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Sr. Electrical Engineer / Test Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JAP20181402-43871

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary

Under general direction, develop test plans and design hardware/software to execute tests. Provide technical expertise and design input to immediate team, as well as other teams.

Job Responsibilities

Under close supervision the Senior Engineer position is responsible for the design of software and hardware for component
test equipment (CTE) and automated test equipment (ATE) systems. Support of the test and debug for flight and non-flight spacecraft electronic circuit card assemblies (CCA) and boxes. Will on occasion be responsible for ensuring that the technical requirements, cost, and schedule for the CTE/ATE system development is achieved. As part of a design team, be responsible for the end-to-end design, debug, test and certification of CTE/ATE system. Will work closely with the spacecraft avionics Design Engineer to ensure the CTE/ATE system will validate the circuit cards and/or electronics box under all test environments. Has responsibility for the documentation development and release of the CTE/ATE system.


  • Strong programming skills using C/C++, National Instruments TestStand
  • Experience developing test application SW to interface with Test Equipment along with instrument driver suites
  • Experience in the test and debug of hardware and software systems
  • A fundamental understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include: Data Bus Analyzers, Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, and Power equipment.
  • Experience designing and integrating ATE


Requires BS in Engineering & 4 years or Masters in Engineering & 2 years.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space