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Senior Avionics Instrumentation Engineer

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Tustin
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreVirgin 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 notonly 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 thatare 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 GalacticIf 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 VG is seeking an Avionics and Instrumentation Engineer responsible for assisting in the development, integration, installation and analysis of Avionics and Instrumentation systems and equipment on new carrier vehicles and spaceships. The position includes both avionics systems tasks and hands-on design, development, and test tasks. The scope of the avionics instrumentation position includes evaluation of flight avionics hardware, a good understanding of signal conditioning, data acquisition concepts, and actuator control/monitoring, RF communication and wire harness elements. The avionics instrumentation engineer will also be involved in the testing and checkout of flight software including hardware interface, vehicle guidance, navigation, control, fault tolerance, ground-support electronics hardware and software, and integrated vehicle health monitoring.

  • Design and development of flight test instrumentation systems in close collaboration with Avionics and other engineering disciplines
  • Design of telemetry systems for flight test data and live HD video streams
  • Selection of sensors for flight test instrumentation including Strain gauges, thermocouples, pressure transducers, load cells, string pots, and accelerometers
  • Create installation definition for flight test instrumentation
  • Develop and lead sensor and system level functional checks
  • Support other departments regarding flight test instrumentation sensor integration
  • Develop flight test instrumentation specifications and ensure equipment compliance
  • Develop, implement, and troubleshoot solutions to address hardware and software obsolescence What You Bring
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and 10+ years' experience as a Flight Test Instrumentation or Avionics/Electrical Engineer
    • Experience with data acquisition hardware including Acra Controls and/or TTC
    • Experience with mission control room software such as IADS
    • Experience with video encoding hardware such as Vitech
    • Ability to read and generate wiring schematics and installation diagrams using CAD software
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to work across organizational teams
    • Working knowledge of sensors for strain, thermodynamics, pressure, and vibration
    • Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA are highly desired
    • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
    • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR
    • 120.15) As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees.As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, "fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose asrecommended by the manufacturer). If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.ITAR RequirementsTo 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 CFR120.15) or eligible to obtain therequired authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender,national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic, Tustin , Senior Avionics Instrumentation Engineer, Engineering , Tustin, California

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