Avionics Instrumentation Engineer

Vehicles

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will own the development of instrumentation systems for various flight vehicles. Technical scope includes component, module and system design, development and verification test tasks. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of:
  • Flight avionics hardware, including computing, signal conditioning, and data acquisition
  • Flight instrumentation, including sensors, harnessing, and data reduction
  • Ground support equipment and test electronics hardware and software

Responsibilities
  • Requirements development, performance modeling and simulation, component and sensor selection, design, qualification and acceptance test planning and execution, and performance / status reporting
  • Architect solution using a mixture of custom and COTS avionics instrumentation hardware; then design, integrate and test flight hardware assemblies for functionality / robustness against requirements targets
  • Support instrumentation sub-system during test and flight operations; operation and monitoring, data management, and post-test data reduction for analysis of system performance and troubleshooting
  • Project Management:  Budget, schedule, and cost management, team coordination, drive make vs buy decisions, procure hardware, contractor management and status / performance report out
  • System Engineering:  Conduct architecture and design, performance, risk, safety, operation and cost optimization trade studies, and lead / conduct design reviews
  • Document best practices for design, development and implementation of flight instrumentation

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
  • B.S. degree or higher in electrical or other appropriate engineering or physics field
  • 5+ years of recent experience in design, development, test and operation of airborne vehicle systems
  • Demonstrated flight instrumentation design, development, test and operation experience
  • Electronic test equipment and data acquisition systems design, test and operation experience
  • Project management skills appropriate to lead a team through complex design and verification activities
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the product lifecycle
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

Desired
  • Digital and analog circuit and filter design, simulation, assembly, and test experience
  • Knowledge of best practices for implementation and design principles for instrumentation in non-laboratory environments
  • Digital signal processing modeling, simulation and design experience (E.g. FIR, IIR, etc)
  • Experience with data analysis (Matlab, Excel, Winplot, etc.), and scripting (bash, sh, Python, etc.) tools
  • Experience developing and leading hardware test automation test environments
  • Experience with EMI/EMC compliance and radiation tolerance
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, integration processes, design for manufacturing, and quality control

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive salaries, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

Blue Origin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will review all qualified applicants for consideration of employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, religion, or disabilities. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.

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