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Avionic Test Engineer

Job ID: R0100521 Location: Torino, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Full time, Fixed Term / Temporary
Acteur spatial mondialement reconnu dans les domaines des télécommunications, de la navigation, de l’observation de la terre, de l’exploration et de la réalisation d’infrastructures orbitales, Thales Alenia Space est une Joint-Venture entre les groupes Thales (67%) et Leonardo (33%).

About us

The department of Electrical and Functional Assembly, Integration and Test is responsible of integration and testing at subsystem and system level with full functional validation of the whole spacecraft, on Avionic Test Bench and on Flight Models, typical of scientific/unique spacecraft.

Being a new development this  would encompass the full testing of electrical interfaces between units and external environment (e.g. RF communication) in order to validate performance vs requirements and standards as well as the complete Functional Chain Validation (including closed-loop testing on AOCS and Mission Sequence Tests).

For this department we are looking for:

Avionic Test Engineer for scientific spacecraft

About the job

In this role You will be in charge of validation of the spacecraft  avionic interfaces both on ATB and Flight Model.

It is your duty to evaluate and negotiate the test requirements and contribute to their finalization, working with Engineering and SubCo, then define, prepare, execute the tests and evaluate the results.

Contribute and participate to relevant life-cycle review (PDR, CDR, TRR, DRB, as per ESA standards).

Contribute to technical requirements for Avionic SCOE’s specification to ensure the availability of proper test execution means.

Validate the fulfillment of all Customer electrical requirements, including relevant standards (e.g. 1553b, SpaceWire) and demonstrate that they are met with the design margins.

Contribute to and supervise all spacecraft interfaces-related tests  (e.g. data busses, C&C Ifs, P/L interfaces, Telemetry and Telecommand, sensors, actuators).

Participate to system test definition and execution, with specific responsibility for conducted EMC tests definition and evaluation.

Support and conduct all relevant troubleshooting and analysis in case of anomalies.

This is a permanent  job.

The working site is Torino, but Your support can be required abroad during the external test campaign phases (up to two years) .

Working on shift 24h/7d across the full week may  be required on the basis of program AIT  schedule.

About You

Education and experience

You have a Master Degree in Electronic, with explicit focus on circuital design and test, C&C architectures, data communication and relevant protocols (e.g. CCSDS, ECSS P.U.S, SpaceWire, etc.)  and measurements  techniques.

You have a fluent English (C1 and above certification).

You have at least 2 years of experience in similar job.

Skills and knowledge

You have a deep and practical knowledge of test instrumentation from oscilloscopes to VNA

You have a demonstrable knowledge of:

  • Electronic Measurement theory, application and performance evaluation.
  • Design and operation of dedicated test system
  • Data Communication protocols
  • It is considered a plus an in-depth knowledge of spacecraft communication protocols.

Personal ability

  • Organized and methodical approach to the work with strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, to work autonomously or in team
  • Strong attitude to achieve results within time and cost constraints
  • Problem solving attitude

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Torino, Italy

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