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AI&T Lead Engineer

The Judge Group
Kent, Washington, United States
Location: Kent, WA
Description: Our client is currently seeking a AI&T Lead Engineer

Actively looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively contribute to the future of spaceflight.

This job will have the following responsibilities:
  • Work with the design and systems engineers to plan tests of the vehicle subsystems, ensuring the tests are designed to verify the pertinent requirements
  • Work with design engineers to integrate testing and operability features into the design of new vehicles
  • Test lead with overall responsibility for the test, the people, and hardware during execution.
  • Apply extensive understanding on a wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts associated with vehicle-level system testing including acceptance and qualification tests: specification performance, structural, leak and pressure, vibration, acoustic, shock, thermal balance and thermal vacuum, and electromagnetic.
  • Contribute to the mentoring & training of other personnel
  • Develop test methods to efficiently complete integrated system testing
  • Support development testing to reduce program risk
  • Develop procedures and software automation that will be used during launch operations Develop, manage, and maintain test GSE Enforce safety policies during test planning and operations
  • Support on-site launch operations to prepare the vehicle for flight

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • BS in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related discipline
  • 8+ years of applicable experience
  • Understand the Test Like You Fly assessment and exception process
  • Understanding of the principles, concepts, and methods of systems engineering such as concept development, requirement definition, design solution definition, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning or operations
  • Full knowledge of other related disciplines such as vehicle level acceptance and qualification test, electrical ground support equipment, ground support equipment, test facilities
  • Ability to use sophisticated engineering skills used to design, develop, and evaluate astronautical/mechanical/structural systems and hardware Experience providing imaginative and detailed technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems such as those experienced during system level testing of large vehicles.
  • Travel of up to 25% during planning and probable travel of 75% during periods of integration and test to multiple test sites
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum
  • Desired (but not required):
  • Experience in the full life cycle for test planning from requirement definition through execution and post-test data processing
  • Experience defining, designing, and/or operating electrical ground support equipment
  • Experience defining, designing, and/or procuring ground support equipment
  • Experience leading test design reviews Experience leading anomaly investigations with familiarity in root cause and corrective action techniques.
  • Experience with scripting (Python or other scripting language)
  • Sound judgment, high energy, and creative
  • Experience with software tools such as DOORS Next Generation, Cameo, MATLAB/Simulink, Confluence, JIRA, Git, Creo, and Windchill

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