Sr. Avionics Hardware Engineer

Full Remote


Full Time

5 days ago

Job description

Please review the job details below.

At Maxar, our next generation spacecraft range from Earth observation to interplanetary missions, including NASA's Artemis Program Lunar Gateway Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). We are looking for an experienced Sr. Avionics Hardware Engineer to join our growing Space Program Delivery team. This position provides an opportunity to participate in fast-paced iterative Avionics Hardware developments for Command & Data Handling systems, with an emphasis in proliferated LEO constellations applications.

As an Avionics Hardware Engineer, you will act as the engineering focal for one or several avionics units for different Space Infrastructure products. Collaborating closely with a cohort of electrical, mechanical, test and system engineers, you will develop electrical schematics, PCB board layouts, specifications and execute test activities in the laboratory. You will provide technical leadership, guide and mentor junior engineers to complete the overall design of the avionics boxes. This is an exciting opportunity to be the owner from concept to verification, production and operation of avionics hardware for space applications.


  • Work with a cross-functional team of electrical, mechanical and test engineers to develop avionics hardware products for space infrastructure applications
  • Create electrical schematics, PCB layouts, mechanical drawings, test and verification plans
  • Execute test campaigns in R&D and environmental laboratories, and use the data gathered to iterate the design
  • Oversee the manufacturing of PCB boards and avionics boxes both for research and volume production purposes
  • Interface with Software and Firmware development engineers to ensure that the hardware design will meet the requirements of the overall system
  • Provide technical leadership, guide, and mentor junior engineers

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science or a related field. An additional four years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • 8 years of experience with electrical design and analysis, with an emphasis in micro-processors and micro-controller board design.
  • Hands-on oriented, willingness to test quick, understand failures and incorporate lessons learned in the design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of relevant experience, including experience leading electrical engineering designs through the full lifecycle
  • Familiarity with satellite avionics design and test obtained through educational training and/or on the-job experience in a related field
  • Familiarity with the space environment and its effect on satellite systems
  • Experience with FPGA hardware implementation for flight applications in the aerospace industry
  • Knowledge of firmware development for flight applications in the aerospace industry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced iterative R&D environments where requirements are not yet fully defined

Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidateโ€™s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is:

$104,000.00 - $174,000.00 annually.


Additionally, this position is incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and/or individual results achieved; the specific incentive plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions.

Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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