• Production Integration Test Engineer - New Shepard

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Shepard
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop, manage and execute anything from LRU level to integrated tests and operations for various spaceflight systems.  You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of producing test and operating procedures for common vehicle operations, verifying vehicle design and function, archiving test data to support vehicle verification and managing test equipment and GSE.  This role is a combination of test and operations development, planning and documentation, hands-on running tests and troubleshooting/data analysis. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Working with the design, manufacturing and systems engineers to plan tests of the vehicle subsystems, ensuring the tests are designed to verify the pertinent requirements
    • Writing test procedures and managing procedural redlines and updates during test campaigns
    • Developing test methods to efficiently complete integrated testing
    • Supporting development testing to reduce program risk
    • Developing, managing and maintaining test GSE.
    • Coordinating test crews, support equipment  and vehicle configurations for testing
    • Ensuring common operations are performed the same way across test campaigns
    • Enforcing safety policies during test planning and operations
    • Acting as test engineer with overall responsibility for the test, the crew and the procedure
    • Acting as console operator, controlling the onboard and ground systems during testing
    • Troubleshooting issues that come up during testing
    • Developing procedures and software automation that will be used in launch operations
    • On site launch operations support to prepare the vehicle for flight
    • Reducing, analyzing and archiving test data to support verification tasks
    • Working with design engineers to work testing and operability features in during the design phase of new vehicles


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
    • Hands-on experience with hazardous testing with a strong safety record
    • Experience creating and maintaining detailed, repeatable test procedures
    • Experience creating and executing requirements-based testing and reporting
    • A proven track record of working successfully in multiple disciplines
    • Strong technical writing and communication skills
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


    • Experience designing or operating pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems and electronics/control systems
    • Experience designing or operating cryogenic systems, including liquid oxygen systems
    • Familiarity with typical aerospace vehicle pressure system and structure manufacturing technologies
    • Experience leading test teams as a Test Conductor or Test Engineer
    • Experience developing, writing and updating test procedures
    • Experience designing, building and integrating electronic test equipment


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