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Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Data Systems Test Engineer. If you join us in this position, you will be part of our Propulsion Test group to develop and maintain data acquisition and control systems for Newton rocket engine propulsion test facilities for the LauncherOne program. The Data Systems Test Engineer 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 Data Systems Test Engineer 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. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Mojave, California.
System design and architecture of the chemical rocket engine command, control, and data acquisition systems
Design, development, and maintenance of data acquisition and command system
Electrical design of wire harnesses and other interconnect systems as well as configuration management
Leadership for data acquisition and control software and hardware design crew
Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
Performs other duties as assigned
If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.
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.
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