Test Engineer

Syracuse, New York, United States (USA), Thales Alenia Space [R0103195]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Thales is seeking an IVVQ Test Engineer to join our team in Syracuse, NY. The Digital Aviation Solution (DAS) (Thales USA) team is currently expanding its team to address the integration challenge of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system. UAS Traffic Management (UTM) is changing aviation and Thales is seeking qualified integration, verification, validation and qualification (IVVQ) test engineers with background in complex systems design including surveillance and / or command and control communications (C2) expertise. The team has identified an urgent need to grow its systems engineering team capabilities by adding qualified technical engineers in the Syracuse, NY, office. Thales provides mission critical services to airlines, airports, and air navigation service providers around the world. Thales has created a new software as a service (SaaS) model aimed at improving aeronautical operations by leveraging cloud-based technologies (machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.). The provision of capabilities for enabling safe and efficient operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – also called UAS Traffic Management (UTM) – is a growing market need and one application targeted by this new product.


Thales is seeking outstanding engineering professionals to assist with the development and deployment of this breakthrough capability. The IVVQ position will be required to work with internal and external subcontracting resources and maintain productivity in a fast paced, agile development environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deploy, configure, verify, and validate the software system
  • Support operations and maintenance of the software system
  • Work with software teams to validate requirements and detect bugs / defects in our software solutions and run formal test events for the customer organization
  • Contribute to the writing of Software User Manual, Verification and Validation Plan, and test procedures
  • Create test summaries / reports
  • Conduct both scripted and exploratory testing
  • Work in an agile development cycle using JIRA


This person must possess good written and verbal communications skills, be able to operate in a dynamic team environment, adapt to changing requirements and, most importantly, possess experience in the test and integration of software solutions that are primarily cloud based (Azure and/or AWS).

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 1 – 5 years of experience in test engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with local/remote employees in a multicultural team
  • Excellent organizational skills and work ethic
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving mentality

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in one of the aforementioned fields
  • Experience in air traffic management, aviation is preferred
  • Cloud environment knowledge (Azure minimum)
  • Redhat Linux OS experience
  • Shell Scripting (preferably Python and BASH)
  • Programming in JAVA, JavaScript

Special Position Requirements:

  • Expected travel up to 10% annually

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