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Lead Avionics Engineer

ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
ABL Space Systems is driven by the vision that in ten years, missions to space will launch every day from around the world. We’ve set out to assure global access to space through the development of a low-cost launch vehicle and a modular ground system, RS1 and GS0.
Behind our business model is an exceptional team. Engineers, technicians and operators at ABL thrive on creating simple yet effective systems to tackle the challenge that space launch presents.
Launch is just the beginning. Join ABL in paving the way for the next-generation space platform.
We are a tight team with big goals. That means we need all hands on deck. At ABL, every person takes ownership of their work, and understands how it impacts our mission. Accessing space doesn’t need to be expensive, complicated, or difficult, and we’re building the systems, CONOPS, and organization to prove it. Our team has come together to pursue mastery of our domains and build something bigger than ourselves. We are proud to serve the people pushing the frontiers of space technology. Our goals are ambitious. The work is challenging. We take a deep personal responsibility for everything we make. Driven by great people and greater talent, ABL is reimagining the next generation of space launches.
ABL’s Avionics Engineers are critical to mission success, bridging the gap between hardware responsible for producing thousands of pounds of thrust and software guiding the payload safely to the correct orbit.


  • Develop component, systems, and test requirements in conjunction with engineers, stakeholders, and government agencies.
  • Develop, analyze, and review data to validate and verify the avionics system meets specifications and design requirements
  • Perform root cause and corrective action investigation for issues encountered in manufacturing, integration, and operations.
  • Collaborate with mechanical and flight sciences teams to maintain design alignment on requirements and integration
  • Facilitate avionics hardware development from conception to flight-ready systems.
  • Lead FMEA processes for components and systems.
  • Champion safety, reliability, and performance margins for avionics components and systems while balancing timeline goals and regulations.
  • Develop test plans for component validation, system qualification and acceptance
  • Gather, define, and document requirements to meet existing and anticipated needs for vehicle avionics.
  • Work with government agencies to ensure compliance to all safety requirements.
  • Mentor junior members of the avionics systems team.


  • B.S. in Aerospace or Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), ), or similar from an accredited university
  • 5+ years experience in the development of aircraft, missile, spacecraft or similar electronic/avionic systems


  • Prior work designing, developing, and testing avionics hardware on launch vehicles or space systems
  • Experience designing component and test requirements
  • Experience qualifying avionics systems for spaceflight
  • Experience developing or architecting systems applicable to government regulations
  • Demonstrated leadership experience


  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • This role requires occasional travel to our launch and test sites
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. As such, US person status (including US citizens, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status) is a required qualification for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.