Functional Test Engineer

  • Temporary
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • You have a fluent English (C1 and above certification). Working on shift 24h/7d across the full week may be required.

Company Details

Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.

About Us

A globally recognized space player in the fields of telecommunications, navigation, earth observation, exploration and the construction of orbital infrastructures, Thales Alenia Space is a Joint-Venture between the Thales groups (67% ) and Leonardo (33%).


In this role You will be in charge of validation of the Functional Command and Control Chain both on ATB and Flight Model.

It is your duty to evaluate the test requirements and contribute to their finalization, working with Customer and Engineering, then define, prepare, execute the tests and evaluate the results.

  • Contribute and participate to relevant life-cycle review (PDR, CDR, TRR, DRB, as per ESA standards).
  • Contribute technical requirements for Data Handling  SCOE’s specification to ensure the availability of proper test execution means.
  • Validate the fulfillment of all Customer functional  requirements at Data Handling subsystem and system (Mission execution, FDIR, etc.) level , including relevant protocols compliance (ECSS, PUS, spacecraft-specific) and demonstrate that they are met in nominal and non-nominal case (error handling, recovery requirements, etc.).
  • Validate the functional behavior of the Functional Chain vs the Customer requirements on mission execution and operation.
  • Participate to system test definition and execution, with specific responsibility for mission tests and system FDIR.
  • Support and conduct all relevant troubleshooting and analysis in case of anomalies.
  • Minimum expected permanence on duty is 3 years.

The working site is Torino, but Your support can be required during the external test campaign phases (up to two years).

Working on shift 24h/7d across the full week may be required on the basis of program AIT  schedule.

Education & Experience

  • You have a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering, with explicit focus on distributed and embedded systems, data interfaces and protocols.
  • You have a fluent English (C1 and above certification).
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in similar job with a at least an experience of a full scientific spacecraft AIT cycle up to the launch.

Skills and knowledge

  • You have a deep and practical knowledge of test instrumentation from oscilloscopes to Logic and Protocol analyzers

You have a demonstrable knowledge of :

  • Electronic Measurement theory, application and performance evaluation.
  • Proficient in High level programming  languages (C++, Python)
  • Operating Systems in depth knowledge and programming experience
  • It is considered a plus an experience in design of C&C systems.

Personal ability

  • Customer focused, proactive attitude
  • Organized and methodical approach to the work with strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, to work autonomously or in team
  • Strong attitude to achieve results within time and cost constraints

Innovation, passion, ambition: join Thales and create the world of tomorrow, today.

Job ID: R0100529


Tagged as: c/python, spacecraft ait, test instrumentation, data interfaces, distributed/embedded systems, protocols, electronic measurement theory, c&c systems

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