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Electrical Engineering DVT and Support Engineer

Terran Orbital
Irvine, CA
  • Expired: July 06, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking a(n) motivated and experienced Electrical Engineering DVT & Support Engineer at our Irvine, CA location. As an Electrical Engineering DVT & Support Engineer, the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative spacecraft solutions for internal and external customers.


  • Conduct PCBA/Module Level design validation (Operation, Characterization and Performance) to specification.
  • Responsible for documentation of test plan and test reports.
  • Develop and execute Design Verification Test plans and procedures for new and revised designs.
  • Assemble / Define evaluation (Harnesses, equipment, etc.) requirements for DVT.
  • Troubleshoot the system failures encountered during DVT and analyze root cause for the failures (hardware and software).
  • Work with development team to aid fixing the failures encountered during system DVT.
  • Review design documents (Schematics, requirements, hardware description document) as well as system documents to aid troubleshooting during system DVT.
  • Conduct Design verification test (DVT) to assure full coverage.
  • Document setup and equipment used.
  • Document failures.
  • DVT Results data collection and report creation.
  • Conduct formal DVT Results review for approval.
  • Evaluation and validation of design changes (Hardware, component, firmware, etc.). Perform Verification and Validation of electrical components for hardware changes based on technical and functional requirements.
  • Provide sustaining engineering support to production group as needed for product support.
  • Support development of test fixtures and tools for use.
  • Work with AIT Engineers to implement automation of test procedures.
  • Support and set up new product introductions.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • 5+ years of experience of testing and debugging embedded hardware development experience (Aerospace-specific experience is preferred)
  • Knowledge of common data bus peripherals (I2C, SPI, UART, USB, Ethernet).
  • Competency with standard test equipment: oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, logic analyzer.
  • Ability to rework circuit boards with surface mount technology.
  • A working knowledge of hardware and system debug practices.
  • Experience with debugging and evaluation of system failures.
  • Ability to read schematics and be able to relate it to the PCB Design.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Energy and passion to invent and create new solutions, challenge the status quo and drive positive change
  • Ability and willingness to go above and beyond one's comfort zone when it comes to learning about other technologies and applications.


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.


Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of small satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers.

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Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Terran Orbital


Irvine, CA
92713 USA



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