Test Bed Design Engineer
Job Summary: System Integration and Test EGSE Lead Design Engineer will lead a team of software and hardware engineers in the complete development life cycle of Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for a Spacecraft Program. The EGSE will include the Test Bed or Spacecraft Checkout Station used to interface and control a spacecraft during System Integration and Test, Test Beds used to test Spacecraft Flight Boxes and a Spacecraft Hardware in the Loop Simulator.
The Engineer will generate engineering designs and drawings per aerospace standards and practices. The design responsibilities include custom board design for the test equipment. The candidate will be responsible for leading the parts procurement, and leading technicians in building and testing the Test Bed.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and execution skills. The ideal candidate will possess a mission focus and heightened sense of urgency to accomplish defined tasks. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of task execution, demonstrated initiative and be a motivated self-starter.
- Research, design, develop, and test Electronic Test Systems for space hardware. Includes communications equipment and systems; analog and digital circuitry; computers; and control and COTS test equipment. Technologies may include Power, Analog, Digital, RF, Antenna and Test Software development. Responsible for design, debug, maintenance and repair of Test Systems in the Space Sector of APL.
- The EGSE design engineer will be responsible for hardware and software through the full product life cycle (design, fabrication, debug, integration test and maintenance support).
- EGSE design engineer will interact with spacecraft subsystem Leads to define and document requirements for EGSE and STE.
- Perform and coordinate EGSE manufacturing.
- Interact with program or technical leads for development and prioritization of tasks.
- The EGSE Engineer may act as an I&T Integration Engineer or Test Conductor after delivery of the program EGSE.
Special Working Conditions: Must be able to work in clean rooms. Must be able to travel. Occasional long hours, working shifts, and weekend work may be required.
Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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