Stratolaunch, LLC Software Test Engineer in Mojave, California
Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch test platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to utilize the capabilities of the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft and air-launch test vehicles to enable development of technologies that may not exist otherwise.
Stratolaunch strives to create technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.
To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch is seeking a Software Test Engineer to develop an automated test system for verification of flight software on an autonomous rocket-powered air-launch vehicle. This engineer will lead the design and coding phases of the automated test software development lifecycle and collaborate with the VMS Systems Engineer in formulation of the software requirements and test plans.
This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data. Candidates must have an aerospace development background and relevant experience in aerospace systems integration.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Develop and execute automated software test processes in support of advanced rocket-powered air-launch vehicle systems
Collaborate with stakeholders to understand challenges and develop software requirements and solutions
Contribute to hardware integration with the development of interface documents
Support various lab/bench hardware tests with custom software
Support integration of the air-launch vehicle systems with the carrier aircraft
Perform design and/or analysis to support component development
Provide technical guidance for projects within the larger program
Evaluate risks and contribute to risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigation are adequate
Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems
Travel, as needed, to support projects
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 5-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
Serial communications, software test, and computer networking
Communication standards and protocols e.g. RS422, UDP/TCP
Source version control tools such as Git, SVN, etc.
Basic electronic test and measurement, e.g. oscilloscope
Requirements development, with a focus on interface management
Excellent written communication and software documentation skills
Ability to communicate technical challenges and provide interface guidance to varied audiences to develop airborne and ground support systems.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Real-time embedded software development
Linux operating system
Agile Software Development methodologies
Work management tools such as JIRA
Safety-critical system design standards
Digital and analog circuit design
Special remarks regarding work environment
This position is located in Mojave, CA
Some travel (<10%) may be required
Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.
Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.
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Job Category: Engineering