Integration and Test Associate Engineer 17-014

Location:Chandler, AZ
Benefits:Excellent Benefits on Day One!
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:800 - Product Development

An Integration and Test Engineer is needed in Chandler, Arizona supporting the Iridium Communications System (ICS).


The job requires the engineer to perform test activities for all aspects of the Iridium system including but not limited to testing of payload communications; Iridium GSM based telephony and services; ground Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) K-Band communication links; space vehicle to L-Band subscriber equipment; and space flight vehicle bus/platform operations. Testing operations employ the use, operations or interaction with the full-up command and control system; space vehicle and communications payload; TT&C ground stations and/or the telephony base station controller and call switching systems; use of sophisticated space simulators, ground system simulators and other special test equipment. These activities include but are not limited to requirements analysis and decomposition of systems requirements into verifiable test objectives; development of test plans and procedures; test execution, analysis, issue resolution and reporting. The job also requires the engineer to perform continuous improvement efforts; reduce test cycle time; improve product quality; implement and document best practices; develop, maintain and employ test control and analysis software; learn to define required test products and test resources required for various integration level tests with any the aforementioned ICS elements. Due to ITAR restrictions, U.S. citizenship is required.


Experience with testing methodologies, analysis processes and procedures desired.

Basic knowledge of software programming in C/C++, C#, Unix, Linux, shell programming, Python, PERL and/or TCL preferred.

Background knowledge or experience with GSM telephony systems is beneficial.

Ability to work both independently and within a team in a dynamic engineering environment with rapidly changing priorities; and to apply creative, abstract problem solving to support varied customers in a large systems environment.

The candidate will be required to perform real-time and post real-time system analysis and provide root cause analysis from test and operational data sources.

Strong written and verbal communication skills required.


Collaboration - Works effectively and cooperatively with others; establishes and maintains good working relationships.

Communication - Clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Customer Focus - Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive customer relationships.

Systems Thinking - Ability to understand the big picture and the inter-relationships of all positions and activities in the organization, including the impact of changes in one area on another area. This includes the ability to see and understand the inter-relationships between components of systems and plans and anticipate future events.

Analytical Skills - Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.

Engineering Analysis - Knowledge of engineering analysis (e.g. mechanical, electrical, avionics, design, circuit, systems, stress, structural, durability).

Integrated Systems - Knowledge of design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, and methods.

Test Program Design - Knowledge of test program design (e.g., design of experiments, test plan development, validation).

Typical Education and/or Experience

Conferred or currently working towards a Bachelor or Master of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

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