Senior Test Engineer - Combat Vehicles

in San Jose, CA

Senior Test Engineer - Combat Vehicles Job

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    San Jose, CA 95119, US

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Job Description Have you ever wanted to drive a tank and fire the gun? BAE Systems in hiring a senior level engineer to support field testing, as well as work in the technology integration lab and mechanical components lab for combat vehicle.

We are hiring a senior level engineering position at BAE Systems, Combat Mission Systems (CMS) in the Integration and Test organization in San Jose, CA. This is a hands-on and in person engineering position and includes traveling to support field tests. Veterans with applicable training/experience are highly encouraged to apply.

This position supports product development, integration and testing to verify requirements on tracked and wheeled military vehicle platforms including M2 BFV, M7 BFIST, M270 MLRS, ACV 1.1 and others. The broad variety of responsibilities and skills include: test requirements analysis, decomposition and test plan development; test environment design and set-up (including fixtures, control systems, monitoring tools and instrumentation); test execution; data analysis and troubleshooting with recommendations; and test reporting.

Vehicle (system) level testing includes software/hardware verification testing in a lab environment and field testing for vehicle performance, durability, navigation, targeting and weapon system testing. Component level testing includes engineering, development and qualification tests for vibration, shock, thermal, hydraulic, airflow, electrical, limit/ultimate loading and cyclic tests. Advanced skills to be developed include vibration and shock expertise, custom instrumentation setup, lab and on vehicle operational testing, data analysis and reporting.
This position supports a variety of tests conducted in the Vehicle Technology and Integration Lab (VTIL); at Camp Roberts, CA; and in the Mechanical Component Lab (MCL).
Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Typically a bachelor's degree in engineering and 4+ years relevant experience. We may consider additional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Core engineering background in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, or Aerospace or may consider strong mechanical background such as a combat vehicle mechanic.
  • Initiative and leadership.
  • Mechanical aptitude with hands-on abilities and strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Must work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to provide clear direction and guidance and/or execute on given direction from others.
  • Ability to travel for a month at a time.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • System or component level integration and testing experience including instrumentation and data acquisition setup, and data analysis.
  • Experience with CAN Bus and/or MIL-STD-1553 Bus, and familiarity with monitoring and analysis tools.
  • Test fixture design using CREO/Pro Engineer and/or other physical based modeling skills.
  • Advanced data processing, analysis, and presentation (MATLAB, VBA, etc).
  • Experience with Vibration, Shock, ESS and HALT testing skills and/or MIL-STD-810 Environmental Testing with programming and operations of electrodynamic shakers.
  • Training in spectral analysis relative to vibration testing, mechatronics skills, automotive design, or related test experience are preferred.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
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    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

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