The System Test Engineer II develops and executes System Test Plans for
small, unmanned air vehicles and missiles and their associated subsystems.
Testing encompasses simulator, ground and flight tests and includes logging
and analyzing data and documenting test results.
Support developmental test and evaluation of sub-system, model-scale, and
full scale testing. Assist the Flight Test Director during flight tests
Determine and communicate subsystem, system and flight test objectives.
Develop test cards to verify that those objectives are met
Review System Requirement documents to help ensure requirements are
concise and testable
Participate in test and flight readiness reviews, test briefs, and post-
Ensure test assets are prepared to support testing, including proper
configuration of product hardware and software, writing test cards and
procedures, and maintaining test equipment
Process and analyze test data to determine test results. Analyze large
test data sets using software tools (MATLAB or Excel)
Capture test activities, fill in test data sheets, and transfer telemetry
files to the network. Enter test failures or anomalies in an issue
tracking system database. Summarize test activities and results in reports
Determine regression test requirements based on specific sub-system
modifications. Develop ad-hoc tests to troubleshoot test failures
Responsible for estimating time required to conduct testing and completing
assigned tasks within project schedule
Work with outside test labs and assist technicians during testing when
Receives general instructions on routine work and more detailed
instructions on new projects. Works within specific requirements to
complete tasks under moderate supervision
Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data
requires a review of a variety of factors
Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine
appropriate action. Contributes to meeting project cost and schedule
Applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
Typically performs multiple tasks on one project. Completes tasks within
schedule and budget
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
Bachelor's degree in related discipline (Software, Systems, Electrical,
Mechanical or Aerospace) is required or equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience
Minimum of 2 - 5 years' experience in related industry or projects that
include conducting system or flight tests
Experience with scripting and programming languages to automate testing is
Experience as a pilot or aircrew member would be beneficial
Position requires 10-30% travel within the Continental U.S.
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
A relevant MS or PhD graduate in related discipline is preferred
Work with product development engineers to derive test requirements based
on product specifications and modifications
Has willingness to learn and expand technical understanding of wind tunnel
test techniques and measurement systems
Is effective in conversing technically with experts in the fields of test
instrumentation and data acquisition
Skilled at 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
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small
teams share a broad variety of duties
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance
performance of oneself, others, and the company
Demonstrates effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and
strong communication skills
Focused on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above
one's own interests
Demonstrates ability to work well with others across disciplines
Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Occasional)
Able to frequently work outdoors in extreme weather conditions (hot and
cold temperatures) and occasionally at night; Able to traverse across
uneven ground and varying terrain (Frequent)
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and
fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
Able to lift, carry and/or move objects of varying sizes and shapes up to
50 lbs. (Frequent); Required to carry and set up equipment at test site
Able to demonstrate good manual dexterity to assemble and disassemble
Able to repeatedly throw objects up to 16 lbs. over shoulder (Frequent)
Able to maintain visual line of sight of unmanned air vehicles up to 1
kilometer away (Frequent)
The salary range for this role is:
$76,544 - $114,816
AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but
not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a
candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.
This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance
with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export
Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements
of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific
documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S.
person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent
resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or
asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S.
Citizenship due to contract requirements.
Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical,
dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid
holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings
please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to
learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned
aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile 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 45 years. Be a part of the
team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and 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 small UAS and tactical
missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our
customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs,
develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and tactical missile 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.
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,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical
condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and
have the ability to obtain a security clearance.