Electrical Systems AIT Engineer

  • Job Location: Stevenage, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Posted: 25/11/2021


•Current hands-on experience of writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft tests from the Central Checkout System (CCS). Knowledge of Elisa and/or Open Center would be an advantage.
•Knowledge of UDMS scripting would be an advantage.
•Spacecraft systems and subsystem technical knowledge and awareness, e.g. Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standard, Data Bus Communications – 1553, Spacewire, RF system, Power systems, batteries, Solar Arrays, Thermal Control, heaters, thermostats and FDIR.
•Experience in testing of flight instrument (radar in this case) at spacecraft system level.
•Ability to interface with a remote instrument test team during preparation of spacecraft level instrument integration and test.
•Spacecraft electrical system knowledge
•Awareness of ‘cleanroom’ disciplines.
•Willing to support shifts if required. (Potentially travel to Europe for test campaign).
•Electrical/Spacecraft Systems fault investigation and test sequence debug.
•Preparing test procedure and sequences from test specifications, writing test reports and supporting test and non-conformance reviews.
•Competent in the use of various test equipment used for electrical measurements, e.g. DMM, oscilloscope, current probes, Data acquisition unit, data bus monitors (1553 MilBus probes/analysers).


•Experience of electrical integration of equipment on a spacecraft.
•Working knowledge of TMTC Databases.
•Writing test sequences/scripts for execution of spacecraft systems tests including FDIR from the Central Checkout System (CCS).
•Experience of environmental and launch test campaigns.
•Familiar with the Windows and Linux operating systems.
•Programming and scripting languages, in particularly writing and debugging Linux/Unix bash scripts is an advantage. Knowledge of a programming language such as C, Java, python, TCL, VBA

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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