EPS Test Engineer I
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Louisville, CO
At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:With guidance, initially:
Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, and other documentation in support of design and development activities.
Prepare material for and present at periodic design/ERB/PCB reviews.
Ensure product manufacturability, testability and supportability.
Research, analyze, and diagnose power system and performance anomalies by utilizing hardware documentation, software tools, and/or test results, as necessary, to resolve EPS related issues.
Validate and verify requirements through test, analysis, inspection, or demonstration.
Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, work instructions, and specific Customer requirements.
Participate in design/vehicle integration and test activities following Program and Company related requirements/procedures.
Develop and/or review circuit design and oversee operation of the as-built hardware.
Interface with prime contractor EPS System engineers, NASA Engineers, and other SNC Dream Chaser engineers.
Review and disposition vendor SRDLs.
Work closely with Manufacturing and Integration & Test Groups to:
Plan production fixtures, test procedures and test equipment.
Provide support in the development and maintaining of configuration baselines for systems and sub-systems.
Define/Support EPS unit and subsystem related procedure development/testing, including but not limited to:
Defining EPS operational constraints, flight rules, and timelines for vehicle ground and flight test campaigns.
Development and execution of procedures for flight and ground testing.
Battery receiving/inspection testing and in-between flight fitness for use testing.
Real-time operations support of flight and ground testing.

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.

Must Haves:
Requires a BS in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering from an accredited institution
0+ Years of relevant experience
Strong problem solving and demonstrated conflict resolution skills
Excellent communication skills required; presentation related, written/report related, and verbally related
Ability to work with minimal supervision on projects
Previous experience and skills across project life cycle phases, preferred
Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment
Instinct and desire to take ownership of tasks, decisions, and results

Nice to Haves:
Experience with hardware or instrumentation, preferred
Experience with data acquisition and recording systems, preferred
Experience performing hardware/software integration and testing, preferred
Manned space experience, preferred
Requirement development experience, preferred
Verification and Validation experience, preferred
SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540/Aerospace Corporation TOR, GEVS standard, or equivalent, experience, preferred
Proficiency in using simulation and math software such as MATLAB, Simulink, SIMPLIS, or MathCAD, preferred

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status
pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.