Avionics Electrical Engineer Jobs in Mojave at Virgin Galactic

Title: Avionics Electrical Engineer

Company: Virgin Galactic

Location: Mojave

Who we are:

Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.

“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.” Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen – apply today

Your Mission:

Virgin Galactic is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Engineer to join our Avionics team. The scope of the avionics engineering team includes: flight avionics hardware; signal conditioning; data acquisition; actuator control; RF communication; wire harnesses; vehicle guidance, navigation, control; fault tolerance; ground-support electronics hardware and software; and integrated vehicle health monitoring. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience working with avionics and electrical systems in the aerospace or related fields. We are looking for a generalist who will contribute to several roles in a fast paced environment.


Design, Integration, and testing of avionics and aircraft electrical systems

Evaluate and select COTS avionics subsystems

Develop vehicle, system, and component requirements for design, procurement, and test

Work with hardware and software engineers to define requirements and interfaces for custom avionics hardware

Create vehicle level schematics

Plan, execute, and report on vehicle ground and flight testing

Troubleshoot vehicle systems using schematics, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, bus analyzers, etc.

What you bring:

Educational Requirements:

Must have a B.Sc. Engineering degree from an accredited university


Avionics Systems

Electrical Load Analysis

Experience with digital communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, RS485, Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553, CAN

Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals

Printed circuit board design experience is a plus

Schematic Drawings – Mentor Graphics, Solidworks Electrical, Zuken, Visio, or any similar schematic capture tool is a plus

Professional Requirements:

2 or more years of relevant integration or testing experience in aerospace or similar field

Experience with embedded system hardware and software

Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills

Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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