Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Associate Engineer, Avionics in Canoga Park, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense and advance hypersonic propulsion. From the first space programs to Orion, NASA’s launch vehicle to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the leader in innovation. Visit for more information on our company and our mission.

This position is for an Associate Avionics Systems Engineer at our Los Angeles, CA facility. The candidate will work directly with and under supervision of Senior Electrical Systems and Design Engineers contributing to realization of state-of-the-art Space Power Electronics Systems. The position requires understanding of Electrical Engineering design principles with keen interest in applying the understanding of the basic scientific principles and concepts for design and synthesis of Avionics products for aerospace industry. Working in a team environment and following established policies and procedures the candidate will be contributing in the following areas:

  • Transformation of the Customer/stakeholder expectations into a problem definition and a complete set of technical requirements at system, subsystem and component levels.

  • Defining product breakdown structure and establishing requirements process flow for the system under development.

  • Support formulation of product development lifecycle strategies consisting of requirements capture, requirement management and flowdown, preliminary design, critical design, product realization, design verification testing, system integration, qualification and certification. Ensure that design solution complies with stakeholder requirements and expectations.

  • Anticipate technical risk, define mitigation plans, and stay abreast of technology advancement.

  • On an as needed basis support the Avionics Engineering for generation of technical proposals.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne (

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical , Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under direct supervision:

40% - Perform system design requirements and performance analysis, system trade studies, and provide system design solutions/concepts.

40% - Generate systems requirements document(s), test documents and validation and verification cases and procedures to ensure compliance with and traceability to stakeholder requirements.

15% - Provide support, generate and conduct technical design reviews and

5% - Travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne, customer or supplier sites for design reviews and technical interface meetings.


Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in use of computer aided design and analysis tools and Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions). While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. The candidate may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Pay range for this position:

60,500 - 84,500 per year

Note about pay range:

Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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Location US-CA-Canoga Park

Job ID 20297

Category Engineering - Electrical/Electronics Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site