Hardware Design Engineer
Firefly Aerospace
Cedar Park, TX

About $75,000 - $97,000 a year


Firefly Aerospace is a U.S. based advanced space technology developmental organization focusing on the leading edge of space systems progression. We are committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles. If you are great at what you do and would like to work with people who really want to make a difference, then Firefly is the place for you.


As a Hardware Design Engineer, you will leverage your creative design and development expertise to develop innovative solutions for the application of space systems technologies. You will work in small collaborative groups through all stages of the launch vehicle and spacecraft design, including conceptual flight computer and ground support control system architecture, preliminary design, detailed design, fabrication and test procedure writing and liaison manufacturing and test support. You will have full ownership of your project from the initial concept through all phases of the design, analysis, manufacturing, and final integration of your module(s) and systems through Launch and on-orbit support.


End-to-end hardware design including:
Requirements definition
Schematic capture, analysis and testing
PCB layout, testing, troubleshooting, and optimization
Design review and presentation
Board bring-up and initialization
Worst-case analysis
Development of test plans and qualification procedures


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Minimum of 3 years of industry Digital circuit and system design and development is required.
Skilled in schematic capture and high-speed digital circuit PCB layout.
Competent at end-to-end definition, requirement generation, block-diagram design, component selection and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:
MS/PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering
Experienced in design, development and implementation of single-board computer systems
Knowledge of design and development of control systems such as those used in robotics and guidance and navigation
Understanding of low-level firmware and software, including Linux Kernel drivers and peripheral control on embedded microcontrollers
Experience working on products for the aerospace or automotive market
Experience with Altium schematic and PCB software
Familiarity with signal integrity analysis tools
Fluency in C/C++ as they apply to embedded systems including Linux and Real-Time Operating Systems

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.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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.