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Senior Avionics Engineer- Landers & Spacecraft

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Posted: 12/21/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Core Technologies - FTE Job Number: 28157

Job Description

Position Title: Senior Avionics Engineer- Landers & Spacecraft

Position Description: Protingent has a direct hire opportunity for an Avionics Engineer with our client in Pittsburgh, PA.

Job Responsibilities:
  • The development of flight hardware avionics, including computing, signal conditioning, control electronics, filtering, data acquisition, and command & data handling (C&DH)
  • Providing technical and programmatic guidance to internal avionics team members (employees, subcontractors, consultants) and partner support personnel
  • Performing trade studies for the electrical and avionics systems
  • Analyzing and verifying different operating modes of the spacecraft by designing, fabricating, and testing integrated avionics systems
  • Utilizing partners and suppliers to identify and implement cost-effective, technically optimal solutions
  • Researching and selecting components from various external vendors by verifying that the components meet the mission needs
  • Testing of fabricated PCBs or integrated avionics systems
  • Developing test scripts or simulations for testing integrated systems
  • Participating in environmental tests of engineering design units
  • Participating in qualification tests of flight design units
  • Communicating payload technical needs with avionics and power systems
  • Delivering technical reports of tests and advancements in avionics and power systems
  • Performing in-the-loop tests for selected hardware components

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in electronics hardware development
  • B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Systems engineering (SE) experience for controlling requirements, risks, and integration flow
  • Project management (PM) experience for managing schedule of development and avionics resources.
  • Schematic and board design proficiency using software like Altium, Eagle, OrCAD, or similar
  • Rapid prototype development skills
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Capable of programming embedded systems
  • Capable of programming FPGAs, microcontrollers, computer processors, graphic processors, or similar
  • Digital, analog, and signal conditioning design skills
  • Extensive knowledge in integrated systems technologies
  • Ability to develop modeling tests for power or avionics systems
  • Capable of utilizing computer aided design (CAD) tools to develop avionics systems
  • Extensive experience of NASA-STD 8739, AIAA-S122-2007, MIL-HDBK-454B, or similar
  • Extensive experience of NASA-STD 4001 and NASA-STD 4003 or similar
  • Highly proficient with MSOffice tools
  • Basic systems engineering management skills

Desired Job Qualifications:
  • Experience in developing spacecraft electronics systems for a Class D unmanned spacecraft or similar
  • Knowledgeable of Range Safety and Ground Safety electronics compliance
  • Capable of developing flight software for integrated systems
  • Knowledge of space environmental tests
  • Knowledge of CPU design
  • Knowledge of propulsion driver controller
  • Knowledge of modeling power system components
  • Experience with testing for MIL-STD 461F or similar
  • Ability to program and analyze in engineering tools like MATLAB
  • M.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • $100,000-$130,000
  • Onsite
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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