Sr/Staff Electrical Engineer, Avionics

Palo Alto, California
Engineering /
Full-Time /
Array Labs is building a distributed radar imaging constellation to power the first accurate, real-time 3D model of the world.

As an electrical engineer on the avionics team, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the design of the first autonomous formation flying distributed satellite constellation. In this critical role, you will be collaborating with flight software, spacecraft operations, mechanical, radar and radio frequency engineering teams to build cutting-edge hardware, rapidly moving all the way from clean-sheet designs into full operational deployment in space.


    • System-level and module-level design in support of a ground-breaking multi-function distributed satellite constellations
    • Work closely with flight software, GNC, mechanical and spacecraft operations teams to design and validate avionics electronics
    • Develop circuit designs and build simulations to analyze system performance
    • Design electronics for the orbital environments
    • Create spacecraft hardware requirements, specifications, and test procedures
    • Support flight software bring-up and validation by developing and implementing hardware test plans

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or a related field.
    • 4+ years of experience in electronics design, fabrication, and test
    • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
    • Learns new concepts rapidly, completely, and in a self-directed manner
    • High levels of self-motivation and personal accountability
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under significant time constraints

Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field
    • 2+ years of experience in electronics design for mission-critical or space-flight applications
    • 2+ years of experience designing avionics or flight-control systems
    • 2+ years of experience working in fast-paced/startup environments
    • Experience in the design, integration, and test of avionics and flight-control systems
    • Experience designing spacecraft electronics
    • Strong understanding of computers and programming languages
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role
    • Experience working in a lab and using laboratory test equipment

ITAR Requirements:

    • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

    • Array Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of merit, competence, and job qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by gender, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
$215,000 - $320,000 a year
Interview Process
We will conduct our interviews via video conferencing; the typical process takes around 2-3 weeks to complete from start to finish.

Hiring and Compensation Strategy
Our hiring and compensation strategy is simple:

1) find uncommonly good people
2) pay them uncommonly well

You can anticipate competitive pay, with high flexibility between salary and equity-based compensation.

Why you should join Array Labs
Array Labs is launching a constellation of satellites to create the first high-resolution, real-time, three-dimensional model of Earth. Our next-generation satellite technology will offer image quality 60x greater than traditional techniques, greatly expanding humanity’s ability to understand and respond to events on a global scale.

In forging an affordable, accessible, accurate representation of Earth, our work has the potential to transform the face of dozens of fields, including autonomy, telecommunications, disaster relief, gaming, climate science, defense and construction.