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Redwire is accelerating humanity’s expansion into space by delivering reliable, economical, and sustainable infrastructure for future generations. 

Deep Space Systems, a Redwire business unit, is accelerating humanity's expansion into space through specializing in manufacturer high-reliability satellite technologies, solutions, and products. These cutting-edge capabilities address cost and performance limitations that are helping to revolutionize spaceflight and are currently being utilized on missions with NASA, the Department of Defense, and several commercial space companies. 


We have a current opportunity for a Senior Test Engineer located at our facility in Littleton, CO.  In this role you will act as a technical lead with potential for overseeing multiple projects.  You will also design the test plans, hardware, scripts required to validate deliverable space-grade hardware.  You will perform the critical function of ensuring mission success by validating our hardware will work as intended in the extreme environmental conditions of outer space after a turbulent launch assent.  You will have the opportunity to work on projects of all sizes including such high-profile programs as the human-rated Orion program.


  • Devises testing plans, methods, and equipment to assure reliability of product in conjunction with product design and specifications
  • Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment
  • Leads engineering design review efforts
  • Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices
  • Provides test area and facility with parameters for testing and specifies tests to be performed
  • Provides technical expertise and support across multiple programs and technologies as needed
  • Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements
  • Responsible for testing all customer deliverable hardware and for special tests that cannot be performed in the test area
  • Consults with the development and/or requirements team to coordinate and test applications
  • Performs analysis, diagnostics, and preliminary evaluations of products
  • Develop testing procedures, including scripted testing automation
  • Develops test plans, scenarios, functional tests, regression tests, and dynamic tests
  • Implements the testing processes and ensures all test activities follow those processes
  • Produces reports on each test activity and tracks test metrics
  • Monitors for continual test process improvement through failure analysis, throughput analysis, yield analysis, and report to management periodically
  • Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative
  • Experienced with frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, and theories
  • Works fully autonomously and is responsible for own productivity and work prioritization
  • Career level with a complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment
  • Drives failure analysis efforts including all documentation, technical analysis, instruction, and customer interaction

Ideal Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with 8 years or MS with 5 years of experience (or equivalent) in Engineering discipline (Electrical, Embedded Systems, or Computer Science preferred) or related field
  • Professional experience in aerospace test engineering or related field
  • Ability to support testing outside of business hours including overnight and weekends on occasion

Desired Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Capable of communicating effectively with customers
  • Strong ability to debug and deduce digital design issues with use of lab tools such as bench supplies, scopes, and logic analyzers with no support from more senior engineers
  • Possesses strong leadership skills and a resiliently positive attitude
  • Basic MS Word & MS Excel competency (advanced MS Office & Office 365 skills a plus)
  • PCB design (circuit design and board layout)
  • Experience with and understanding of AS9100 industry standard practices
  • Experience with environmental testing
  • Basic scripting and automation skills
  • Failure analysis experience such as Ishikawa (fishbone), “5-Why”, etc.
  • Knowledge of optics and/or optical testing a plus
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles a plus

Grow with us as we innovate the next generation capabilities for a new era of space exploration!  We offer a highly competitive benefits package along with a commitment to our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, and Excellence. 

Salary Range

$100,000 to $130,000

How We Determine What We Pay (Compensation Philosophy)

Redwire determines pay for positions using local, national, and industry-specific survey data, for our locations throughout the US. We will evaluate external equity and the cost of labor/prevailing wage index, in the relative marketplace for jobs directly comparable to jobs within our company.

For new hires, we strive to make competitive offers allowing the new employee room for future growth.  Salaries will be based on the applicant’s level of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills. Additionally, we consider the external market rate, the amount we have budgeted internally, and internal equity within the company for the same position. An employee/candidate with a stronger skill set will receive higher pay.

Redwire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Redwire is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

All offers of employment at Redwire are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check and your ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.  Note that some positions will also require US citizenship or ability to obtain a security clearance due to requirements of a classified program.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR Click Here

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Redwire Space
United States, Littleton, CO
Posted 10 months ago
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