Senior Avionics Systems Engineer

| Los Angeles, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 170,000-210,000 Annually
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Honeybee Robotics has been at the forefront of robotics for over 40 years, establishing ourselves as pioneers in developing novel exploration systems for the most extreme planetary environments. At our Southern California location, we look to "Touch Life" by supporting planetary science, including every NASA Mars rover since Spirit and Opportunity. We aim to "Mine the Sky" through the development of practical In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) solutions. We search for technically brilliant individuals in engineering, software, and support fields who take ownership of their work, enjoy collaborating in teams, and have a laser focus on the details that drive excellence.

Honeybee Robotics is looking for a Senior Avionics Systems Engineer who is skilled in applying engineering principles to oversee the complete lifecycle of avionics systems. You will be responsible for tasks such as requirements derivation, product design, development, fabrication, assembly, testing, validation, and verification. We are seeking a candidate with solid systems engineering expertise, particularly focused on electromechanical and robotic systems, and someone who can showcase strong leadership skills. In this position, you will take the lead in guiding a small team through the development of ultra-reliable systems designed for extreme environments.


  • Lead cross-functional teams, comprising mechanical, electrical, firmware, and software engineers, throughout all project phases.
  • Collaborate with teams and customers to define project scope and initial requirements as designs progress from concept to prototype and production.
  • Derive and track requirements for electromechanical systems.
  • Create design specifications to effectively communicate needs to subsystems and suppliers.
  • Develop design plans for the verification and validation of requirements.
  • Read, plan, and modify schedules, or recommend changes as needed.
  • Proactively identify and address roadblocks to technical progress.
  • Review test data and designs, providing recommendations for product and process improvements.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of experience in PCB layout and design, with a focus on aerospace or defense.
  • Action-oriented with a forward-leaning mentality.
  • Strong understanding of digital, analog, mixed-signal, and high-speed layout, and design.
  • Experience in designing detailed schematics and layout designs using electrical CAD software such as Altium Designer, Eagle PCB, Proteus, etc.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations, such as IPC-6012 and IPC-2220 Class 3.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of PCB best design practices for design, manufacturing, and testing, including PCB assembly to IPC Class 3 standards.
  • Experience in defining and tracking requirements for electromechanical or robotic systems.
  • Full-cycle development experience, including proposal, planning, design, and production.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong emphasis on design documentation and report generation.
  • Ability to build trust, maintain positive relationships, and contribute to an inclusive culture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Employee Benefits include medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, and short and long-term disability.
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and a 6% company match (100% on the first 3% and 50% on the next 3%).
  • Education Reimbursement for certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs.
  • Paid Time Off includes 4 weeks per year, paid parental leave, two floating, and 11 company holidays.

See your work make an impact on some of the most exciting space missions, including major subsystems of NASA's upcoming Dragonfly, VIPER, and Mars Sample Return missions. Work alongside with the best and the brightest, including our partners across the aerospace industry. In a few short years, your contributions will allow you to point to Mars, the Moon, or Saturn's moon Titan, and say, "I did that!"

Applicants for employment at Honeybee Robotics, LLC must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Honeybee Robotics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Note: This job posting is intended for direct applicants only. We request that outside recruiters do not contact us regarding this position.

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2408 Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

An Insider's view of Honeybee Robotics

What does your typical day look like?

Every single day at Honeybee is different, but truly its own exciting challenge. We have a lot of customer-facing work with NASA happening here, which creates opportunities for collaboration, both internally and with our expert customers.


Director of Programs EX

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful on my team you will have to carry a positive attitude and a drive to always do better than the day before. We have a slow is fast mentality so that all work is completed correct the first time. I work hard to provide any needed support to drive someone to be able to reach their full potential through training or team collaboration.


Production Supervisor

What is your vision for the company?

We have fantastic talent; every time we hire the right person, it makes us all better. I’m excited to see Honeybee establish teams setting the bar higher, deliver excellence at every level and interact effectively with the other functions to create smooth transitions and allow us to provide excellent hardware in a timely and cost-effective fashion.


Mechanical Engineering Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

To empower team creativity, I’ve found that often the best thing I can do is listen.


Chief Systems Engineer

What are Honeybee Robotics Perks + Benefits

Honeybee Robotics Benefits Overview

Honeybee provides our employees with competitive and robust benefits, including tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with competitive company match, and generous medical benefits. For more information, visit Honeybee Robotics' career page or connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
In-person all-hands meetings
Employee awards
Highly diverse management team
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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