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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Satellite Test Engineer in Centennial, Colorado

Satellite Test Engineer

Centennial, Colorado

Date posted 04/06/2021

Job ID 31704BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years)

Job Title Satellite Test Engineer

City Centennial

State Colorado

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Salary Minimum $81,454

Salary Maximum $122,181

Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Satellite Test Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team located in Centennial, CO. The individual filing for the Test Engineer position will interact with technical staff and report to test managers. The tests that the individual will be required to support range from engineering research trials, production and factory acceptance tests, system and component level requirements verification tests combined with operational tests, lifecycle tests, environmental and electromagnetic tests.


  • Satellite system test planning, organization and test conduction.

  • Satellite system and subsystem test configuration and procedure development, review and execution.

  • Develop and promote satellite assembly, integration and test flows that include the introduction of new concepts and approaches.

  • Solve hardware/software interface problems, define input/output parameters, and ensure integration of the entire system or subsystem.

  • Liaise with all levels of program and engineering staff on design, integration and test matters and support other teams/disciplines as necessary.

  • Assist in complex and difficult technical issues requiring novel and highly creative approaches drawing on advanced concepts..

  • Help formulate and maintain test plans as execution occurs.

  • Implement and support quality management in the execution of a program.

  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

  • Experience in spacecraft testing and test requirements is highly desired.

  • Basic understanding of clean room facilities, compliance and safe working practices.

  • Knowledge of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice of the satellite system life cycle.

  • Understanding of AS9100 Quality Management is desired.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Must be able to work extended hours as required and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and workloads.

  • US citizenship is required.

  • Experience with satellite subsystem and system level testing is highly desired.

  • Launch base operations experience is desired.

Each job has a salary range which identifies the minimum, midpoint (market) and maximum base pay for the job. Pay rates are established based on the individuals knowledge, skill, experience and education/training needed to perform the job.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided No

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.