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Avionics/Electrical Engineer
Mojave, CA

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$85,000 - $128,000 / yr

Category: Engineering
Location: Mojave, CA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Schedule: 9/80 Work Schedule
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Benefits: 100% Paid Benefits and 401k Matching 
Founded by legendary aircraft designer, Our Client is a 40-year-old aerospace company continually working to push 
boundaries, prove out ideas, and influence the future. We are a rapid prototyping and manufacturing facility, designing, building, and 
testing proof-of-concept and prototype vehicles. We have flown an average of one new aircraft type per year over our 40-year history 
such as Proteus, GlobalFlyer, SpaceShipOne, Model 401, and Stratolaunch.
The Avionics/Electrical Engineer will design, integrate, and test unique electrical systems, electronic equipment, software, and data 
acquisition equipment for prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work includes 
vehicle electrical system layout and installation design, component level hardware design, and both high and low-level software design 
and development. This work spans the full design cycle, including preliminary design, detail design, development, bench testing, 
debugging, experimental flight test engineering, and post flight data reduction.
Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 
• Defining requirements and interfaces for custom avionics solutions
• Modifying COTS solutions for specific prototype aircraft needs
• Solving complicated problems with simple software/hardware solutions
• Design, development, testing, and integration of aircraft software/hardware solutions
• Design and maintenance of electrical schematics for vehicles and test hardware
• Support of ground and flight test design, planning, and execution
• Complete product development with significant scope of individual ownership
• Supporting electricians and technicians during installation and test of systems
• Simultaneous work on multiple projects
Required Qualifications: 
• Proficiency in software and/or electronic hardware development
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Strong knowledge of electrical technologies and products
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering -or- substantial equivalent experience
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience with electrical system design and integration
• Experience with circuit board design and layout
• Experience with data acquisition, signal conditioning, and data processing
• Experience with avionics and/or aircraft electrical systems
• Familiarity with Garmin avionics customization, ACRA data acquisition is a plus
• Familiarity with aircraft electrical design best practices and FAA AC 43.13-1b Chapters 11 and 12
• Proficiency programming in one or more computer languages (C, C++, Python, MATLAB, Simulink, etc.)
• Embedded microprocessor or microcontroller programming experience
• Experience with hardware description languages and FPGAs
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aerospace experience (work history, pilot’s license, experimental aircraft building, etc.)
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or relevant work experience
Essential Job Functions: 
• Requires mobility and the ability to bend and reach
• May infrequently require lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required; repetitive hand motion (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus for prolonged periods (i.e., computer screen)
• Ability to remain sedentary or stationary for prolonged periods of time
• Ability to write for extended periods of time
• Ability to work in an office setting for prolonged periods of time
• May be asked to carry up to 20 lbs. up and down a flight of stairs on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc.
• Occasional reaching overhead and lifting up to 15 pounds
• Ability to converse and communicate information with others
• Occasional exposure to chemical vapors and/or fumes in low non-hazardous concentration

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