Software Test Engineer
Turion Space
Irvine, CA US
Posted ago
Turion Space

As a test software engineer, you will have the unique opportunity to design and develop test systems for all the electronic hardware on our satellites. Not only does this mean you will be working on core components of the spacecraft such as flight computers, power converters, analog and digital circuit boards, and communication system units. You will be expected to create test solutions from the ground up, and your work will be the last line of defense before our vehicles get shipped out the door.

Compensation also includes 0.25-0.75% equity


  • Design test solutions for flight hardware consisting of both in-house developed avionics hardware as well as commercial off the shelf components
  • Develop modular, reusable test and automation software in Python and similar languages for manufacturing and engineering design verification
  • Write automation software to interact with units under test, test equipment, instrumentation, and production documentation systems
  • Develop custom automation solutions to engineering and manufacturing challenges using a combination of embedded electronics and innovative hardware
  • Work closely with and consistently provide feedback to responsible design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and test lab teams to drive design or infrastructure improvements to increase product reliability and yield
  • Define and implement project plans, manage milestones and hold reviews to assure reliable test systems are delivered to production



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or an engineering discipline with an emphasis in software engineering and electronics
  • 3+ years of experience with hardware development or test software development (significant academic projects, internships, and traditional professional experience all qualify)
  • 2+ years of programming experience using Python, LabVIEW, SQL, MATLAB, or Embedded C/C++


  • Strong software development and debugging skills
  • Demonstrated skills in test engineering
  • Demonstrated skills in object-oriented programming (Python)
  • Experience with code revision control tools such as GIT or svn
  • Experience writing code that controls external hardware and other equipment over USB, ethernet, RS232, RS422, CAN, SPI, and/or I2C
  • Experience with test equipment and measurement techniques such as Oscilloscopes, DMMs, DAQs, etc. to verify and validate electronic performance
  • Basic understanding of electronics with ability to read basic schematics to understand functionality
  • Experience optimizing code and developing unit tests
  • Extensive Knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems, VLANs, and network security
  • Experience with analyzing data sets for trends and quality measurements
  • Experience automating processes and testing to improve manufacturing yields and reduce production time
  • Experience developing application, test, or automation software in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience with RF test equipment including WiFi, Ku, Bluetooth, and GPS
  • Understanding and experience in environmental testing such as vibration, shock, thermal, burn-in, TVAC and EMI/EMC
  • Ability to design custom mechanical parts needed for test systems designs (such as fixtures and enclosures)
  • Electrical engineering skills to develop basic circuits for low voltage i/o control and data acquisition

$100,000 - $130,000
About Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. To achieve this goal Turion Space is building spacecraft for LEO to move things around in space, and gather SDA data when we're not. Turion Space aims to build the highest dV/$ space transport vehicles and is launching the DROID.001 mission in April 2023.

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