Manager – Avionics Test Engineering



51-200 employees

Designs, manufactures, and operates space stations.


$160,000 - $175,000


Mid, Senior

Long Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with design, development, test, and verification
  • 3+ years of experience in a management position with engineering direct reports
  • Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, or related engineering discipline
  • Experience analyzing circuits and developing functional test plans
  • Experience developing object-oriented software
  • Experience designing and troubleshooting PCBAs
  • Experience with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, DAQs and measurement techniques to verify and validate product electronic requirements
  • Experience with RF test equipment including spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, and signal generators
  • Understanding of electrical schematics and electronics manufacturing to analyze and improve test coverage
  • Create and use tools such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMEA/FMECA), and Fault Containment Regions (FCRs) to identify critical test criteria
  • Understanding of metrology, sources of measurement error, and uncertainty analysis
  • Understanding and experience in environmental testing such as HALT, HASS, vibration, shock, thermal, TVAC, and EMI/EMC
  • Recruit, retain and empower a diverse team of engineers to design, develop, and maintain custom test solutions for flight hardware
  • Set and lead the avionics test strategy and drive overall results against business objectives
  • Select commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and/or design custom PCBAs to measure signals, apply flight-like loads, and power units under test
  • Work with other software teams to make use of existing infrastructure as well as write automation software in Python to interact with units under test, test equipment, instrumentation, and production documentation systems
  • Work closely with and consistently provide feedback to responsible design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and test lab teams to drive innovation in design and infrastructure to increase product reliability and yield
  • Manage the evaluation and selection of technologies, tools, and third-party partners
  • Root-cause test anomalies and failures during various states of testing and development to ensure they are understood and implement mitigations

Vast is a forward-thinking company that is not only constructing a space station but also fostering a culture of passion and inclusivity, with a focus on enhancing human productivity in space. Their competitive edge lies in their extensive facilities in Long Beach and Hawthorne, CA, where they design, manufacture, and operate their projects, showcasing their technical prowess and industry leadership. The company's commitment to hiring top talent and their ambitious vision of expanding humanity across the solar system make it an exciting and rewarding place to work.

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Long Beach, California



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