Lead Spacecraft Avionics Engineer

El Segundo, CA
Full Time
Avionics Engineer
Entry Level

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. Here you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Job Summary
As a Lead Spacecraft Avionics Engineer, you will execute your own work and direct a small team (internal or external subcontractors) per schedule, manage yourself and a few others. You will develop avionics hardware from concept through design, layout, fabrication and checkout as well as integration, test, and verification. You will solve the unique challenges of developing high-reliability, flexible spacecraft electronics on demanding timelines.

This position's internal job code is Electrical Design & Analysis Engineer. Our team is currently hiring for a level 3.


  • If it processes or moves data throughout the spacecraft, you own it.
  • Design, development, test and operations of digital and analog circuits, including DI, DO, AI, AO, and communications/bus/harness interconnects of RS-422, 485, SPI, LVDS, LVCMOS.
  • Design, development, coding, test and operations of flight avionics firmware, including architecting, designing, and implementing FPGA HDL and/or board support packages on custom hardware platforms.
  • Design EGSE harnessing for HIL and writing test procedures for integration and test.
  • Initial system and requirements design, including make/buy, cost/risk/performance trades.
  • Align host vehicle ICD with spacecraft communication protocols and local data storage
  • Maximizing the operational capabilities of our unique, high-performance flight avionics hardware with attention to radiation effects and electromagnetic interference and compatibility
  • Develop subsystem design review block diagrams and performance metrics for presentation

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of applicable experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or similar 
  • Hands-on, direct experience with hardware design, processor bring-up.
  • Verilog or VHDL code development and deployment to hardware. 
  • Experience with C/C++ development and deployment in embedded environments.
  • Strong bias for getting things done with collaboration but minimal regimentation in a new emerging aerospace environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • This position requires an active TS/SCI (U.S. Citizenship required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active. More information on this process can be found by following the Mandatory Security Clearance and Access Process Disqualifying Criteria link which is listed in the job posting).
  • Experience with hardware design tools such as Altium
  • Experience with embedded and/or FPGA programming
  • Recent experience with real-time operating systems especially variants of embedded linux
  • Experience with Agile development methods
  • Experience with flight vehicle operations as an avionics subsystem operator including in-flight anomaly resolution and component/subsystem enhancement during the flight life of the vehicle

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary Pay-Range

  • Level 3: $104,550 - $153,750

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan. Relocation assistance to Southern California can be provided. 

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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