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Test Engineer full-time position in Irvine - LabVIEW developer

We are currently looking for a Test Set Engineer to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team in Irvine, CA. 


The Test Set Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of test program sets for automated and semi-automated test systems. They will be responsible for supporting fielded Ground support and Repair equipment’s hardware and software. The emphasis of this position will be in improving test efficiency and adding new capabilities to existing test resources in support of world-wide repair and production activities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Solution development
    • Analyze customer requirements
    • Design and develop new or modified test program sets to support repair activity
    • Improve test efficiency
    • Add new test capabilities to existing systems such as troubleshooting and fault isolation capabilities
    • Support worldwide repair stations as needed
    • Analyze existing capabilities and suggest improvements
    • Modify existing code to reduce test time
    • Troubleshoot test failures
    • Help to segregate failures between hardware and software and between the UUT and the test system
    • Asses cost/benefits of different test approaches
  • Communication:
    • Able to represent Thales when working with a customer on technical issues.
    • Presents ideas effectively to internal and external personnel
    • Can internally justify or explain the rationale for a process or technical change.
  • Able to clearly document ideas and technical knowledge.


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in test automation, or equivalent.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with Test Stand and/or LabVIEW programming.
  • Software development and experience using test instrumentation such as DMMs, Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Instrument driver development
  • Familiarity with  Ethernet, USB and RS232 protocols
  • Integration and testing of  program code in an ATE environment
  • Experience in board level testing using manual bench equipment or automated test equipment



At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!



Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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