Los Angeles, California /
Engineering /
Avionics Engineer

Vast is looking for an Avionics Engineer to lead the development of the Avionics and Power systems that will be required for an artificial-gravity human-rated space station.


    • Lead the design of architecture and development of avionics and power system for a large human-occupied system with challenging requirements for operational environments, accessibility, reliability, configurability and redundancy
    • Provide technical direction and set top-level requirements to software and hardware agile development teams, integration, and test personnel
    • Perform engineering analyses including trade studies, use case development, requirements definition, derivation, validation and verification, interface definition, Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis, etc. 
    • Support planning, development, production, integration, testing, and operation of the avionics system in close concert with every related discipline

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or similar
    • 1+ years of experience with circuit board design, analysis, or unit level testing (significant academic projects, internships, and traditional professional experience all qualify)
    • 1+ years of experience with electronic components, wire harnesses, and electrical test equipment (e.g. multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

    • Ability to creatively solve problems and bring multiple disciplines together while assessing risk and making design and development decisions with incomplete data set
    • Experience with electrical schematic capture software (Altium, Orcad or similar)
    • Experience working in collegiate project teams (e.g Formula SAE, Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and/or professional experience Professional experience with instrumentation and data acquisition (e.g. SPICE, SQL, and/or National Instruments hardware)
    • Experience designing enclosures for electronicsExperience with software programming: Matlab, LabVIEW, Python, Fortran, C/C++, JS, etc.
    • Experience with vehicle and instrumentation buses such as GPIB, USB, TCP/IP, CAN, SPI, and I2C, as well as serial I/O (RS232/422/285)
    • Experience with full-lifecycle product developmentExperience with designing electronics for spaceflight environment, verifying workmanship and operability through environmental test (random vibration, shock, thermal, burn-in, and TVAC)
    • Strong sense of accountability and integrity with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to thrive at an early-stage startup where you will have the opportunity to help create and optimize key systems and processes
About Vast

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.  


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.