Senior Verification Test Engineer (Avionics)

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Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

An exciting new opportunity has emerged for a Senior Verification Test Engineer (Avionics) to develop, perform and manage verification activities for avionics systems in space-based applications. You will document and communicate across all stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner whilst adhering to Gilmour Space policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities listed are not exhaustive, they represent examples of the work performed by this position. You will be required to perform other duties within your skills and abilities.

  • Lead the development of verification strategies and plans, including test regimens for safety critical equipment
  • Developing test procedures for verification of avionics unit and sub-system requirements
  • Performing environmental testing on avionics equipment (including but not limited to vibration, vacuum, shock, thermal and electro-magnetic compatibility testing)
  • Strategically developing Gilmour’s internal testing capability, including avionics test systems and environmental chambers/machines
  • Co-ordinating with internal and external stakeholders to execute test events efficiently and to schedule
  • Providing experienced engineering guidance and oversight in troubleshooting and investigating anomalies
  • Running Test Readiness Reviews and Test Review Boards
  • Developing test reports and other verification documentation, including documenting compliance traceability for the avionics sub-system across various verification methods
  • Developing risk assessments and adhering to safety protocols
  • Maintaining configuration management and traceability of flight critical hardware
  • Performing other avionics integration and test activities as required in a rigorous, repeatable manner to a set standard or procedure
  • Ability to work independently and provide direction to small test teams

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (Mechatronics, Avionics, Electrical)
  • 5+ years of experience performing integration, test and/or verification activities for complex developmental projects within the aerospace industry
  • Sound understanding of systems engineering processes and requirements verification
  • Experience in testing to industry standards for environmental qualification (such as SMC-S-016, GSFC-STD-7000, ECSS, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810)
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, communication, and ability to provide direction for more junior engineers
  • Ability to execute to schedule and drive tasks to completion, dynamically coordinating test events and briefing leadership on progress and outcomes
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Capable of obtaining and maintain an Australian Government NV 1 Level Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • An understanding of space hardware qualification and acceptance strategies
  • Experience performing environmental testing in a certified test house
  • Experience in developing highly configurable and flexible test systems
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems
  • Experience with Linux, version control software and CI/CD
  • An exposure to C/C++, electronics, and embedded programing
  • An understanding of networking protocols
  • Familiarity with ESD protection, procedures and devices

Policies and Procedures

All Gilmour Space policies and procedures form part of all Employees’ terms of engagement and position descriptions. Employees of Gilmour Space are to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures as updated from time to time. On occasion you may be required to attend training on policies and procedures.

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Tagged as: ecss, mil-std-461, mil-std-810, gsfc-std-7000, & smc-s-016, esd protection, C++, ci/cd

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