Sr. Engineer, Avionics Integration

Tustin, California, United States


Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

We are seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Systems Senior Engineer to join our Avionics team. The primary responsibility will be supporting avionics systems and hardware design. The ideal candidate will have experience designing and integrating avionics and electrical systems into a spacecraft or aircraft.



  • Design, integration, and testing of avionics and electrical systems
  • Work with software and hardware engineers, and subcontractors to define requirements and interfaces for custom avionics
  • Plan, execute, and report on vehicle ground and flight testing


Required Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. in an Engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • 8 or more years of relevant experience in aerospace or similar field
  • Experience with embedded systems hardware and software
  • Experience with spacecraft or aircraft avionics system design, component selection, and integration.
  • Experience with PCB design, FPGA, microcontrollers, and real-time systems
  • Experience with digital communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, RS485, Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553, CAN
  • Hands-on avionics and/or software experience with aerospace or related systems
  • Strong grasp of electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Understanding of software engineering fundamentals







The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $105,700.00–$161,200.00. The base pay actually offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, location, and experience and take into account internal equity. Other forms of pay (e.g., bonus or long term incentive) may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Virgin Galactic benefits, please visit

Who We Are

Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity’s relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it’s supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is THE spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what’s possible. 

Export Requirements 
To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Person (either a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident or a protected individual as defined 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) or be able to obtain the required authorization from either the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The applicant must also not be included in the list of Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. See list here.

EEO Statement
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. 

Virgin Galactic is committed to a Drug Free Workplace.  All applicants post offer and active teammates are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. This can include pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and accident related drug and alcohol testing. 

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