Virgin Orbit, LLC

  • Avionics Integration Engineer (NX)

    Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are




    At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.


    Position Summary


    Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as an Avionics Integration Engineer. 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 Long Beach, California.

    Your Mission

    • Design and release of wire harness models and drawings using NX software in Team Center
    • Responsible for harnessing on rocket stage, co-ordinate the wire harness design and installation between various departments.
    • Work with Electrical engineers to confirm optimized design for interferences, Hi vib environments, ease of installation, and other design concerns
    • Responsible for sensor installation, mounting and grounding methods
    • Responsible for generating wire harness routing in NX, form board design and support harness build activities.
    • Responsible for integration tests to verify functional operation.
    • Responsible for generating test fixtures and test procedures for system level test.
    • Applies basic technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned routine engineering problems
    • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff
    • Maintain detailed schedules that support overall product schedules and properly communicate status to management
    • Work on a team to complete projects with high quality while maintaining schedules

    What you bring

    If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…


    • BS in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
    • 3+ years’ Engineering experience in harness design, or related field of study.
    • Knowledge and experience with NX wire harnessing, or Creo wire harnessing or Solidworks wire harnessing
    • Experience with system architecture design is required
    • Knowledge of MIL 38999 standards, NASA 8739.4 or equivalent specs


    ITAR Requirements

    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.


    Personal Requirements

    Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”

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    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.


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