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Avionics Integration and Test 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 Integration and Test Engineer will integrate, and test electrical and electronic equipment for prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work includes the integration and test of vehicle electrical systems, flight avionics, signal conditioning equipment, data acquisition equipment, actuators and controllers, RF communication equipment, wire harnesses, vehicle guidance, navigation, and control equipment, ground-support equipment, and vehicle health monitoring equipment. This work will span preliminary design, critical design, development, bench testing, debugging, experimental flight test, and post flight data reduction.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Integration and test of hardware and software systems to meet program requirements
• Assisting with the system-level integration design
• Supporting testing of avionics systems and components across hardware and software
• Supporting technicians and electricians during manufacture and installation of avionics systems
• Planning, executing, and reporting on vehicle ground and flight testing
• 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
• Experience with component and system-level integration and test
• Experience developing test benches and equipment.
• Experience documenting complex integrated systems
• Ability to troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical systems
• 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:
• 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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