Avionics and Payload Engineer

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Avionics and Payload Engineer

Roles and responsibilities

Must be US Citizen
On going contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
Will be primarily responsible for integrating the payload (cameras) and the command and data handling Computer & Data Handling and its peripherals into the spacecraft.
• Evaluate the preliminary selection of the Computer & Data Handling already made, and in consultation with the rest of the engineering staff, revise or proceed with detailed assessment of the candidate vendors. 
• Will be responsible for the payload, understanding its design and functions, and integrating its software with the spacecraft control software operating within Computer & Data Handling
• Will participate in the payload pre-delivery acceptance tests at MSSS (that a separate group within the company will be supplying), and then lead the payload calibration and system-level testing.
• Work closely with the Lead Software Engineer to design and implement any subsystem software that will operate the payload

Required Skills:
• University degree in relevant engineering disciplines (includes electrical, mechanical, aerospace engineering)
• Advanced degree and/or equivalent industry experience in relevant disciplines
• Expertise and/or experience with real life small satellite flight systems (not power points)
• Expertise and/or experience with development of systems using modern engineering components and processes
• Other Desires
• Enthusiasm, interest, and potentially experience in real small spacecraft missions
• Enthusiasm, interest, and potentially experience in deep space missions

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San Diego