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In support of our LauncherOne efforts and as part of our propulsion test group, we are seeking an experienced Data Systems Principal Engineer to develop and maintain data acquisition and control systems for Newton rocket engine propulsion test facilities for the LauncherOne program.
The Engine Data Systems Engineer/Specialist will be responsible for design, development, and operation of the LauncherOne propulsion test site facility data acquisition and control software that supports remote ground test stand and rocket engine test article fluid components and instrumentation during daily operations and propulsion hot fire testing operations.
The Engine Data Systems Engineer/Specialist will work with a dynamic and highly skilled propulsion engineering team in the development and production testing of LauncherOne rocket engine testing program. The ideal candidate would be a specialist with systems engineering level experience with processors, power and grounding systems, National Instruments software, electronics and sensors. Leadership for the development of innovative data acquisition and control systems will be involved.
System design and architecture of the chemical rocket engine test facility configuration
Design of in-house chemical rocket engine test systems and component test software as appropriate
Electrical design of wire harnesses and other interconnect systems as well as configuration management
Systems level design of data acquisition and controls systems which integrate between engine and component test facilities.
Leadership for data acquisition and control software and hardware design crew.
Assistance in the development of manufacturing and integration and test processes and procedures. Including hardware and software acceptance test procedures
Bachelor of Science in Engineering or STEM plus a minimum of (9) years of related experience. Extensive experience in National Instruments hardware and software systems design and development
LabVIEW experienced preferred
Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
Experience in low cost commercial space system ventures desired
Experience with air launched space launch vehicles or aircraft systems desired
Experience with air launched space launch vehicles
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Virgin Orbit has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.
Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.