• Test Engineer - Autonomous Flight Safety System

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop, manage and execute both unit and system level testing of various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of testing Flight Safety Systems. 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
    • Acting as test engineer with overall responsibility for the test, the crew and the procedure
    • Troubleshooting issues that come up during testing
    • Developing procedures and software automation that will be used in launch operations
    • Reducing, analyzing and archiving test data to support verification tasks
    • Creation and automation of test reports
    • Presentation and communication of the test aproach to internal and external stakeholders


    • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with 3+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware test and automation
    • Direct hands-on experience testing and debugging custom and COTS electronic hardware at board, assembly and system levels; including product functional, acceptance and environmental qualification testing.
    • Direct hands-on experience with electronic hardware instrumentation (DMMs, DAQ, power supplies, oscilloscopes, etc) and other special test equipment used to test electronic assemblies.
    • Proficiency with Python, Linux shell scripting; C/C++ and related software development tools for unit testing and automation; familiarity with continuous integration verification approaches.
    • Proficiency with use of OrCAD, Altium, or similar tools, for custom board development, and Matlab / Simulink / SPICE for system and circuit modeling and analysis.
    • Highly organized team player with excellent technical communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • Graduate degree in related engineering or technical field with 7+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware test and automation
    • Direct hands-on experience developing unit test and measurement hardware; including automation and continuous integration verification approaches.
    • Experience with verification of safety and mission critical aerospace flight hardware.
    • Experience with qualifying flight hardware per RCC 319-14, SMC-S-016, or similar standards.
    • Experience with Hardware-In-The-Loop testing at an integrated system level


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