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Electrical Engineering Hardware Manager

Firefly Aerospace
Texas, United States
Full time
35 days ago


As an end-to-end space transportation company, Firefly Aerospace is on a mission to enable our world to launch, land, and operate in space � anywhere, anytime. Our launch vehicles, lunar landers, and orbital vehicles provide government and commercial customers with full mission services from low Earth orbit to the surface of the Moon and beyond. Headquartered in north Austin, Texas, Firefly is looking for passionate, hardworking innovators to join our team and help fuel our successful trajectory into space.


Firefly is searching for an Electrical Engineering Hardware Manager to lead a team of engineers who are responsible for the development, production, test, and integration of various electrical components for all space vehicles. This is a hands-on manager role which may be additionally be responsible for direct tasks in several areas, depending on the skills of the manager. You will ensure the team has the resources to accomplish its milestones, track tasks against schedule expectations, and grow the skills and capabilities of the team members. In addition, you will foster communication between the Avionics Hardware team and the other teams at Firefly, as well as outside contractors and vendors.


  • Work with the team to further develop design concepts and architectures to support of Firefly�s current and future launch vehicles.
  • Track progress against schedules and make corrections when necessary
  • Work with outside vendors and contractors to improve their performance against design requirements and schedule
  • Contribute directly to Avionics hardware development tasks, potentially including circuit design, harness design, and/or systems integration.


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or other related fields
  • At least 7 years� experience in the design and development of high reliability electronics hardware, preferably in an aerospace system environment
  • Knowledge of the development issues associated with one or more various types of components, including RF systems, command and control, power systems, harnessing, and other systems
  • Experience developing task lists, schedules, and other project management skills
  • Experience working with vendors and contractors, managing their progress and issues
  • Outstanding leadership abilities with small teams, and the ability to clearly communicate with engineers and technicians
  • Ability to travel to support test and launch operations


  • 3+ years of experience in managing teams of engineers
  • Experience with small space launch vehicle design, development, production, test, and operations
  • Knowledge of Inventor and/or NX CAD software
  • Experience with test programs of electrical components to aerospace requirements
  • Experience with system engineering of electrical and avionics components, and how they integrate into a full launch vehicle systems

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, and flexible PTO options.

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.


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