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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.


Come help us support the Supply Chain that builds Rockets!  We are looking for high energy individual with exceptional attention to detail. The R&D Buyer Avionics Buyer position provides critical support to the Avionics Development Team.  Come be a true contributor and make a difference.


  • Support preparation of internal requests for proposals for distribution to vendors.

  • Analyzes all requirements and provisions in contracts, including terms and conditions, to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations and company policies and procedures.

  • Work closely with Finance and other internal departments to validate and execute Supplier payment schedules.

  • Review business aspects of requisition and provide advice as subject matter expert.

  • Handle communications and negotiations with vendors and suppliers while ensuring all quality standards are met.

  • Manage day to day purchasing duties for assigned parts.

  • Manage delivery schedule, recovery, and corrective action.

  • Assist with a wide array of additional functions as necessary within rapid growth R&D environment.

  • Support Supply Chain efforts with R & D teams.

  • Support Make/Buy decision.

  • Manage the selection and onboarding process for suppliers in an R & D environment.

  • Help resolve risk issues from long lead, raw material, capacity, sole source, and other constrains that arise in the design phase within the Supply Chain.

  • Supplier Quality Experience.

  • Follow Corporate Procurement Practices and Procedures when making decisions concerning negotiating, sourcing, and contracting for all goods and services purchased for the plant.

  • Compare quotes against requirements and budgetary compliance.

  • Assist requisitioners in selecting suppliers that align and comply with Firefly ASL/AVL.  (Approved Supplier/Vendor list)

  • Work with Finance to ensure that contracts align with Federal, State and Local laws.

  • Tracking and manage all blanket agreements/PO/Contracts within the MRO/Indirect spend environment.

  • Act as liaison between stakeholders such as the rest of Purchasing Team, Finance, Sales, Engineering, Systems, etc.



  • 5 � 7 years buying in a R & D/New Product Development environment.
  • MS Office (including Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • Software operation and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrate strong sense of urgency and prioritization of internal issues.
  • Proven experience working cross functionally and shown ability to influence and communicate across all levels.
  • Strong ability to handle and effectively prioritize multiple competing priorities and requests.
  • Possess a valid �Real ID� driver�s license, and clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks.
  • Physical stamina to perform regular duties, including:
    • Lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds
    • Stand for long periods of time
    • Crouch, bend, and reach


  • Odoo ERP/MRP knowledge.
  • ITAR experience.
  • Aerospace Industry as an OEM, Supplier, Contractor, Sub-contractor.
  • Experience in an Engineering development, Proto-typing and test environment a plus.
  • Experience in AS9100 environment a plus.

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 3 months ago

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