Avionics Mechanical Engineer (Harness)

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Other Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As an Avionics Mechanical Engineer at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the mechanical team and will report to the Mechanical Engineering Manager. The mechanical team is a small group of highly motivated people designing, testing, and flying advanced mechanical systems. The harness engineer is a very cross-functional role at the convergence of the avionics, mechanical, integration, and production teams, with significant hands-on work designing, building, integrating, and testing our harnesses, enclosures, and mounting hardware; expect to broaden your design and application experience. This position will be located at our facility in Mountain View, California.
In your role as Avionics Mechanical Engineer you will work with the avionics team to define the hardware interfaces, design the detailed harnesses including definition of the harness routing, design and test enclosures for environmental protection, and design the structural mounts for securing the hardware in the airplane. You'll have the opportunity to design, install, and test your hardware on a remotely operated aircraft and support the subsequent flight test, and you'll be an instrumental part of how our hardware teams come together on the airplane.

Basic Success Criteria

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent industry experience
  • 2+ years experience in mechanical or avionics hardware design
  • Ability to route harnessing (both in CAD and physically in the airplane) in a strategic manner
  • Experience working with connectors, backshells, EMI shielding, and cable/wire protection methods
  • Experience designing and analyzing structural mounts
  • A love of spatial packaging
  • Be logical, inquisitive, and eager to both teach and learn

Preferred Criteria

  • 4+ years experience in harness design and avionics packaging
  • Experience performing design trades for and detail design of aerospace flight harnesses
  • Experience with NX routing
  • Experience designing avionics enclosures
  • Experience working on certification-path aviation development projects
  • Experience testing hardware to DO-160 requirements
Must be willing to travel 10% of the time.
The estimated salary range for this position is $85,500 to $156,500/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.
In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers and a casual work environment.
This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.
All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to work@reliable.co