👷 Senior Avionics Systems Engineer

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Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


Firefly Avionics Engineering System Engineers will leverage their engineering and project management skills to bring components of the spacecraft avionics through design, development, testing, and integration onto the spacecraft.  You will be the subject matter expert for your component(s), and will support vehicle level testing and launch and orbit activities.  System Engineers will work with in-house teams or outside contractors to develop and produce components. Qualified candidates will be responsible for defining tasks, tracking progress, designing the system architecture, coordinating with the approval agencies, and working through various development challenges.  You will be part of the avionics team and will work closely and collaborate with all other teams across the company. 


  • Define subsystem and component requirements based on the system architecture
  • Coordinate in-house design, development, and test tasks to meet delivery schedules
  • Manage the acquisition of components for this system, including subcontractor coordination and management
  • Coordinate with customer and/or government agencies to define requirements, obtain approvals, and provide reports on system readiness for launch
  • Manage and coordinate the team�s efforts to complete project tasks
  • Support system testing and launch day and orbit operations



  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering or aerospace engineering, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of engineering experience designing/developing aerospace systems and assemblies


  • 6+ years of engineering experience designing/developing aerospace systems and assemblies
  • Experience with spacecraft systems and their development
  • Experience with project and subcontract management
  • Hands on experience with integration of electronics in airborne vehicles
  • Understanding of basic subsystems of spacecraft and how avionics integrate within the vehicle
  • Experience with environmental analysis and test including thermal cycle, thermal vacuum, shock, and vibration

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.



United States, Cedar park, TX

Posted 19d ago