Lead, Avionics Test Automation

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Quality Assurance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

We are expanding our Software Engineering team! As a Hardware Test Automation Engineer, you will have a key role in ensuring the proper testing of our avionics components (box ATP/QTP), as well as contributing to the testing of the sub-systems and launch vehicle through HITL. This will include the development of a test infrastructure for avionics hardware testing, including test automation, Vehicle and subsystem HITL DAQ software, and automated data analysis tools for anomaly detection and evaluating pass/fail criteria. These developments will also be used for higher level assemblies across our organization. This role will be critical to achieving Terran R’s first launch and growing our production capabilities to quickly scale our launch cadence.

About the Role:

  • Mentor a team of young engineers, enforce best practices and coding standards, organizing semi-weekly sprints, and working with other software leaders to support department milestones.
  • Gather requirements and user stories from partner teams and stakeholders. Distill feedback into system requirements and refine project roadmaps.
  • Design and develop a test automation framework in Python to support Avionics development, design verification, and production testing.
  • Write automated test software to monitor and control test equipment data acquisition systems, and flight hardware.
  • Write low latency, high throughput command and monitoring software for hardware-in-the-loop (HITL, HIL) testbeds.
  • Troubleshoot test and flight hardware issues in collaboration with partner teams. Help drive root cause investigations and perform data review to identify anomalies.
  • Work with data infrastructure teams to ensure reliable collection of test data including post processing, scaling, and filtering.
  • Develop documentation, sample implementations, and training material for Hardware engineers, technicians, and system engineers writing functional test definitions and executing automated tests.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s in computer science or related technical field and 5+ years relevant experience in software development.
  • 1+ Years of experience leading a team of multiple engineers or multiple examples of significant mentorship, coaching, and project management
  • Proficient in Python, or similar object oriented language
  • Familiarity with Linux, the command line, and basic system administration

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience with configuration management and version control systems (Git) and continuous integration and deployment pipelines (CI/CD).
  • Experience building test or industrial automation applications in aerospace, automotive, medical, or other high reliability environments.
  • Significant knowledge with multiple communication interfaces such as TCP, UDP,
    Serial, and VISA
  • Experience writing drivers for, and automating test equipment such as power supplies, multimeters, electronic loads, signal generators, and RF equipment
  • Experience with python package management tools like Poetry
  • Experience with high power and high voltage electrical systems and ensuring system safety
  • Experience with front end tools and libraries such as React, PyQt, Dash
  • Experience with numpy, pandas, InfluxDB, FastAPI

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$174,000$213,000 USD