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Launcher is developing the world’s most efficient rocket to deliver small satellites to orbit. We are now headquartered in Hawthorne, California (map).  Please visit our careers website to learn more about Launcher's strategy and benefits.

The Team: 

Avionics – Launcher’s avionics group works to design, develop, test, integrate, launch and operate all the electronic hardware and software for our vehicles. This includes but is not limited to: flight software, flight computers, power conversion units, analog and digital circuit boards, FPGA HDL, RF communication units, GN&C sensors and actuators as well as enclosure and wire harness development. 

Our team is made up of the very best minds from the aerospace industry. We are experts in fault-tolerant spacecraft avionics and we’ve played significant roles within NASA/JPL’s avionics and robotics communities, SpaceX and Google. We’ve designed hardware and software for use on Earth, the International Space Station, in orbit around Earth's moon, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. We’ve even driven rovers on Mars. As a hardcore engineering team, we don’t believe in half measures and we’re looking for more engineers just like us. If this sounds like where you belong, we’d like to hear from you.

The Role:

Launcher is looking for a highly motivated and talented engineer to join our growing Guidance, Navigation, and Controls team. This position will support the development of Launcher Orbiter and Launcher Light vehicles. As a member of the team, you will have the unique opportunity to provide input to the design decisions of these vehicles. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced team and own projects from inception to completion.  

In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter with your application.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and validation of GNC algorithms.
  • Development of analysis tools, including our in-house 6 degree of freedom simulation.
  • Vehicle performance assessment.
  • Hardware testing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or similar area of study.
  • Experience with linear control systems, orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, rotational kinematics, modeling and simulation.
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: C++, Matlab, Python

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Digital control systems or digital signal processing.
  • Control of flexible vehicles and non-linear systems.
  • Sensor fusion and state estimation.
  • Familiarity with spacecraft attitude determination and control system hardware.
  • Familiarity with Linux environment.
  • Passion for rockets and spacecraft

ITAR Requirement

As we must adhere to the U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 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. All applicants must indicate their immigration status on their resume and/or cover letter.

Equal Opportunity

Launcher is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to 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, Los Angeles, CA (Hawthorne)

Posted 8 months ago

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