embedded system
flight systems

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world.  The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals.  The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications.  Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining.  Astrobotic’s headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a second location in Mojave, California.

Astrobotic Technology is seeking a 2023 Summer Avionics Intern to serve on our Avionics subsystem team. Astrobotic Technology wants you to assist in the design, fabrication, and test of avionics hardware and electronic components for the Griffin lunar lander. This temporary position is expected to last from May 22, 2023, to August 11, 2022.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in the design of PCBs that serve as the spacecraft’s primary and secondary avionics systems.
  • Perform trade studies on electronic components and select the best options for engineering and flight avionics units.
  • Develop test procedures for component, board-level and system-level integrated testing. 
  • Support hardware-in-the-loop testing with engineering and flight systems.
  • Write and present technical reports.


Required Qualifications:

  • Prototype development skills
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Digital, analog, and signal conditioning design skills

Experience in the following:

  • Researching and selecting components from various external vendors by verifying that the components meet the mission needs
  • Developing schematic and board designs using software like Altium, Eagle, OrCAD, or similar
  • Testing assembled PCBs or integrated systems
  • Performing hardware-in-the-loop tests for selected components


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Capable of programming embedded systems, FPGAs, microcontrollers, computer processors, graphic processors, or similar
  • Developing test scripts or simulations for testing integrated systems
  • Schematic and board design proficiency using software like Altium, Eagle, OrCAD, or similar
  • Capable of programming embedded systems
  • Ability to develop modeling tests for power or avionics systems
  • Capable of programming FPGAs, microcontrollers, computer processors, graphic processors, or similar

Applicants should be prepared to submit a writing sample, references, and demonstrate a significant background in space missions.

Salary Range: $18-25 per hour*

*The base salary range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered for this position will depend on numerous factors including individual performance, business objectives, and the candidates professional experience.  Base salary is just one component of Astrobotic’s competitive total rewards strategy.

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.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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United States, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted 2 months ago
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