Principal Avionics Hardware Engineer
Updated on 6/5/2023
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 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
Aviation & aerospace component manufacturer
Company Overview
Relativity Space is an aerospace company that designs, develops, and builds 3D printed rockets.
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Wellness stipend
  • 401(k)
  • Equity
  • 11 company holidays
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Monthly lunches, game nights, & offsite events
  • Parental leave
  • Annual learning stipend