Principal Avionics Hardware Engineer

Posted on 7/19/2023

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

1,001-5,000 employees

Develops 3D printed reusable rockets

AI & Machine Learning
Robotics & Automation

Senior, Expert

Long Beach, CA, USA

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in electronics hardware design in at least one of these areas:
  • Power electronics: motor drives and control, DC-DC converters, load switches, high voltage DC electronics
  • Digital electronics: high speed serial interfaces (SPI, PCIe, Ethernet, etc.); memory interfaces; design for SoCs, microcontrollers, and microprocessors
  • Mixed-signal electronics: ADCs, DACs, signal conditioning, amplifier circuits, filter design, etc
  • Experience driving rigorous engineering process (requirements capture, design reviews, design verification, etc.)
  • Experience working with highly cross-functional teams (mechanical, thermal, electrical, software, etc.) to develop integrated electronics solutions
  • Experience mentoring engineers in engineering best-practices and domain-specific technical principles
  • Comfortable communicating deeply technical topics to a wide variety of audiences
  • Drive the design and development of launch vehicle electronics hardware such as flight computers, power distribution systems, actuator systems, navigation systems, communication systems, etc
  • Work with partner teams such as propulsion, GNC, mechanisms, launch, etc. to define system requirements, interfaces, and understand system performance impacts of avionics designs
  • Make complex technical decisions (risk tradeoffs, evaluation of trade studies, anomaly investigations, etc.) based on physical principles and experience
  • Define avionics system requirements and system architecture
  • Guide engineers in hardware design in at least one of three areas: power electronics, digital electronics, or mixed signal electronics
  • Foster strong engineering culture in the team through mentorship, training, and development of engineering processes and principles (design reviews, root cause investigations, etc.)
  • Communicate complex avionics concepts to a wide variety of audiences
  • Bring clarity and direction to ambiguous technical problems
  • Identify opportunities to leverage new technologies in the development of avionics systems
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with design of electronics for harsh environments (vibe, thermal, vacuum, radiation, etc.)
  • Experience with design of electronics for mission-critical applications (aviation, automotive, robotics, spacecraft, medical)
  • Experience with system architecture development for complex electronics systems
  • Experience leading a team of engineers

Relativity Space offers an engaging workplace that focuses on cutting-edge additive manufacturing techniques for building reusable rockets, positioning itself at the forefront of the space technology industry. The company's commitment to reducing complexity and costs in rocket launches aligns with the burgeoning demands of the space infrastructure market, making it an ideal environment for professionals passionate about innovation and growth in aerospace engineering.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding



Long Beach, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health, dental & vision coverage

Wellness stipend



11 company holidays

Generous PTO policy

Monthly lunches, game nights, & offsite events

Parental leave

Annual learning stipend