👷 Electrical Engineer - Avionics Hardware Design

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Firefly Aerospace Inc. is an American end-to-end space transportation company committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch and spacecraft vehicles. Firefly�s launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload. Combined with Firefly�s in-space vehicles, such as the Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Blue Ghost Lunar Lander, Firefly provides the space industry with a single source for missions from LEO to the surface of the Moon or beyond. Firefly is headquartered in Cedar Park, TX.SUMMARY

The avionics hardware design group is responsible for the design of high-reliability avionics systems for Firefly launch vehicles and spacecraft. As a hardware design engineer, you will work with a multidisciplinary group of engineers to design, build, test, and fly avionics systems for multiple Firefly vehicles.


  • Quickly design high reliability electronics for Firefly rockets and spacecraft
  • Participate in system trades, requirements capture, component selection, analysis, schematic capture, design reviews, prototyping, bring-up, debugging, documentation, manufacturing, and test
  • Execute development and qualification testing campaigns to validate designs for flight
  • Support hardware through development, production, integration, and flight operations
  • Work with systems engineering teams to understand use-cases



  • Bachelor�s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or physics
  • 5+ years of experience with circuit board design including environments
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Passion for problem solving, and working with new hardware


  • Passion for spaceflight
  • Experience with high-reliability electronics design
  • Experience managing a project from inception through production
  • Experience with circuit simulation including signal integrity analysis, IR drop analysis, and SPICE
  • Experience with design for manufacturability
  • Experience with engineering projects in any one or more of the following areas
    • CPU/FPGA/ circuit boards
    • Wireless devices,
    • High speed interfaces
    • Low power platforms
  • Experience with Altium Designer
  • Experience with tools such as
    •  Matlab
    •  LabVIEW
    •  Python
    •  SPICE
  • Experience with embedded Linux
  • Experience with embedded microcontroller systems
  • Experience with C/C++ in embedded systems
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with project management

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, pet Insurance, and flexible PTO options.

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.

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United States, Cedar Park, TX
Posted 2 months ago
Job offer closed
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