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Avionics Hardware Design Engineer

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Summary:
The Avionics Hardware Design Engineer will design, build, integrate, and test electrical and electronic equipment for prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work includes component level design and development of flight avionics hardware, signal conditioning and data acquisition hardware, actuator control hardware, RF communication hardware, wire harnesses, vehicle guidance, navigation, control equipment, ground-support electronics hardware, and integrated vehicle health monitoring hardware. This work will span preliminary design, critical design, development, bench testing, debugging, integration test, experimental flight test, and post flight data reduction.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Designing, developing, testing, and integrating hardware to meet program requirements. Designs may include displays, data acquisition, actuator control, and control systems.
• Evaluating and selecting commercial-off-the-shelf avionics subsystems
• Planning, executing, and reporting on tests for components, boards, and units
• Supporting technicians and electricians during manufacture and installation of avionics systems
• Assisting with the system-level integration design
• Documenting design issues and working with engineering teams to resolve them
• Supporting flight test mission control center operations
• Working on multiple projects at the same time

Required:
• Strong knowledge of aerospace avionics, electrical engineering fundamentals, and electrical technologies and products
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong team player
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited institution, or substantial equivalent experience
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related work experience, including hands-on electrical and/or avionics experience with aerospace or related systems
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and Ability to obtain a DOD security clearance.

Desired:
• Microcontroller or embedded processor hardware experience
• Experience with signal processing, analog and digital filters
• Experience with FPGAs and board layout
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or relevant work experience

Essential Job Functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace

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