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Principal Avionics Engineer



Other Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
We are currently seeking a Principal Avionics Engineer to be a part of our team.
As a Principal Avionics Engineer, you will be responsible for requirements generation and decomposition, architecture development, build, integration, and test of avionics hardware systems associated with our data-acquisition stack, compute stack, and network architecture. You will be responsible for internal cross-functional collaboration as well as collaboration with external supplies and partners for avionics component selection, procurement, and integration


  • Avionics System Design and Integration
  • Lead the design, development, and integration of avionics systems for high-speed aircraft, including the data-acquisition stack, compute stack, and network architecture
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams to ensure seamless integratino of avionics systems with aircraft subsystems
  • Technical Expertise and Innovation
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in avionics technologies, tools, and techniques relevant to high-speed aircraft
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the avionics engineering team, promoting professional development and knowledge sharing
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, and software, to ensure integration of avionics systems into the overall aircraft architecture
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and partners for avionics component selection, procurement, and integration


  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • Extensive experience (7 years) in avionics engineering
  • Proven track record in designing, developing, and certifying avionics systems for aerospace applications
  • Deep understanding of avionics technologies, systems engineering principles, and industry standards (e.g. DO-178, DO-254)
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.