Avionics Harness Design Engineer

Los Angeles, California /
Engineering – Electronic Systems /
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

Avionics Harness Design Engineer
As a Vehicle Harness Design Engineer, you will work with a small team on exciting and fast paced space programs. We are looking for talented individuals who can manage complex interfaces and are willing to innovate. In this role you will have opportunities to act as a design engineer, a test engineer, a manufacturing engineer, and a systems engineer for projects including the RS-1 vehicle. From proposal creation to designing schematics to working hands on in the harness lab to watching a rocket being built to the launch stool, you’ll have a hand in it all.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Plan and track signal interconnections between components
    • Generate harness schematic drawings in Microsoft Visio or Zuken E3
    • Determine appropriate materials usage (e.g., connectors, backshells, contacts, etc.) and wire treatment (shielding, twisting, etc.) to apply per applicable mission requirements, industry standards
    • Prepare harness assembly instructions to be used by harness assembly technicians
    • Coordinate with harness assembly technicians during assembly process
    • Plan and execute harness test procedures
    • Coordinate with vehicle integration engineers during vehicle build and test

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar major
    • Methodical electrical design, testing, and troubleshooting capabilities
    • Ability to create detail-oriented designs while not losing sight of the higher-level design needs
    • Must be versatile and able to perform and manage multiple tasks concurrently

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with launch vehicle harnessing or avionics harnessing
    • Familiarity with programming languages like Python, C or C++, MATLAB, etc
    • Ability to create/revise technical documents
    • Experience with early launch vehicle  engineering activities, integration and test, and launch operations
    • Experience with automotive manufacturing or other high-production environments
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.