Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s line of lunar landers and rovers deliver payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals.
Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 by William “Red” Whittaker, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining. Astrobotic is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Astrobotic was selected by NASA in May 2019 for a $79.5 million contract to deliver a suite of NASA instruments to the Moon. This mission will see the Peregrine lunar lander return America to the Moon with 22 payloads representing 5 countries.
In June 2020, Astrobotic was selected for a $199.5 million contract to deliver the NASA VIPER rover to the lunar south pole onboard the Griffin lunar lander. This mission will enable NASA’s objective to map water ice on the lunar surface, which in turn supports NASA’s plans for crewed missions in 2024. As part of Astrobotic’s Planetary Landers Team, you will literally be creating history as we define the benchmark for commercial delivery of payloads to the Moon and beyond.
Astrobotic Technology wants you to support the planning and execution of the integration and test program for the Peregrine lunar lander, which was selected by NASA to return America to the Moon.
Your main responsibilities:
- Support the integration and test of various flight and non-flight hardware including: payloads, spacecraft components and subsystems, spacecraft propulsion system, and spacecraft.
- Develop and execute comprehensive procedures that verify all physical and functional subsystem/payload/spacecraft interface requirements.
- Build and maintain the test automation framework.
- Develop automation test scripts, and analyze the results.
- Support and troubleshoot the hardware/software configuration/baseline issues during integration and installation phases.
- Document and pursue root cause of discrepancies found with hardware.
- Review the problem reports and/or enhancements to determine testing impacts for the identified modification and regression testing.
- Develop and collect test metrics for contribution to the preparation of test documentation and test readiness review presentations.
- Ensure safety of equipment and personnel during the integration process.
- Report to the Integration & Test Lead and work primarily with subsystem engineers to ensure I&T is conducted to plan and successfully delivers a fully certified spacecraft for flight.
- Experience developing automated testing solutions, including the creation, deployment and maintenance of automated scripts
- Knowledge of hardware development processes
- Understanding of electronic systems, experience with environmental testing, and with ground and test systems and software
- Working in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
- Troubleshooting mechanical and electronic systems
- Developing and managing task schedules showing interactions, dependencies, and slack
- Identifying and reporting on risks
- Very strong communication, teamwork and organizational skills
- Minimum 2 years relevant integration and test experience
- B.S. Engineering
PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience working with spaceflight systems
- 5 years experience supporting integration and test of satellites/spacecraft
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes
- Adaptable to startup environment, able to self-start with minimal guidance
- Integration experience in a 100K or ISO8 class cleanroom environment
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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.
Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.