Engineer, Subscriber Equipment Integration & Test

Iridium Satellite LLC - Chandler, AZ

Company Overview
Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government and relief agencies with “on-the-move” availability. Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency. With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium delivers the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM - the most versatile global broadband service that satisifies the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea or air. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities
Iridium seeks an engineer to contribute to the research, development, testing, and sustaining engineering activities of the Iridium services and subscriber equipment technology sector. Education or demonstrated work experience in engineering practices, software/hardware testing, and leadership is necessary for success in this position. The ideal candidate will be responsible for verifying the reliability and robustness of Iridium products and communication services, interested in the long-term success of their work, and highly self-reliant.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with software, hardware, and system development engineers
Research and implement hardware upgrades of lab infrastructure and test systems
Integrate, maintain and operate subscriber equipment, lab hardware and software systems
Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of automated test system software
Identify test, programmatic and services implementation risks
Assist in the mitigation of risks and/issues identified
Decompose requirements into verifiable test objectives
Develop and maintain test plans and procedures
Develop, maintain and execute test scripts for feature, defect, and regression testing
Analyze test results, generate and present reports based on test execution and analysis
Recreate and isolate reported software and/or hardware defects using test infrastructure and document non-compliances
Update and maintain technical product documentation
Collaborate with team members across various functional disciplines to ensure high product quality
Mount antennas into RF Anechoic Chamber and follow test procedure to produce TX and RX antenna patterns and performance measurements
Exposure to laboratory test equipment (spectrum analyzers, power meters, network analyzers, signal generator, programable power supply, oscilloscope, handheld multimeters, protocol analyzers, etc.)

Job Requirements:
Demonstrated systems troubleshooting experience
Demonstrated systems integration experience
Demonstrated understanding of software production
Expertise with Windows, Linux and/or Unix operating systems extremely beneficial
Expertise with the Microsoft Excel, Excel macro programing and Visual Basic programming in Excel
Knowledgeable with databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and/or SQL Server
Strong written communication skills
Results driven with strong sense of ownership
Ability to work well both independently and in team structures

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds
Must be able to climb an 18-foot ladder and be able to work occasionally on the roof of a building
Must be able to grip and use hand tools, including but not limited to: wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, etc.
Ability to use a soldering iron is beneficial but not required
Must be able to occasionally work outside, in typical Arizona weather, year-round
Must be able to work in frequently stressful situations necessary to perform the job
Experience & Education Requirements / EEO
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred) or related technical field experience
Minimum 2 years directly related experience
Experience developing software in C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Visual Basic and/or other computer languages
Interest in test automation systems development
Interest in providing high quality, cost effective system integration, test and support services
Expertise with Microsoft Windows and Office product suites
Willing and able to travel up to 15 days annually
Willing and able to be on-call to support operational issues
Written and spoken proficiency in English is required
U.S citizenship required
Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.