Avionics Integration & Test Engineer

Santa Clara, California /
Engineers – Avionics Integration and Test Engineer /
Full-time
The Avionics Integration & Test Engineer will participate in flight spacecraft system assembly, integration and test, on-orbit operations, and anomaly resolution. The ideal candidate should have 5-10 years of experience testing and integrating spacecraft avionics, 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:

    • 5+ years of experience integrating and testing electronics hardware 
    • 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 working with and debugging embedded systems 
    • Experience with using basic data analysis to validate system performance and identify anomalies 
    • Ability to work independently & lead small teams 
    • Excellent technical communications skills 
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Understanding of spacecraft avionics functions, failure modes and debugging strategies 

Education & Work Experience:

    • Minimum: BS in Engineering plus 5 years relevant experience. 
Salary and option compensation is commensurate with experience and training and competitive with Series A level Silicon Valley space startups but with exceptionally good benefits. This is a full time position in Santa Clara California. 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.