Avionics Test Development Engineer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Aerospace & Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/05/18
Kent, WA
Less than 5 years experience
Aerospace & Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/05/18

Overview

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop specialized test systems insupport of integrated Avionics testing at the box level for our suborbital launch vehicle programs for various spaceflight systems.  You will coordinate test system requirements with Avionics subsystem owners, integration and test engineers, and operations personnel.  Major test system elements include environmental test racks, ground power and battery charging racks, wired and wireless communication ground stations, and groundnetworkswitchgear. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities

  • Design, development, verification, and integration of specialized test hardware and software
  • Work with internal stakeholders to define requirements, dependencies, and schedule needs associating with delivering test systems to programs
  • Integrate test system hardware & software development schedules with program and vehicle schedules
  • Support operational checkout of systems under test and provide training to test and operations personnel 
  • Work to continuously improve the avionics test team processes and standards

Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum of a B.S. in electrical, computer engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of specialized test and electrical ground support equipment hardware and software design and development
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Passion for hands-on problem solving and avionics integration and test
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on rapid development programs
  • Ability to travel to and work at remote sites for extended periods supporting test integration, commissioning, and training
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

Desired

  • 3+ years of integrated test and operations experience (aircraft, launch vehicles, spacecraft, racing teams)
  • Experience managing complex projects combining hardware, firmware, and software
  • Experience leading the development and testing of real-time embedded systems with a focus on modular and extensible architectures
  • Experience developing hardware to IPC J-STD-0001xS, IPC/WHMA-A-620x-S, and/or NASA-STD-8739.n standards
  • Experience with safety-critical systems development (automotive, aerospace, medical, etc.)

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