• Avionics Hardware Engineer - Navigation Systems

    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 lead a small team developing GNSS and inertial navigation hardware for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of design, test, and vehicle integration. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Develop circuits, boards, and rugged electronic hardware assemblies across the entire product life-cycle; including concept and requirements definition, design, prototyping, verification (power-on, functional / acceptance / qualification testing) and release to production.
    • Lead FPGA HDL design, integration, and verification efforts.
    • Support navigation system architecture trades studies, analyses, performance characterization and specification, device selection, and controller roadmap direction.
    • Support navigation system risk analyses, failure modes effects and criticality analyses (FMECA), design for test/manufacture/cost (DFx), and root-cause analysis of test discrepancies.
    • Participate in program level technology development, mission assurance and safety initiatives, and avionics development process improvements.


    • B.S. in electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering.
    • 5+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware development.
    • Demonstrated engineering leadership or mentoring experience.
    • Direct hands-on experience with analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design, analysis, test, and debug.
    • Knowledge of signal integrity, power, grounding, and general board layout principles.
    • Exposure to analog and digital filters, signal conditioning and signal processing.
    • Familiarity with amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, power supplies, and analog circuits.
    • Experience with FPGAs and CPLDs from vendors: Xilinx, Altera, Microsemi (Actel), and/or Lattice.
    • Experience with FPGA design and verification tools.
    • Experience integrating embedded system software, firmware and hardware.
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work and willingness to perform low-level tasks when needed.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


    • Graduate degree in related engineering or technical field with 10+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware development.
    • Demonstrated expertise designing high-reliability, safety-critical, Class 2/3 board assemblies; including familiarity with IPC 6xx and NASA-STD-8739.n (or similar) standards.
    • Proficiency using Cadence OrCAD / Allegro (or similar tools) to design complex aerospace boards; and experience working with external board manufacturing and assembly vendors.
    • Exposure to designing safety or mission critical aerospace flight hardware compliant with DO-254.
    • Exposure to development of high-reliability, radiation-tolerant, radiation-hardened flight hardware intended for prolonged exposure to extreme space environments.
    • Exposure to development of high-performance GNSS and/or inertial aerospace navigation systems.


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