As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will design, build, integrate, commission and operate the hardware environment we use to ensure the correctness and performance of our avionics and electrical gound support equipment (EGSE) for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of the HIL design and its use as a verification tool that tests all the electronic hardware and software for our spaceflight systems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitement and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
Define a modular, scalable HIL platform that can meet the company's long term plans for enabling millions of people to live and work in space
Define the architecture for the HIL including the facility requirements, electrical and mechanical interfaces, concept of operations, layouts, use-cases, regression and verification tests
Participate in the development and presentation of material for gated design reviews, test readiness reviews, and verification reviews
Execute multi-domain integrated system tests in the HIL to support flight software and hardware qualification and operator training
Support the integration of flight avionics hardware, EGSE, ground consoles, simulations and analysis tooling necessary to verify the requirements and performance of avionics units under test
Participate in all aspects of integrated hardware/software system verification and validation including test planning, test execution, troubleshooting, issue resolution, documentation of test results, and data reviews
Develop and maintain a Technical Performance Measurement (TPM) system for the HIL labs to evaluate system performance and guide continuous improvement
Mentor other engineers in the areas of real-time test, simulation, and verification
Participate in cross-functional teams and support the development and modifications of models for real-time execution including cross validation
Participate in subsystem hardware tests to assist in defining the dynamics of various non-linear models (e.g., liquid fuel slosh, navigation)
B.S. degree or higher in electrical engineering or related discipline
3+ year of relevant experience
Demonstrated history of integrating software and hardware systems
Solid electrical engineering, digital and analog circuit fundamentals and lab skills
Proficient in the use of standard electronic lab test and troubleshooting equipment
Digital and analog circuit design, simulation, assembly, and test, with knowledge of design principles for non-laboratory environments
Preference for and ability to thrive as a member of a tightly integrated team
Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
Experience working in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) or system integration labs (SIL)
Experience in analog to digital and digital to analog converters, power supply components and design, analog testing/troubleshooting techniques, and signal integrity, layout and grounding principles
Applied experience with hard real-time operating systems and embedded systems
Broad understanding of instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including DMMs, DAQ, Power Supplies, Oscilloscopes, DIO, GPIB, Serial-422, UDP, GigE, SPI, switch technologies and topologies, accelerometers, RTDs, thermocouples, and 4-20mA sensors
Understanding of metrology, sources of measurement error, and uncertainty analysis
Exposure to hardware-in-the-loop environments outside of aerospace (automotive, robotics, medical)
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.
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