Electrical Engineer, 747

Mojave, California, United States

Full Time

20 days ago

Job description


Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.


To help achieve these efforts, Stratolaunch is seeking a Sr-, Staff, or Principal-level Electrical Engineer to lead all aspects of the 747 carrier aircraft and pylon electrical systems.   This position is responsible for design, development, meeting requirements, performing verification activities, and test execution for the carrier aircraft and pylon electronics.  You must be comfortable with component/system development and integration.   Candidates must have an aerospace development background and relevant experience in aerospace systems integration.



·     Lead the 747 carrier aircraft and pylon electrical design, including working with current systems and making modifications, as needed

·     Lead aircraft electrical technology development including developing the requirements, capabilities, and implementing a development plan

·     Represent the electrical systems in mission control, continuing console operator duties and contributing to flight test activities

·     Develop electrical system requirement verification activities

·     Perform electrical system test verification activities

·     Perform design and/or analysis to support component development

·     Lead test procedure development and test execution

·     Write interface control documents (ICDs) and lead integrated testing

·     Develop engineering tools, as needed, to complete their tasking

·     Regular and comprehensive communication to the 747 Carrier Aircraft Chief Engineer on a weekly and monthly basis

·     Travel, as needed, to support the department

·     Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications:

·     Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of these disciplines:  electrical engineering, avionics, aircraft and/or hypersonic vehicle integration

·     Experience with technical aerospace leadership, including working with sub-contractors

·     Experience with requirements development, with a focus on interface management

·     Experience with risk management

·     Facilitation skills and ability to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to gain support or resolve concerns

·     Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals

·     Complex aerospace system development

·     Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

·     Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

·     Experience with architecting Avionics and Data Acquisition systems for experimental vehicles

·     Experience with government agencies

·     Experience with hypersonic programs

·     Experience with IEEE 802.3 networking standards and IRIG-106 telemetry standards

·     Experience with PCB design, bring-up, and integration

·     Experience with being on a Mission Control Center console during flight operations

·     Security clearance


Required Computer Skills:

·     Experience in Matlab, Python, C/C++, and/or XML

·     MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)


Preferred Computer Skills:

·     Siemens Capital/Mentor Graphics

·     Labview

·     Familiarity with configuration management systems – Jira (preferred)


·     Sr Level ($104,000-$155,000): Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 5-10 years of engineering experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience

·     Staff Level ($127,000-$195,000): Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 10-20 years of engineering experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience

·     Principal Level ($154,000-$246,000): Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 20-25 years of engineering experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

·     Position on-site based in Mojave, CA

·     Travel, as needed, to support the department.  Travel estimated to be <5%


Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA
  • 9/80 schedule
  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave up to 16 weeks
  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan, up to the IRS annual limit
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education


Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.


Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.


Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.


Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:




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