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Systems Test Engineer II

Company: PEAK Technical Staffing USA
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Posted: 11/08/2021 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Software Developers-Systems Software Job Number: 91954 Job Description

As part of the Systems Test and V&V Team, you will have a large impact on our next generation of Unmanned Aerial Systems. You will develop System Test Plans and Procedures for Software and/or Hardware Verification and Validation of System Requirements and execute simulator and flight tests. You will develop test cards that meet flight test objectives, analyze test results, and lead Test Readiness Reviews and post-test debriefs. In this role, you will engage in frequent multi-disciplinary collaboration and work side by side with team members with the overall System Design, Integration, Verification and Validation to ensure the highest quality product for our customers.

The Systems Test Engineer is an integral part of the flight vehicle and also requires deep care and attention to detail in order to fulfill our mission. This position is multifaceted, and you are expected to help build, grow, and develop a highly technical team as we progress.

Candidates must have a positive and can-do attitude, and a desire to continually improve and learn. The preferred candidate will not sweat the small stuff, have a strong sense of ownership, and a curiosity to understand how things work, even if they take you outside your area of expertise.


  • Bachelor' s degree in systems, software, aerospace engineering or other engineering related field
  • 5+ years' experience in aerospace industry and 2+ years in system/flight tests
  • Clear understanding of UAS System Requirements through all phases of the program, from Concept to Critical Design Reviews, Production, and Systems V&V
  • Ability to write System Test Plans and Procedures for Software and Hardware
  • Understanding of the functionality of major aircraft subsystems and avionics
  • Ability to work with product development engineers to derive test requirements based on product specifications and modifications
  • Excellent communication skills, including documenting test plans, procedures, and reports, verbally directing UAV operators and observers during flight tests, capturing system test requirements, recording test failures and reporting test results
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams (ME, EE, SW/FW, Flight Test)
  • Ability to determine regression test requirements based on sub-system modification
  • Ability to analyze large data sets using software tools such as MATLAB or Excel
  • Responsible for estimating testing schedule and maintaining deadlines
    Preferred Skills and Competencies
    • Translate system requirements into formal test plans
    • Determine and communicate flight test objectives
    • Develop and execute system test plans, analyze data, and document test results
    • Develop and maintain test equipment assets that support system test (HIL, SIL, PC-DAQ, groundpoint features, etc.)
    • Create specialized feature tests as flight code is published
    • Create, maintain, and follow-through with bug reporting and fix testing
    • C/C++/Python/MATLAB Simulink/SITL Gazebo/Visual Studio/JIRA
    • DO178/MIL-STD-810
    • Experience with Pixhawk controller or APM Flight Stack
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