Full-Time

Test Engineer

Avionics Test Lab

Posted on 12/1/2022

SpaceX

SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Develops and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft

Aerospace
Hardware

Compensation Overview

$95,000 - $130,000Annually

Entry, Junior

West Athens, CA, USA

Required Skills
Python
JavaScript
Communications
Software Testing
MATLAB
C/C++
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or physics
  • 1+ years of experience in a hardware and/or software testing environment (internship and project experience is applicable)
  • Experience in any of the following languages: Python, C#, C++, Javascript, Visual Basic, MATLAB, and/or Labview
  • Standing, lifting, and carrying equipment up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
Responsibilities
  • Own flight hardware through thermal, vibration, and other screening procedures and serve as primary contact for any associated issues or stoppages
  • Ensure all avionics flight hardware meets SpaceX and customer requirements at the conclusion of testing process
  • Write automation software in Python to interact with flight hardware, test equipment, instrumentation, and production documentation
  • Troubleshoot test software and modify codebase to adjust test bounds, implement fixes, and incorporate updates as needed
  • Collaborate with mechanical/electrical design, quality, and production teams solve high-complexity testing challenges
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to increase throughput and reduce cost to meet launch target
Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and experience with avionics hardware including flight computers, gas sensors, controllers, antennas, transmitters, receivers, and PCBAs
  • Experience developing object oriented software and automated test software
  • Experience with environmental testing such as thermal, vibration, shock, and thermal vacuum
  • Understanding of electrical schematics and electronics manufacturing to analyze and improve test coverage
  • Proven track record solving complex problems with minimal supervision and on a tight schedule
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

SpaceX specializes in developing and launching advanced rockets and spacecraft, with a focus on transforming space transportation. Their key technologies include advanced rocket propulsion systems, spacecraft design, and cargo resupply missions for NASA.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$9.2B

Headquarters

Hawthorne, California

Founded

2002

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

26%

2 year growth

33%

Benefits

Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.

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