Our company produces spaceflight hardware and software solutions, integrating vehicle design, component design and engineering services for aerospace, scientific, commercial and military customers on four continents. On the product side, our radiation-hardened avionics and electronics include GPS/GNSS receivers, science payloads, motor controllers, high-quality flight-critical components, and single board computers powered by the next-generation BRE440 “system-on-a-chip” – the world’s highest-performance radiation-hardened microprocessor.
With global product demand and mission criteria moving toward integrated commercial partnerships, lower costs and higher performance hardware and software requirements, Broad Reach is positioned for growth in the new era of aerospace development.
Senior Test Engineer
Here’s what to expect on a day to day basis:
Responsible for design and manufacture of Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for the company's Broad Reach products. Development of EGSE test systems includes hardware, software, and documentation. A typical Unit Under Test (UUT) includes an embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) which interfaces with custom analog and digital I/O boards for Command & Data Handling (C&DH) in a cPCI form factor. Additionally, Electrical Power System (EPS) boards are included on a custom backplane extension for sub-system power switching and solar array switching/battery charging.
Hardware: Selection of COTS test instruments where practical and design of custom test ‘boxes’ and cabling as required. Test hardware must be capable of verifying all stated capabilities and contractual design requirements for the UUT.
Software: Develop VxWorks test code to run on SBC (C programming language). Create National Instruments LabVIEW VIs for COTS instrument control and monitoring, and User Interface (UI) for UUT command and telemetry. Develop PERL scripts to control execution of VxWorks and LabVIEW code for test automation. Familiarity with VHDL for FPGA programming a plus.
Documentation: Create and maintain assembly, schematic, and parts lists for custom test equipment through the company's Broad Reach document control system. Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel, and Intercept Mozaix are used for design documentation. Formal Integration and Test Plans, Environmental Test Plans and Acceptance Test Procedures (customer deliverables) used to document compliance with all customer and design requirements are the responsibility of the Test Engineer.
At a minimum you'll need to meet these qualifications:
A minimum of 8 years hands on experience in the areas listed above and a BS in Electrical Engineering degree.
Candidate must be proficient in software development using C, LabVIEW and PERL programming languages and the VxWorks operating system.
Knowledgeable using Windows applications such as Visio, Word and other Microsoft Office tools.
Knowledgeable with cables and able to do cable drawings using Visio.
Willing to take direction and execute assignments as asked.
Self-motivated and willing to take ownership of assignments and look for ways to execute on time.
Able to provide guidance for junior engineers to help them grow in their knowledge of test engineering
This position requires access to US Export Controlled Information
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