Avionics System Engineer

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We are disrupting the space industry. Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to build a rocket from scratch - a rocket that will actually go to space very soon - and be at the forefront of Europe's New Space. Join us to build a company for the good of humankind.


We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space. Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations. We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation. We’re making rockets in a way that hasn’t been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!


  • Be at the centre of an agile and dynamic team of highly motivated space enthusiasts
  • As one of the first employees, you will be part of an incredible start-up journey
  • Huge learning potential and the opportunity to build things from the ground up (literally)
  • You’ll enjoy a high level of freedom and autonomy
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication


The System Engineer within the Avionics team is responsible for collecting and upkeeping the requirements at a system (launch vehicle) level, in order to make sure that the hardware and software of each Avionic Control Unit (ACU) is correctly developed and integrated.

More specifically, you will:

  • Draft and maintain the System Functional Requirement documentation. This documents shall provide a written description of the function to be achieved by the ACUs within the overall system and its operation, ranging from Manufacturing to Launch operation and mission. It shall contain detail about the overall function, the hardware interfaces and certification requirements (e.g. Vibration, Thermal, Shock and Environmental ratings). Such documents are the primary source of reliable information within the team
  • Enable and support the Hardware and Software team in breaking down the functional requirements into Hardware design and Software Implementation specifications, providing the correct information for designing control algorithms, software structures and the Hardware I/O, Power and serial bus communication requirements
  • Organize regular meetings between the Avionics team and other functions within the company to achieve an efficient information flow, effectively reporting request for changes in the requirements in a timely manner and discussing them with the design leads
  • Be responsible for writing the Requirements Analysis and Review feedback and delivering it to the appropriate owners, in order to enable the team to provide feedback on the feasibility and correctness of said requirements
  • Interface with the Development and HIL Engineers to provide input for test case definition, hardware interfaces such as pinouts, wiring schematics and installation constraints to achieve a consistent test environment and fulfill manufacturing and operating constraints
  • Provide support in the triage of issues found during validation, reporting incorrect test case definition and eventual errors in the requirements
  • Support the HW and SW development teams in the definition of the diagnostic database, which contains all the diagnostics codes defined for each sub-failure of the individual ACUs and system failures
  • Draft and update an overall timeline of the Avionics development which details the major milestones for each Avionic subsystem, including unit and system (HIL) testing. This information shall be integrated in the overall launcher development timeline, effectively enabling the Program Management of the ACUs development.



Must have:

  • Degree in Computer Science/Aerospace/Automation/Electrical Engineering
  • Proficiency in Python and C
  • Practical hands-on project experience is highly appreciated
  • Development cycle for integrated control units
  • Understanding of the technology behind the main systems which constitute an Orbital Launch Vehicle, including structure and propulsion
  • Good understanding of integrated electronic control units and their communication systems (serial buses and related protocols, including diagnostics)
  • Passionate about new space, curious and eager to learn
  • Driven to deliver and consonantly push the boundaries
  • Take ownership and accountability for your own actions and mistakes
  • Humble and willing to go out of your way to help others
  • Can-do attitude and outstanding communication skills
  • Fluent English. German is highly preferred


  • Exposure to Embedded systems
  • Exposure to C++
  • Exposure to UML and SysML concepts

Note: Due to high volume of applications, we cannot get back to all candidates. If you have not heard from us within 2-4 weeks, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful for the current openings. However, in line with our GDPR policy, we will keep your details and will let you know if/when a suitable position comes up.

Tagged as: c/python, Computer Science/Aerospace/Automation/Electrical Engineering

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