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Flight/Test Systems Engineer III

Addison, TX 75001

Posted: 10/12/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Core Technologies - FTE Job Number: 27920

Job Description

Position Title: Flight/Test Systems Engineer III

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire Flight/Test Systems Engineer III opportunity located in Addison, TX.  

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop instrumentation, control, and telemetry systems for flight demonstrator vehicles
  • Establish, document, and maintain streamlined mission-critical software
  • Coordinate with responsible parties to define system, test, and data requirements, and establish criteria for verification
  • Contribute to the development of test/flight readiness, and data reviews 
  • Fulfill discipline-specific console operation for test and flight missions
  • Ensure safe and effective conduct of ground and flight test missions, and help identify potential safety or operational concerns
  • Work closely with technicians and responsible engineers to ensure products meet requirements and schedules are kept
  • Collaborate with responsible parties to resolve technical issues

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar technical foundation
  • Experience in data acquisition, control systems, and instrumentation
  • Experience with high power amateur or university-level rocketry
  • Ability to systematically troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote)
  • Strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced R&D environment
  • Ability to effectively leverage COTS and consumer-grade hardware for novel applications
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships
  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar technical foundation
  • Understanding of National Instruments data acquisition systems and development environments
  • Experience with sounding rocket or ground-launched missile systems
  • Proficiency in MATLAB for the purpose of data post-processing and analysis  
  • Experience as a flight test engineer or control room engineer on a test program
  • Experience with launch vehicle or aircraft requirement verification
  • Active or Previous Security Clearance

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Addison, TX
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.


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