System Test Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4708 26-Dec-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

As Systems Test Engineer, you will work on important DoD programs and projects that provide systems to support command and control, surveillance, intelligence, weapon status, and situational awareness communications over Link 16.  You will enjoy interacting with multidisciplinary teams (digital, RF, mechanical, and software) to integrate and test terminals and systems.  You will develop test plans and procedures to perform requirements verification of the system and execute manual and automated test cases as well as perform verification and validation of requirements, document test results, perform regression testing, failure analysis, and create discrepancy reports.  You will also have the opportunity to develop reusable automated test cases for regression, stability and new feature testing and develop test software to automate testing and use database software to document test cases, track test progress, and document trouble reports.

Requirements
  • 8+ years systems integration and hardware test experience 
  • Hands-on experience using lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal analyzers, digital signal generators and noise figure meters
  • Experience in a lead position and mentoring capability of other test engineers
  • Working knowledge of RF amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and transceivers
  • Experience architecting test strategies, executing tests, and writing test plans, test procedures, and test reports.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • US government position. US citizenship required
  • Up to 10% travel

Preferences
  • Experience scripting control of test equipment and Device Under Test (LabVIEW, Python, MATLAB, or other)
  • Experience with large scale qualification testing such as MIL-STDs
  • Link 16 or other Tactical Data Link experience
  • Ability to review large amounts of raw test data to identify, isolate, troubleshoot, and correct test setup issues, and unit failures 
  • EMC/EMI experience

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

Other

Travel:

Up to 10%

Citizenship:

US Citizenship Required

Clearance:

None

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