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Stratolaunch, LLC Senior Avionics Engineer - Hypersonics in Mojave, California

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 a Avionics Engineer II - Hypersonics to support development of the rocket-powered hypersonic vehicle avionics and instrumentation systems. This position also includes development and implementation of other segments of the Stratolaunch architecture, which could include airborne support equipment and ground elements.

As an Avionics Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting systems on the hypersonic vehicle and other ground and flight support activities. You are responsible for contributing to the design, development, meeting requirements, performing verification activities, and test execution for the hypersonic vehicle avionics. 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:

  • Support the hypersonic vehicle avionics development, including working with current and new development systems

  • Support aircraft avionics technology development including developing the requirements, capabilities, and test plans

  • Design and layout custom printed circuit boards

  • Support pre- and post-flight test activities

  • Support integration of the hypersonic vehicle with the carrier aircraft

  • Perform test verification activities on the hypersonic vehicle

  • Perform design and/or analysis to support component development

  • Perform test procedure development and test execution

  • Support custom software used for the hypersonic vehicle

  • Develop engineering tools, as needed, to complete tasking

  • Analyze test data for various projects

  • 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 Hypersonics 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

  • Circuit design experience


  • 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

  • Experience with PCB design software

  • 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