Airbus Defense and Space
  • 15-Jul-2022 to 20-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
  • Merritt Island, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions.

Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work.

Position Summary: The Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for understanding and maturing the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE), selection of EGSE, managing EGSE vendors, networking of EGSE, and maintaining EGSE configuration control. They will work closely with test designers, suppliers, and affiliates utilizing similar EGSE.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. 65%
  • Work with Airbus OneWeb Satellites on common specifications for EGSE
  • Leverage the Airbus OneWeb Satellites base design, including network topology
  • Collaborate with affiliates using similar architecture to ensure compatibility as needed, including production and development
  • Work directly with EGSE vendors to manage completion of detailed designs
  • Sign-off and attend vendor design reviews
  • Develop scripts for new units which are compatible with existing test bed and associated architecture
  • Support and/or perform integration, verification, and validation of automated test scripts as they are deployed to the manufacturing test stations
  • Manage the networking of EGSEs with CCS
  • Understand and support networking of EGSE with satellite command and control system as well as impacts on test scripts
  • Conduct detailed troubleshooting of tests, including debugging scripts and test setup.
  • Work with hardware designers to understand implications of hardware behavior and correct tolerancing in scripts
  • Manage and assist the hook-up and check-out of EGSE and associated MGSE
  • Maintain configuration control of EGSE Hardware and Software including test architecture (libraries, actions, functions, scripts)
  • Collaborate on Software in the Loop and Hardware In the Loop projects which may draw from similar architectures
  • Support the development of launch integration CONOPS
  • Provide EGSE/MGSE training to launch technicians and engineers, as needed to support the mission requirements
  • Report and investigate non-conformances identified during integration and test activities
  • Participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of engineering and integration activities.
  1. 25%
  • Support the evolution of the ARROW product development roadmap: includes design and testing adjustments, schedule, and cost targets aligned with future business capture strategies.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned: 10%

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


Required: Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas or combination of education and experience. Prefer Electrical Engineering background.

Preferred: Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas or combination of education and experience.


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 4 years of experience with a Master's degree in satellite integration and test (I&T) engineering and/or related domains
  • A minimum of Three years of experience with EGSE highly desired
  • Experience networking EGSE
  • Relevant aerospace experience with EGSE
  • Manufacturing experience highly desirable.
  • Prefer experience with satellite command and control systems, satellite central check-out systems
  • Experience with Terma CCS is a plus
  • Satellite test experience
  • Experience working with satellite systems, starting from conceptual designs and tradeoffs through detailed design, development, manufacture, integration, test, launch, and early orbit operations.
  • Exposure to programmable logic controllers and supervisory system (SCADA)

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Proficiency with various I&T engineering tools and processes
  • Proficiency with programming, preferably in TCL
  • Knowledge of "hardware in the loop" and "software in the loop" test beds
  • Knowledge of satellite command and data handling, telemetry and telecommand
  • Controls engineering knowledge, comfortable with block diagrams
  • Familiarity with elements of space mission architectures extending beyond the satellite platform - including launch, flight operations, mission CONOPS, user interfaces is a plus
  • Communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner across multiple levels.
  • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent listening, comprehension & interpersonal skills as responsible for daily communication via email and phone calls required.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication (verbal/writing), and presentation skills.


  • Significant presence (90%) in Cape Canaveral, FL to work alongside OneWeb Satellites engineering staff
  • Travel to launch base (10%) to support launch integration operations
  • Occasional travel to Washington, DC area to coordinate with and represent to various customers and mission partners
  • Occasional International travel to collaborate with European Airbus counterparts


  • US citizenship is required


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Equal Opportunity: Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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