Senior Test Engineer

Esterline   •  

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 49 days ago

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Senior Test Engineer duties include defining test requirements, generating test plans and procedures, integrating Intercommunications System hardware and software and performing Design Verification Testing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interacts with other Engineering groups to define, document, analyze and interpret test requirements.
  • Generates comprehensive test plans and procedures.
  • Performs detailed system testing and qualification testing of ICS systems.
  • Creates automated test strategies, including tester architecture. Responsible for developing and maintaining automated test suites for functional and requirement based testing.
  • Generates test reports and functional comparative analysis documentation.
  • Identifies functional problems and suggests resolutions.
  • Debugs new software builds, identifies defects, and writes concise Problem Trouble Reports.
  • Designs and builds engineering and production test fixtures used for system integration and automated testing.
  • Able to work independently on tasks that are of high complexity that may involve working with engineers from other functional disciplines.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Uses existing knowledge of DO-178 and DO-254 processes to create artifacts and documentation to support FAA certification of software and complex electronic hardware.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities necessary to mentor junior engineers and drive projects to completion.
  • Create schedules, prioritize tasks and manage to a budget.


  • Knowledge in the use of a wide variety of test equipment and computer programs required to perform complex testing.
  • Must possess basic technology knowledge of processors, operating systems, application software, circuit cards, powering, interfaces, and similar items.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used engineering practices and procedures.
  • Basic solder and assembly skills.
  • Software Programming and test scrip creation to support automated testing of complex hardware/software systems.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to communicate with other engineering disciplines from an appropriate technology perspective.
  • Knowledge in use of oscilloscopes, audio analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers and DMMs required
  • Knowledge of DO-178/DO-254 FAA Certification Processes
  • Performs a variety of tasks where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Familiar with Program Management techniques and tools.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent and 8-10 years of experience in the field or in a related area.