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Test Engineer I

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Sparks
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy working with amazing products and tools? Join us in championing and protecting explorers and heroes! As a Test Engineer at SNC, you will be using your skills and expertise to simulate, test, certify and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll develop complex test plans and procedures for a variety of systems to ensure the verification and validation of all product requirements. You will also be involved with the execution of the tests using top industry tools. As a cross functional engineer, you'll test system and component level new products and develop new test processes throughout the product lifecycle.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST

The position is located at our headquarters in Sparks, NV. Sparks is immediately adjacent to Reno and only 20 minutes’ drive from scenic Lake Tahoe in the heart of the Sierra. In addition to the night life, this area offers world class skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, kayaking – all of the outdoor adventures imaginable.

If you are ready to work alongside some of the industry’s top engineers and scientists to shape the future of this field, now is the time to make SNC part of your future. Look over the available position below and apply as indicated. We look forward to hearing from you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with multi-disciplinary design, engineering and technician teams to develop, integrate and test electronic systems for airborne and ground-based applications

  • Develop and implement test fixtures, plans, procedures and associated documentation, including manual and automated testing methodologies

  • Compile data and complete reports summarizing the results of testing

  • Troubleshoot and disposition repairs and non-conformances for components and designs operating within an integrated system

  • Provide regular status reports to technical leads and program management staff

  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance and Calibration Technician to ensure test equipment is properly configured and calibrated in order to support test demand


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering or other related discipline and typically 0-2 or more years of experience

  • Experience with: Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, RF Signal Generators, Power Meters, Functional Generators

  • Conceptual knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Familiarity working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Knowledge of requirements management, system design, and systems integration

  • Exposure to planning, conducting and documenting Verification and Validation (V&V) activities

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and schematics, use service manuals, follow test procedures, and use logical troubleshooting techniques

  • Ability to prepare professional test plans, test procedures, and test reports in order to demonstrate compliance to system requirements

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Experience with Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) controlled equipment and production environments

  • Experience with antenna range testing and anechoic chamber testing 

  • Experience creating scripts and automated test procedures for network analyzers

  • Familiarity with testing standards and methodologies for DoD applications (including but not limited to MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704 and RTCA/DO-160 standards and certifications)

  • Familiarity with Product and Quality Assurance principles and experienced in generation and disposition of product non-conformances

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks , Test Engineer I, Other , Sparks, Nevada

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