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Avionics Engineer - Data Acquisition

Firefly Aerospace in Cedar Park, TX, USA


Firefly Aerospace is a U.S. based advanced space technology developmental organization focusing on the leading edge of space systems progression. We are committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles. If you are great at what you do and would like to work with people who really want to make a difference, then Firefly is the place for you.


Firefly Avionics Engineers specializing in Data Acquisition will leverage their applicable experience and expertise to design/procure, test, and implement flight data acquisition systems and instrumentation for launch vehicles.  Qualified candidates will be responsible for design, drawings, analysis, some hands-on fabrication, supplier management, physical testing of all components and instruments, and integration into the launch vehicle.  You will be part of the avionics team and will work closely and collaborate with all other teams across the company.


  • Work as part of a team to develop and implement data acquisition systems and instrumentation for launch vehicle systems
  • Understand and implement aerospace guidelines for development and design of low voltage electronics on aerospace vehicles
  • Develop specifications for the data acquisition systems and instrumentation, and work with vendors to acquire and integrate components that meet specs
  • Generate electrical schematics to support flight, qualification, and test lab designs.
  • Support design reviews by presenting design, analysis, and test results, showing component design and manufacturing is qualified for flight.
  • Build or procure and test prototype components for immediate test support during R&D
  • Monitor data acquisition system and instrumentation system performance during testing/flight and recommend improvements



  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in electrical engineering or similar
  • 1-3 years of experience with low voltage electrical/electronic components development, procurement, or testing
  • Experience with various types of instrumentation, including pressure sensors, RTD's, strains, accelerometers, and others
  • Competent at end-to-end definition, requirements generation, block-diagram design, and integration into the Avionics architecture
  • Familiar with the usage of test equipment to verify design
  • Skilled at giving technical presentations to peers, management and external reviewers.


  • Proficiency with Autodesk products, Altium, and analysis tools
  • Experience with instrumentation in test environments, particularly as applied to launch vehicle systems
  • Understanding of basic subsystems of a launch vehicle and how avionics integrate within the vehicle and interface with instrumentation
  • Experience with environmental testing including thermal cycle, thermal vacuum, shock, and vibration analysis and testing
  • Understanding of launch vehicle or aerospace grounding and how it impacts instrumentation systems
  • Experience working with many digital communication protocols including CAN, 802.3(u, ab or others), RS-422, RS-485, UART, etc.
  • Hands on experience with integration of electronics and cabling in airborne vehicles


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Posted date: 13 days ago

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