Avionics Integration and Test Engineer

Lafayette, Colorado
The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team who will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are comprised of intrinsically motivated individuals who have a passion for solving problems and empower each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

Our propulsion systems cannot function without sensors, actuators, controllers, and other electronic hardware. You will work with the design and operations teams to determine requirements for, develop, and validate engine avionics components. You will manage the reliable operation of engine electrical systems, and by extension, the success of the engine program as a whole. You will report to the Avionics Manager.
Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $80,000 - $110,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

No outside recruiters please.


As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
Primary Responsibilities
  • You will determine design and test requirements for all avionics components, including instrumentation, actuators, wire harnessing, and engine controllers.
  • You will write work instructions for assembly and integration of avionics components.
  • You will establish tests for avionics components, and develop associated test support hardware and processes.
  • You will develop integrated avionics validation requirements and processes.
  • You will troubleshoot issues with existing components and systems; propose and implement solutions. 
  • You will ensure commonality of avionics systems and processes across multiple engine programs. 
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science (or similar)
  • 2+ years' experience with vehicle electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge of digital and analog electronic circuits, troubleshoot electronic systems.
  • Working knowledge of electromechanical actuators.
  • Working knowledge of high- and low-speed instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Experience balancing several tasks at one time.
  • Experience communicating in writing and orally.
Desired Experience
  • 5+ years' experience with vehicle electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge of fluid systems and components.
  • Experience with mechanical design and CAD software.
  • Experience working with large software projects.
Benefits Include
  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

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