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Avionics Engineer

Huntsville, AL

Posted: 05/06/2021 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 20585 Pay Rate: $90,000-$140,000

Job Description

An innovative aerospace company is searching for an Avionics Engineer to design, develop, and test space-qualified electronics. Independent thinkers who are passionate about space and thrive when tasked with diverse responsibilities will appreciate the deadline-driven work environment that promotes ingenuity and idea sharing. Reporting to the Director of Operations and Engineering, the new Avionics Engineer will collaborate across engineering teams to support a variety of industry-leading commercial space exploration and research initiatives.

Salary + Additional Benefits:

  • $90,000-$140,000
  • Standard Health Benefits – company provides monthly stipend to help with costs.
  • 401(k) match up to 4% - eligible after 90 days.
  • 12 PTO Days

Location: Huntsville, AL or Webster, TX
Type of Position: Direct Hire

Required Experience:

  • Principal-level electrical engineers with direct space focused avionics experience to lead or direct external resources working on our detailed design
  • Significant exp working on Satellites or Orbital Vehicles
  • Expert-level knowledge of
    • DC Power System design
    • Command and Data Handling avionics Systems



  • Design and develop space-qualified electronics, including power supplies and power distribution systems, command and data handling systems, electromagnetic filters, sensors, integrated flight computers, electrical cables and harnesses, and other digital and analog circuits.
  • Conduct avionics and electrical development and troubleshooting by utilizing digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, waveform/function generators, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, simulators, power switches, electronic load banks, break-out-boxes, and associated test and measurement equipment.
  • Conduct PCB design, including schematic drawing, layout and routing, symbol and footprint creation, and generation of fabrication files and assembly drawings.
  • Write technical documents such as assembly instructions, test procedures, interface requirements, and test and analysis reports.
  • Perform qualification and acceptance testing on batteries, capacitors, containment vessels, and other safety critical flight hardware.
  • Review payload designs and provide feedback to payload developers.
  • Support proposal efforts, provide solutions for proposal challenges, communicate and document technical approaches, and provide inputs to cost and schedule estimates.
  • Provide regular status reports and updates to Engineering management and Program/Project managers.
  • Maintain inventory and traceability controls for avionics components, sub-components, systems, lab tools, test equipment, and electrical systems.
  • Prioritize workload to ensure timely development, test, and delivery of flight and non-flight (ground system) hardware.
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines, Quality Assurance, Flight Operations, Systems Verifications, and Safety throughout the development, manufacturing, inspection, testing, and qualification process for hardware.


  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or related technical field
    • Master of Science degree in engineering or science discipline (preferred)
  • 5+ years of applicable experience in space flight hardware development and testing
  • Experience includes
    • Environmental testing of spaceflight hardware such as EMI/EMC, Vibration, Acoustics, Thermal, Vacuum, and other related testing
    • Fabrication, manufacturing, and assembly of spaceflight hardware
    • Development of embedded systems
    • Working knowledge of CAN Bus, USB, DIO, RS-232/422, Ethernet, MIL-1553, and other communication interfaces and protocols
    • PCB design, fabrication, and assembly (Altium Designer experience preferred)
    • Software Programming and knowledge of C++ and Linux Systems (a plus)
  • US Citizenship required

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Austin Fokkema

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