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Stratolaunch, LLC DAS Engineer - Carrier Aircraft in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch needs an Data Acquisition System (DAS) Engineer to lead the architecture development and implementation of the data acquisition and instrumentation to support the aircraft and launch system. This position will develop the requirements for the new mission-critical DAS, as well as developing the architecture to meet these needs by working with the Launch System and Carrier Aircraft teams as well as the crew, networking, electrical, and avionics teams

You are responsible for contributing to the design, development, meeting requirements, performing verification activities, and test execution for the combined Carrier Aircraft & Talon system. You must be comfortable with component/system development and integration. This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead Carrier Aircraft & Integrated DAS development including adding capability for launch vehicles and design/development of a new Data Acquisition System to interface with multiple data types and nodes

  • Train and act as primary DAS lead in mission control center

  • Maintain and upgrade the current DAS and instrumentation systems on the carrier aircraft

  • Act as central contact for any DAS expansion/addition requests, this includes coordinating with the RE’s on hardware procurement, installation, calibration and checkouts

  • Wire diagram generation/modification

  • Hardware and Software Configuration Management

  • Generation of Installation and Build Definition

  • Shop/Manufacturing Support and Guidance

  • Support pre- and post-flight test activities

  • Support custom software used in the integrated system

  • Evaluate risks and contribute to risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigations are adequate

  • Regular and comprehensive communication to the Carrier Aircraft Avionics Lead on a weekly and monthly basis

  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems

  • Travel, as needed, to support projects

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of and experience with one or more of these disciplines: electrical engineering, avionics, electronics, software, aircraft and/or launch vehicle integration

  • Experience with requirements development, with a focus on interface management

  • Excellent written communication and documentation skills

  • Experience with risk management

  • Ability to communicate technical challenges and provide interface guidance to varied audiences to develop airborne and ground support systems. Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals

  • Complex aerospace system development

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Experience with air or space vehicle instrumentation


  • Aircraft and/or launch vehicle development experience

  • Software development and support experience

  • Experience with government agencies

  • Experience with air-launch programs

  • Automated testing experience

  • Security clearance

Required Computer Skills

  • Experience in C/C++, Python, XML

  • Experience with UDP/TCP and PCM

  • Engineering software tools

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Configuration management systems


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 3-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Remarks

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 5+%

  • Position is based in Mojave, CA

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Engineering