make vs. buy decisions, procure hardware, contractor management and status report


  • B.S. degree or higher in electrical, aerospace or other appropriate engineering or physics field
  • 3+ years of recent experience in design, development, test and operation of launch vehicle systems
  • Demonstrated systems engineering experience, including requirements development and configuration control for large aerospace programs
  • Strong knowledge of instrumentation selection, design, development and test
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the product lifecycle
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


  • Strong knowledge of large liquid engine vehicles architecture and subsystems
  • Knowledge of best practices for implementation and design principles for instrumentation in non-laboratory environments
  • Experience with data analysis (Matlab, Excel, Winplot, etc.), and scripting (bash, sh, Python, etc.) tools


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