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System Test Engineer II

Company: AeroVironment International
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

System Test Engineer II Location Simi Valley, CA Employment type Regular - Full Time ID 212 Apply Now Who We Are Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 40 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones, pioneered today's advanced EV charging technologies, created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC. Join us today in developing the next generation of solutions from small UAS and tactical missile systems to tomorrow's electric vehicle charging and test systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed. We are currently seeking a System Test Engineer II to join our team. Using standard lab equipment such as an oscilloscope, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, or voltmeter, the ideal candidate will perform verification tests and conduct analysis of test results to ensure final products or in-process components meet defined requirements. The preferred individual will use his or her skills assist product engineers with the definition of test plans as well as define requisite test equipment. Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define, document, and continuously improve verification tests
  • Participate in reviews of documents related to testing and design, as well as reviews of requirements and traceability matrices
  • Work with design teams to develop validation plans and debug issues during testing
  • Write scripts to automate tests
  • Work with outside test labs and assist technicians during testing when required
  • Ability to work flexible hours when necessary
  • Conduct vendor searches, order components, and provide technical liaison with vendors
  • Understand schematics
  • Write detailed test plans and procedures and write test reports documenting test results
  • Some travel required Required Qualifications & Background
    • BSEE or equivalent with at least 2 years of experience
    • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex systems
    • Experience in test and debug at circuit level with excellent knowledge of analog and digital electronics desired
    • Experience working in a lab environment
    • Experience with various scripting and programming languages
    • Strong MATLAB programming skills desired
    • Experience in working with government certification agencies
    • Rapid prototyping experience and familiarity with Solidworks, 3D printing, CNC machining, assembly and integration is a plus
    • Familiarity with UAV subsystems (autopilots, sensor packages, etc) a plus
    • Flight test, R/C (Remote Control), hands-on experience a plus
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Familiarity with office software and computer-based productivity tools This position requires you have access to data and technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. To meet this qualification you must be a current U.S. Person and provide documentation as such. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship. AV offers a great benefits package, 401K with company matching, and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our benefits please visit We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us. Principals only need apply. NO agencies please. What We Do Building on a history of technological innovation, AV designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. Commercial and governmental entities use AV's clean transportation solutions such as electric vehicle test systems and electric vehicle fast charge systems, as well as its clean energy solutions. AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.

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