Draper Senior Integration and Test Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The National Security and Space Systems Division is seeking an Integration and Test Engineer to support the verification and validation of complex embedded systems. Specific responsibilities include the following:
Collaborate with front-end Systems Engineers and customers to:
Define and capture accurate, clear, and verifiable requirements
Assign appropriate verification methods
Establish requirement traceability to test plans and procedures
Identify high-risk requirements and scope risk reduction activities
Scope requirements for downstream I&T execution including technical skills, personnel, training, facilities, test infrastructure, and security considerations
Contribute to system concepts and architectures that promote design-for-test capabilities
Collaborate with hardware and software design teams to:
Anchor analytical models with empirical test data
Ensure requirement compliance
Establish design-for-test capabilities
Guide detailed designs by incorporating reliability and robustness techniques that design-out failure mechanisms caused by corner cases and environmental factors
Leverage multi-disciplinary System Integration and Test expertise to:
Develop high-level test and test infrastructure concepts
Define test plans and detailed test procedures (functional, performance, acceptance, qualification)
Execute test programs (dry runs, Test Readiness Reviews, formal execution, data processing & analysis, test data reporting)
Serve as system integrators and execute system validation activities
Minimum MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Applied Physics along with 3+ years of relevant experience or BS degree with 7 years of relevant work experience
Experience with the following: sensors, microelectronics, autonomous systems, system security engineering, mixed-signal electronics, communication protocols, embedded firmware
Experience designing, documenting, and executing Development Tests, Acceptance Tests (ATP), Design Verification Tests (DVT), and Qualification Tests on embedded electro-mechanical systems
Experience integrating hardware and software components of complex systems
Experience working with commercial electronic test equipment (DMMs, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, etc.)
Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with cross-functional teams of engineers, management, and external stakeholders across all relevant disciplines
Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities and technologies
Experience with any of the following tests: Electrical Overstress (EOS), Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Accelerated Life Test (ALT), burn-in, latch-up, workmanship, ESD susceptibility, vibration, shock, pressure, temperature, and relative humidity
Experience interfacing with, operating, and troubleshooting environmental test equipment (rate tables, shakers, impact testers, thermal, humidity, and pressure chambers)
Experience automating and optimizing test infrastructure and processes
Familiarity with DOORS, LabView, MATLAB, and/or Python
- Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc