Lead Avionics Engineer

Job Description

All Orbits, All Planets – Join us on our journey

Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

We are hiring for a Lead Avionics Engineer to lead the Avionics Engineering team in the Software, Electrical, GNC and Avionics department. As an Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Avionics products and services developed by the SEGA department. You will work as part of a high performing team throughout the entire engineering lifecycle, from initial scoping to requirements definition, design, procurement, manufacture, testing, assembly and operations. This role includes managing cost and schedule, leading the Avionics design engineers as well as owning the product architectures and technology strategy. You will be required to produce documentation and communicate across teams to ensure duties are performed in an efficient and timely manner whilst adhering to Gilmour Space policies and procedures.

Why you should join our mission:

You will be joining a team that is working together to achieve the unimaginable for human access to space. You will be encouraged to reach your highest potential through continuous learning and embracing change. This role also offers:

  • Unique opportunity to join a rocket company based on the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Experience the buzz of working and contributing towards a rocket launch- Join the team now to be onboard in time for our launch date
  • Work in a passionate, vibrant and welcoming team that’s driven by its culture that emphasizes safety and conducts initiatives such as team BBQs
  • Expand your skills and knowledge into the innovative aerospace industry
  • Easy access from the M1

How you will contribute to our mission in getting Australia to space:

The below is designed to give you an idea of the role you will play. There will be many more exciting and innovative things to do.

  • Contributing to and managing a team of Avionics Engineers to deliver Avionics products and services
  • Ownership of Avionics engineering designs, processes and activities
  • To undertake accountability as a Responsible Engineer for Avionics units/subsystems
  • Ability to fulfill the role of Technical Authority on behalf of the Chief Engineer, as requested
  • Leading technical assessments, including: concept studies, trade studies, analysis of COTS solutions and estimates for Research and Development
  • Adhering to and leading product development engineering processes involving: requirements definition, preliminary / detailed design, review, procurement / manufacture, assembly, integration, verification / validation and operations
  • Supporting Avionics unit and integration testing and operations (may include travel to remote sites)
  • Overseeing and sign-off of engineering designs, processes and activities
  • Overseeing investigations, troubleshooting, modifications and fixes / repairs
  • Leading architecture development, technology strategy and execution of the Avionics team
  • Leading the budget, programmatics and people management of the Avionics team
  • Leading Avionics engineering production activities associated with the Launch Vehicle product lines
  • Demonstrating desirable role model traits for junior engineers to look up to
  • Coordinating with the Mechanical, Propulsion and Production engineering departments
  • Leading engagement with the Satellite, Launch Site and Defence programs, as well as external suppliers, subcontractors and stakeholders
  • Support forecasting and programmatic allocation of resources across work packages
  • Ensuring that engineering activities are conducted and documented in accordance with Gilmour Space policies, plans and procedures
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics, Software, Computer Systems or Mechatronics Engineering, or a relevant qualification
  • 5+ years of experience in professional Avionics design engineering settings (excluding internships)
  • 3+ years of end-to-end Avionics product development experience
  • In-depth understanding of Systems Engineering practises
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible
  • Maintains or is eligible for CPENG and RPEQ
  • Proven ability to operate in dynamic, fast paced environments
  • Demonstrated resilience in high stress situations

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in PCB development of analogue, digital and mixed signal circuits
  • Experience with hands on testing, troubleshooting and debugging electronics
  • Experience with baremetal, RTOS and embedded Linux software development
  • Strong understanding of computers and programming languages (Python, C/C++)
  • Experience with FPGA/SoC hardware and software development
  • Experience with Mechanical design software (NX, Solidworks, Onshape)
  • Experience designing highly reliable products
  • Experience with the integration and test of commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment
  • Experience performing electrical, electronics and RF analysis and test (power, thermal and
  • link budgets)
  • Experience with circuit simulation software (SPICE, LTSPICE)
  • Demonstrated engineering experience within the space, aerospace or automotive industries
  • Experience of Systems Engineering practises
  • Experience with both waterfall and agile project management frameworks
  • Ability to work in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment with a desire and willingness to assist other team members in the general day to day running of the department

Teamwork / Leadership / Interpersonal:

  • Leadership, motivational and/or negotiating skill. Anticipates and responds to the needs of others
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage work demands and deliver outcomes
  • Self-motivated, results oriented with a high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to health and safety, quality assurance, continuous improvement, and environmental management

How to Apply:

If you are a proactive team player with a passion to get Australia to space and a desire to succeed, please apply now by clicking the apply button and including your resume and cover letter or head to our website: CAREER | Gilmour Space Technologies | Rocket launch provider (gspace.com). 

Gilmour Space Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.