Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) Design and Integration Engineer - New Glenn

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 26 days ago

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As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will design, build, integrate, commission and operate the hardware environment we use to ensure the correctness and performance of our avionics and electrical gound support equipment (EGSE) for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of the HIL design and its use as a verification tool that tests all the electronic hardware and software for our spaceflight systems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitement and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Define a modular, scalable HIL platform that can meet the company's long term plans for enabling millions of people to live and work in space
  • Define the architecture for the HIL including the facility requirements, electrical and mechanical interfaces, concept of operations, layouts, use-cases, regression and verification tests
  • Participate in the development and presentation of material for gated design reviews, test readiness reviews, and verification reviews
  • Execute multi-domain integrated system tests in the HIL to support flight software and hardware qualification and operator training
  • Support the integration of flight avionics hardware, EGSE, ground consoles, simulations and analysis tooling necessary to verify the requirements and performance of avionics units under test
  • Participate in all aspects of integrated hardware/software system verification and validation including test planning, test execution, troubleshooting, issue resolution, documentation of test results, and data reviews
  • Develop and maintain a Technical Performance Measurement (TPM) system for the HIL labs to evaluate system performance and guide continuous improvement
  • Mentor other engineers in the areas of real-time test, simulation, and verification
  • Participate in cross-functional teams and support the development and modifications of models for real-time execution including cross validation
  • Participate in subsystem hardware tests to assist in defining the dynamics of various non-linear models (e.g., liquid fuel slosh, navigation)


  • B.S. degree or higher in electrical engineering or related discipline
  • 3+ year of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated history of integrating software and hardware systems
  • Solid electrical engineering, digital and analog circuit fundamentals and lab skills
  • Proficient in the use of standard electronic lab test and troubleshooting equipment
  • Digital and analog circuit design, simulation, assembly, and test, with knowledge of design principles for non-laboratory environments
  • Preference for and ability to thrive as a member of a tightly integrated team
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Experience working in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) or system integration labs (SIL)
  • Experience in analog to digital and digital to analog converters, power supply components and design, analog testing/troubleshooting techniques, and signal integrity, layout and grounding principles
  • Applied experience with hard real-time operating systems and embedded systems
  • Broad understanding of instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including DMMs, DAQ, Power Supplies, Oscilloscopes, DIO, GPIB, Serial-422, UDP, GigE, SPI, switch technologies and topologies, accelerometers, RTDs, thermocouples, and 4-20mA sensors
  • Understanding of metrology, sources of measurement error, and uncertainty analysis
  • Exposure to hardware-in-the-loop environments outside of aerospace (automotive, robotics, medical).