30+ days ago


Canoga Park, CA



Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world recognized leader in space and missile propulsion. We design and manufacture liquid, solid and hypersonic propulsion systems. This is an excellent opportunity to join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies.Visit for more information on Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an experienced SeniorTest Equipment Design Engineer to join our Avionics Engineering Test Equipment Design organization. This position will be located at our facility in Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) and will report to the Avionics Special Test Equipment (STE) Design Process Manager.

We are seeking a Senior Test Equipment Design Engineer whose area of expertise is electronics and automated test system design. Our automated test systems include those designed for testing power and digital electronics for space and defense applications; Units requiring automated test range from single-board computers, data acquisition boards, valve actuators to combustion and electric propulsion rocket engine controllers used in space-based applications. Automated test systems perform acceptance testing at the PWA (board) and unit (box) level.

In this role, you will initially support a defense program. In addition, you will perform an array of technical and project engineering related duties in support of a variety of Avionics STE design projects.

This current opening may be filled as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The person in this position will be responsible for hands-on test and test system design, as well as providing project management and leadership for less senior personnel. Working under limited general direction, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

70% - Hands-on design and design leadership of automated test system development projects (includes hardware, software and mechanical design). Included is the development of test system requirements and verification methodologies, resolution of anomalies occurring during integration and test of a test system, as well as during subsequent delivery and test system usage.

15% - Leading design teams of 2 or more people on automated test system development activities with cost and schedule accountability.

5% - Supporting test system proposals and bids.

10% - Travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne, customer and supplier sites for design reviews and technical interface meetings.


Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline and five (5) or more years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with scripting language such as C, C++ and/or proficient in the use of the National Instruments (NI) development suite (LabWindows/CVI, LabVIEW and TestStand).
  • Hands-on experience with Test Instrumentation such as Oscilloscopes, Multiplexers, Logic Analyzers, Data Acquisition systems, etc.
  • Proficiency in the:
    • Design of test consoles, test adapters, and/or test cables;
    • Integration of test hardware and test software;
    • Development of test equipment drawings;
    • Development of test system requirements and verification methodologies;
    • Development of test procedures;
    • Troubleshooting of equipment, circuit boards, cables, etc;
    • Resolution of anomalies occurring during integration and test of a test system, and also during subsequent delivery and test system usage.
  • Experience in prioritizing and completing several parallel efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and drive toward goals.
  • Self-motivated - willing to engage customers, partners, and suppliers to achieve results.
  • Possess process discipline, order, and attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to coordinate and collaborate with local/on-site teams, as well as teams at other sites.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

About the Company

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Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Aerospace and Defense