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Stratolaunch, LLC Electrical Engineer II 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 Electrical Engineer to complete the development of the hypersonic vehicle electrical design. This position also includes the path to leading the development and implementation of other segments of the Stratolaunch architecture, which could include airborne support equipment, launch vehicle, and ground elements.

As an Electrical Engineer , you will be responsible for leading aspects of the hypersonic research vehicle. You are responsible for contributing to the design, development, meeting requirements, performing verification activities, and test execution for the hypersonic vehicle electrical system. You must be comfortable with component/system development and integration. This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data. Candidates must have an aerospace development background and relevant experience in aerospace systems integration.

This position is based in Mojave, CA. Candidates must have strong aircraft development and operational background, facilities experience, and relevant experience in aircraft systems integration.


  • Lead aspects of the hypersonic vehicle electrical system, including working with current subsystems and new development projects

  • Contribute to aspects of vehicle power system technology development including creating requirements, detail designing the subsystem, and testing of the subsystem to verify requirements have been met

  • Contribute to aspects of the integration of hypersonic vehicle with the carrier aircraft electrical system

  • Perform design and/or analysis to support component and subsystem development

  • Lead test procedure development and test execution

  • Develop engineering tools, as needed, to complete the tasking

  • Provide technical guidance for specific projects within the larger program with responsibility for technical performance of the project

  • Provide electrical engineering support to the propulsion test stand and custom ground support equipment, as required

  • Regular and comprehensive communication to the Hypersonic Avionics Lead

  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems

  • Travel, as needed, to support the department

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.


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.

Required Experience

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

  • Experience with common aerospace hardware such as relays, D38999 connectors, terminal blocks, wire gauge sizing, and circuit breakers

  • Experience with Capital Logic and Capital Harness wiring design software or equivalent

  • Experience with electrical systems integration, power-on functional testing, and flight testing

  • Experience designing launch vehicle or aircraft electrical power systems

  • Experience with technical aerospace leadership, including working with sub-contractors

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

  • Experience with risk management

  • Facilitation skills and ability to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to gain support or resolve concerns

  • Ability to work on your own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals

  • Complex aerospace system development

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.

Preferred Experience

  • Aircraft and/or launch vehicle development experience

  • Experience with government agencies

  • Experience with air-launch programs

  • Experience with LabView

  • Experience with subcontractors

  • Security clearance

Required Skills

  • Wiring diagram tools: Capital Logic & Capital Harness, or equivalent

  • CAD: CATIA, Solidworks, or equivalent

  • Lab equipment: Oscilloscopes, multimeters, AC/DC power supplies, signal generators

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Configuration management systems


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution plus 2 - 5 years of applicable experience

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • 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