Instrumentation Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


As a Flight Instrumentation Engineer of the Avionics Team, you will be responsible for all aspects of flight sensors, actuators, control systems and its development and production life cycle, while maintaining their interfaces across the different flight subsystems and providing also support on the manufacturing, assembly, integration and its operation in launch vehicles.



  • Analyse high-level requirements and capture needs from other subsystems to trace and define technical specifications of flight sensors and actuators.
  • Elaborate internal design and operative criteria standards and general specifications.
  • Conduct technical trade-off analyses for the selection of flight instrumentation components such as sensors, detectors, valves, thrust vector control actuators, etc.
  • Lead technical interactions with suppliers to select, design, build, test and deliver flight instrumentation components.
  • Act as technical point of contact for all the activities related to the design, development, testing and operation of the sensors and actuators systems of the launch vehicle.
  • Conduct modelling, performance simulations and analyses of electrical and electro-mechanical systems via classical and computer methods.
  • Support the production and V&V teams in the assembly, characterization, calibration, data evaluation and test campaigns of each instrumentation component.
  • Generate, maintain and release on schedule engineering documentation such as ICDs, trade-offs, Design Justification Files, user manuals and technical reports.
  • Own and maintain updated the flight sensors and actuators list and its interfaces across the vehicle while ensuring the compatibility with all the flight subsystems.


Required Competencies 

  • Mechatronics Degree or similar.
  • Proficiency with electromechanical systems.
  • Strong hands-on experience with assembly and calibration of sensor systems
  • Programming proficiency in Python, C++, MATLAB.
  • Requires excellent documentation skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to creatively propose various possible solutions to problems
  • Clear communication with team members to aid in work planning and raise any blockers or needs
  • Team player who can work in a flexible way to support changing requirements and priorities 

Desired Competencies 

  • Programming proficiency in LabVIEW.
  • Electrical circuit and PCB design
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner effectively across multiple levels.
  • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
  • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results.



  • Location: Elche
  • Full time position  
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.