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Avionics Engineer

Interstellar Lab

Interstellar Lab

Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

At Interstellar Lab our mission is to build a future full of life, on Earth and beyond. We believe in a future where technology is enabling humans to live in harmony with nature, a future where biodiversity thrives and expands, a future where terrestrial life become multi-planetary.To build this future, we design, manufacture and operate controlled-environment biofarms that unleash the power of plants. On Earth and in Space. Our solutions combine Hardware, AI and Bioscience. We use controlled-environment technology to mimic a multitude of conditions to allow plants, fungi and microorganisms to grow faster and better. On Earth, we are pioneering molecular and bio-farming, boosting production of nutrients, metabolites and bioactive compounds in plants while providing a sustainable and safe source of plant materials. Our customers are large beauty, perfume, natural ingredients, food&beverage and neutraceuticals companies. To advance space exploration, we work with space agencies and private companies and provide them bio-farming units to grow efficiently food for astronaut and/or conduct research on impact of microgravity on plant molecular composition.


Interstellar Lab is seeking a talented and experienced Avionics Engineer to join our team dedicated to advancing space exploration and sustainable living through closed environment agriculture, food production, and plant research hardware in space. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the design, development, testing, and maintenance of avionics systems that support our innovative solutions for sustainable living in extraterrestrial environments. This role requires a deep understanding of aerospace engineering, electronic systems, and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


  • Lead Avionics Design and Electrical Interface on space exploration payloads and facilities (ISS, Orbital Stations and Lunar program).
  • Provide critical peer review and approval of electrical designs during design reviews, and of acceptance and qualification test campaigns
  • Perform engineering design evaluations.
  • Fabricate and assemble new product development.
  • Works directly with other engineers to achieve a common design that meets the assigned schedules
  • Develop avionics system throughout all stages of integration, from production and test all the way through launch and operation
  • Troubleshoot issues on prototype and production assemblies
  • Develop, execute, and document the avionics system verification on flight and flight-representative hardware at the system-level


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in avionics development
  • Experience with ISS payload development and interface
  • Strong understanding of computers and programming languages (Python, C/C++)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar engineering degree
  • Fluent in French, Italian, German, or another language
  • 2+ years of professional experience rapidly designing and delivering highly reliable products
  • 2+ years of electronic product experience designing hardware from concept through production; strong emphasis on full life cycle development of new hardware products and not small incremental updates to legacy hardware
  • 2+ years of professional experience testing, troubleshooting, and debugging electronics
  • 2+ years working on aerospace systems


  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones


Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at Interstellar Lab. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks.

Interstellar Lab is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Interstellar Lab does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.