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Test Engineer

El Segundo, CA

As a Test Engineer you will own all aspects of spacecraft systems testing while working closely with a fast-paced, agile team. Impulse is building an exceptional team and this position is a growth opportunity open to high performers of any experience level above the basic qualifications.


  • Own all aspects of spacecraft systems test programs
  • Design and build fluid, mechanical and electrical systems in support of multiple test stands and test articles
  • Create test plans, procedures and approaches that meet all objectives in a cost-efficient manner
  • Conduct propulsion, structural, and avionics test operations
  • Perform test setup, hardware inspections, leak checks and troubleshooting as needed
  • Use NI LabVIEW tools and create custom software in support of test operations
  • Resolve technical issues with innovative and resourceful solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in hardware development testing
  • Able to create and clearly communicate fluid P&IDs, electrical and controls schematics
  • Hands-on experience with basic industry test equipment and instrumentation such as valves, regulators, actuators, power supplies, pressure sensors and thermocouples.
  • Able to identify and procure appropriate test equipment
  • Proficient with basic principles of data acquisition and control
  • Demonstrated ability of taking project ownership and working well in small teams

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering with emphasis on laboratory and/or practical applications
  • Prior experience in aerospace testing and/or vacuum systems
  • Proficient with LabVIEW
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Flexible schedule and willing to travel as needed
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