• Location: Sterling, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1910

Title: Launch Integration and Test Engineer

Location: Dulles Virginia or Gilbert Arizona

Clearance: TS/SCI preferred, TS only acceptable

 

Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch, and cyber technologies. We develop space-based solutions that protect our nation, enhance the lives of our citizens, and directly support the warfighter. Cornerstone supports a full range of missions from navigation and communication to remote sensing. We are a leader in spacecraft development, deployment, and mission support. In an environment of limited resources, Cornerstone provides our customers with agile and innovative solutions that achieve the highest level mission performance.

 

We have an opening for an Launch Integration and Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA or Gilbert, AZ.

 

In this role you will design, develop, and execute test procedures and automated test scripts using spacecraft commands, telemetry and electrical and RF ground support equipment. You should have system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware and good computer skills. Experience with testing RF systems or design of RF systems is for satellite communications is highly desired for this position but not required.

Daily responsibilities will require test preparation leading to direct contact with satellite and space flight hardware. You must be able to tackle issues utilizing skills obtained in the field of Electrical and RF engineering, or a related discipline, preferably as it relates to system level integration and test. Required skills include the ability to communicate clearly, and to use critical thinking in troubleshoot of problems. The ability to use a scripting language and formulate automated test scripts is highly desirable.

International and or domestic travel to support launch campaigns may be required. Shift and weekend work to support testing may be required periodically.

 

Qualifications:

This position can be filled with either a Test Engineer or a Principal Test Engineer level.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Test Engineer

  • Bachelor Degree in a STEM discipline (preferably Aerospace or Electrical Engineering) with 2 years of experience (OR Master's Degree OR PhD)
  • Possess system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret clearance

Principal Test Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (ideally Aerospace or Electrical Engineering) and 5 yrs of experience; OR 3 yrs w/ a Masters; OR PhD
  • Possess system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with testing RF systems or design of RF systems is for satellite communications
  • Ability to use a scripting language and formulate manual or automated scripts
  • Strong background in RF systems preferred but not required

 

The Cornerstone Defense Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Defense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all employees and to upholding diversity in our recruiting and hiring processes. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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