NASA Aerospace Power & Avionics Engineers are experts in designing and developing systems that enable a spacecraft to use radio communications, generate power, navigate, run computers, store and access data, run instruments, and more. Without Power & Avionics Engineers, vehicles like the Space Shuttle and Columbia could never get off the ground, much less complete their missions. As the space race heats up again, Aerospace Power & Avionics Engineers will be needed on the front lines more than ever. Avionics is an expanding field with a strong future in all areas of aviation development, manufacturing, and upgrades.
Aerospace Power & Avionics Engineers must constantly educate themselves on new and emerging technologies. Because much of their work is cutting edge, they must be especially creative in thinking out of the box and finding solutions to complex issues and problems.
Applicants must be United States citizens. At minimum, a four-year physical science, engineering, life sciences, computer science, mathematics, or related fields from an accredited university or college is required, though a PhD is preferred. Applicants must pass a background investigation as a condition of employment.
NASA will provide some training on the job.
This position often requires a lot of traveling. Transportation expenses on behalf of the job may be covered.
Salary and Benefits
NASA benefits include sick leave, short- and long-term disability protection, life and travel insurance, an employee assistance program, annual leave, paid federal holidays, and a retirement plan.
$123,556.00 – $152,000.00