Test Engineer II

Kent, WA

                                                                  **6 Month Contract**

                                                    (Conversion to FTE at end of contract)

Job Description

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling our vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will have primary responsibility for development and qualification test campaigns on various systems. You will own the planning and execution of individual component and assembly test campaigns on mechanical, actuated, hydraulic, cryogenic, and/or pneumatic systems from fabrication to delivery. You will author and maintain detailed test procedures, perform test readiness reviews and pre-test briefings, and conduct data reviews to verify the success of the test campaigns. You will work closely with design engineers to identify test requirements, with operations engineers to incorporate tests into the appropriate test stands, and with technicians to execute the procedures you author. You will identify the test fixtures, test support equipment, and data acquisition systems necessary to execute your testing scope and work with tooling and equipment designers as necessary to design and procure this hardware. You will drive efficiency gains in testing activities in order to increase testing throughput while maintaining a high standard of quality and prioritizing the safety of you and your teammates above all else. You will share in the team’s impact on manufacturing, testing, and delivering hardware.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or other relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience in testing and data analysis.
  • Strong work ethic with a high attention to detail and level of organization.
  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple test campaigns simultaneously.
  • Schedule development and management experience
  • Passion for our mission and vision: Millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

  • Local to Kent, WA


  • 7+ years of applicable industry experience (launch vehicles, satellites, aircraft, motorsports, oil & gas).
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in design, operation, testing, or production of pressurized (3000+ psi), cryogenic, actuated, and/or hydraulic systems.
  • Strong knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, actuators, servo-valves, seals, and fittings.
  • Experience with sensors and instrumentation (pressure transducers, accelerometers, etc.), data acquisition, and automation systems.
  • Familiarity with precision clean hardware and systems.
  • Experience with Environmental Testing (proof, leak, vibration, thermal, etc.) per SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data analysis, processing and reduction techniques.
  • Familiarity with ASME codes and local building standards.
  • Knowledge of inventory and tracking systems.
  • Experience with 3D CAD, data management, and configuration management.