Spacecraft Test and Operations Engineer

Santa Clara, California /
Engineers – Spacecraft Test and Operations Engineer /
Full-time
The Spacecraft Test Engineer will participate in flight spacecraft system assembly, integration and test, on-orbit operations, and anomaly resolution. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and quickly adapting to new challenges.
 

Key Responsibilities

    • Support assembly, integration and testing of flight spacecraft and subsystems
    • Create test plans and procedures to validate spacecraft and subsystem performance
    • Execute subsystem and spacecraft testing 
    • Assist with flight software development and validation
    • Support on-orbit operations and flight anomaly resolution activities
    • Support spacecraft systems engineering team
    • Develop and maintain laboratory facilities for spacecraft testing
    • This position will occasionally require flexible working hours including nights and weekends to support spacecraft testing and operations

Required Skills and Experience:

    • Experience using laboratory tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, network analyzers, and power supplies
    • Experience with test automation and scripting
    • Experience with software development in Python, C, and C++
    • Experience with using basic data analysis to validate system performance and identify anomalies
    • Ability to work independently 
    • Excellent technical communications skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills 

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Experience integrating and testing spacecraft avionics hardware
    • Understanding of spacecraft avionics functions, failure modes and debugging strategies
    • Experience working with embedded systems, specifically Microcontrollers

Education & Work Experience

    •  Minimum: BS in Engineering plus 1 year relevant experience.
This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3) is required.