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 Engineer
Responsible for development and execution of testing strategies for avionics hardware spanning PCBA board testing and defect detection, sensor/transducer verification, and full functional testing of an assembled unit
Write Verification Test Plans, Test Procedures, and Test Reports against product requirements
Expert with test equipment and measurement techniques to verify and validate product requirements
Understanding of electrical schematics and electronics manufacturing to analyze and improve test coverage
Work closely with Responsible Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Production Test Labs to ensure a testable product is being developed and influence design to increase product reliability and test coverage. Make recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection
Develop requirements for test racks/ATEs to be deployed to Production working with Hardware Engineers to build and develop custom test equipment for integration
Create automation software to interact with ATEs, Unit Under Test, instrumentation, and production systems to implement test plan in a fast moving production environment
Assist Responsible Engineers with setting specifications and test limit lines using statistical analysis of data and measurement uncertainty analysis
Root-cause analysis of test failures and communicating recommended actions
Develop modular, reusable test architectures for manufacturing test and engineering design verification
Define and implement project plans, manage milestones and hold reviews to assure reliable test systems are delivered to production
Bachelor of Science degree
Minimum 1 year of experience in Electronics Test Engineering developing test architectures
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Understanding of metrology, sources of measurement error, and uncertainty analysis
Familiarity with SMT lines and electronics manufacturing
Experience with Python, LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT, and LabVIEW FPGA
Familiarity with National Instruments platforms including DAQmx, TestStand, PXI, and RIO
Extensive understanding of instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including DMMs, DAQ, PowerSupplies, Oscilloscopes, DIO, GPIB, USB, Serial-422, VISA, UDP, GigE, SPI, switch technologies and topologies, accelerometers, RTDs, thermocouples, and 4-20mA sensors
Understanding and experience in environmental testing such as vibration, shock, thermal, burn-in, and TVAC
Working long hours and weekends as required
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
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
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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.