Virgin Galactic

  • Avionics Software Test Engineer

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Engineering
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Who we are

    Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization.

    Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values

    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

    Your Mission

    TSC is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Software Test Engineer to join our Avionics Team. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of experience testing safety-critical software in aerospace or similar field. We are looking for someone who can improve and automate existing tests, as well as create new test environments for future software applications.




    • Experience with software verification under DO-178 guidance
    • Experience with component and system-level testing
    • Experience developing test benches
    • Experience documenting wiring schematics
    • Experience with LabVIEW and National Instruments test hardware
    • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
    • Experience with HWIL simulations and test environments
    • Ability to troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical systems
    • Experience with the Atlassian software project management suite including JIRA, Stash, Confluence, and Crucible



    • Testing of Avionics software and LRUs
    • Development of test equipment hardware and software
    • Writing verification and testing reports
    • Documenting design issues and working with engineering teams to resolve
    • Support requirements development
    • Support system-level troubleshooting

    What you bring

    Educational Requirements:

    Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or technical discipline from an accredited university


    Professional Requirements:

    • 4 or more years of relevant integration and testing experience in aerospace or similar field
    • Experience with embedded system hardware and software
    • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills
    • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)


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