Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
Avionics Test Automation Engineer
Responsible for the development and execution of software and, when needed, hardware solutions that automate testing strategies for physical sensors, such as pressure, acceleration, strain, and temperature. Primary responsibility includes designing and developing test software that automates both the testing of such sensors and analysis of test results. Additional responsibilities include:
Develop modular, reusable test architectures for manufacturing and engineering design verification
Develop test software that interfaces with a range of test equipment
Develop custom automation solutions to engineering and manufacturing challenges using a combination of embedded electronics and innovative hardware
Work closely with Responsible Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers to ensure a testable product is being developed and influence the design to increase product reliability and test coverage. Make recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection
Define and implement project plans, manage milestones and hold reviews to assure reliable test systems are delivered to production
Write Verification Test Plans, Test Procedures, and Test Reports against product requirements
Investigate test or sensor failures and communicate/execute recommended actions
Bachelor of Science in computer science, electrical engineering, or computer engineering
2 years of experience in test software development, automation, manufacturing, embedded electronics, or related field.
2 years of experience working with research & development and manufacturing engineering teams.
1 years of experience automating processes and testing to improve manufacturing yields and reduce production time.
Development experience in Python, LabVIEW, SQL, MATLAB, and Embedded C
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering
3 years of experience supporting test, automation, etc. to transition products from development to manufacturing.
Extensive knowledge of physical sensors, specifically pressure, acceleration, strain, and temperature.
Extensive knowledge with a range of interfaces including GPIB, USB, VISA, TCP/IP, CAN bus, SPI, I2C
Experience with test equipment, including thermal chambers, data acquisition systems, pressure controllers, DMMs, etc.
Must be willing to work overtime and occasional weekends
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 ITAR here
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Hawthorne, CA, United States
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.