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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Principal Avionics Engineer

Venus Aerospace

Venus Aerospace

Other Engineering
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024
We are a young hypersonic transportation company focused on doing what people once thought was impossible. We are a tech haven for engineers with vision who want more than just a job. And we have a place for you if you want to be part of creating flight vehicles that transform how people and nations connect. We are looking for an amazing teammate to support architecting and development of avionics systems for our hypersonic vehicles.
The Role: Principal Avionics Engineer

What You Will Get To Do:

  • Lead the team that designs, develops, and implements avionics architectures for a range of hypersonic vehicles.
  • Expand the avionics team to support all Venus aircraft and propulsion flight projects and actively participate in growth and mentoring of the team
  • Perform hardware component trade studies and ensure avionics and vehicle system interfaces are well-defined and implementable
  • Develop avionics system verification plans and implement at subsystem and system level to ensure flight readiness
  • Ensure electronics designs meet all requirements and are built within cost and schedule constraints.
  • Actively participate in vehicle integration, ground testing, and flight-testing activities

What You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, in an engineering discipline and at least 10 years of related engineering experience
  • Proven experience developing full design solutions for significant avionics or flight electrical systems
  • Systems engineering experience across multiple interacting hardware and software subsystems
  • Hands-on development and testing experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in strong technical writing skills and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders
  • Ability to self-direct, self-manage and self-engage
  • Organized and able to calmly prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to meet ITAR requirements

What Will Set You Apart:

  • 15+ years of related experience in experimental uncrewed, crewed, or FAA certificated flight systems.
  • Experience with software development standards and development methodologies
  • Familiarity with embedded flight code design
  • Experience with DO-254, DO-160 or MIL-STD-461 testing.
  • Hands on experience programming FPGA or ARM processors.
  • Experience with Autonomous Flight Safety Systems (AFSS).
  • Experience with system and component reliability assessments
  • An active, in-scope U.S. Government DoD clearance
  • Open to relocating to Houston if not currently in Houston.
Venus Aerospace employee benefits include a 401(k) plan, stock options, and medical benefits, including dental and vision. We have a flex-Friday flexible schedule, unlimited PTO, and receive professional development opportunities.
This role is based on-site at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. We will consider a remote option.
About Venus Aerospace
By enabling one hour global travel, Venus Aerospace is transforming the world and our access to it. We’re building a spaceplane with a low carbon footprint that will enable one-hour global travel. We are a diverse, veteran team with extreme experience in successful new space, commercial, R&D, and government/military programs.
We are looking for incredible, motivated, enthusiastic people that want to build a world-changing culture and organization. You will be helping Venus grow and develop, so flexibility and a sense of adventure is quintessential. We are looking for all-around AWESOME people to help us grow.
We’ve done the professional grind, and we’ve got a better approach. We take “Home for Dinner” seriously – we want you to work for us and be “home for dinner”. Family is important and we don’t want you to miss out on what matters most. If that appeals to you, we’d love to connect!
ITAR Requirements
This position involves access to technology that is subject to U.S. export controls. Any job offer made will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to serve in compliance with U.S. export controls. To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be able to meet ITAR requirements (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). You can learn more about ITAR here.
Venus Aerospace Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Venus Aerospace 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.