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System Test Technical Lead

Company: PDS Tech, Inc.
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

System Test Technical LeadStart: ASAPLocation: Santa Cruz, CA - work is onsite - relocation assistance availableProject Type: Direct Hire (permanent)Pay: $$ DOE (Depends on Experience)
*Relocation assistance available* OverviewOur client is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our System Test team. As part of this team, you will perform systems integration testing, functional and failure modes and effects testing of flight critical components and subsystems for VTOL electric aircraft. The data collected during these tests will inform the company's hardware and software design efforts and pave the way to production-ready components and systems. The team is made up of extremely talented, hardworking, proactive, and hands-on individuals, operating in a very fast-paced and rewarding environment. We are looking to expand this team with like-minded individuals looking to make a mark in the transportation industry. ResponsibilitiesLead major architectural and design orientations for the development of system test platforms including a systems Integration Test Lab ("ITL") for the S4Lead systems integration test processes and tools development (documentation framework, test execution process, test venue configuration management, test article conformity, data management, etc.) required for the structured development and certification testing of civil aircraftContribute to defining the system test platform utilization strategy to optimize test output, program development, and certification progressAct as a technical focal and be responsible for the continued strategic alignment with other stakeholders of the system test platforms, focusing mostly on the Integrated Test LabCreate test setups for aircraft hardware by working closely with the mechanical, electrical, energy systems, and software teams, to capture the nuances of aircraft components, subsystem architectures, and operating conditions, and turn them into representative tests that will allow for validation of component and system designsUse proprietary or open-source testing tools or frameworks, create Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) tests for software, electrical, mechanical, and energy components of the aircraft systemDevelop formal test procedures, instrumentation guidelines, test fixture designs, LabView VIs and any other necessary tools to allow for repeatable testing of specimens as discussedPerform functional testing and failure modes testing on specific hardware and systems to validate their design against established benchmarksAnalyze data collected during system tests to provide quantifiable feedback to the engineering teams (via test reports) that will allow them to optimize their designs RequiredB.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent real-world experienceExperience developing HIL test rigs, both at the requirements definition and implementation levelsExperience on aerospace/aeronautical Systems Integration Test RigsExperience with data acquisition and control techniques (LabVIEW or other)Strong detailed engineering, analytical background and systemic thinkingExcellent problem solving and communication skills DesiredM.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline5+ years of work experience in relevant industryExperience with high-voltage electronicsExperience with aircraft certification (DO-178B and DO-178C), regulatory requirements, compliance testing, aircraft software engineering processes, and test verificationExperience with AutoCAD electricalExperience with mechanical design and manufacturing drawing creationRequirements and test case documentation experience (Polarion/DOORS/Other)Hands-on machine shop skills using lathe, mill, welder, and other machine shop equipment

Keywords: PDS Tech, Inc., Santa Cruz , System Test Technical Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Cruz, California

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