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System Test Engineer (New Graduate Program)

Irvine, CA

Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

System Test Engineer – New Graduate

Irvine, CA (Onsite)

Position Summary

Thales is looking for a System Test Engineer – New Graduate to be responsible for participating in planning and the efficient IVV execution for In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems, aircraft communication systems and supporting systems. He/she assures that the appropriate means and practices are applied to guarantee the adherence to defined requirements and quality standards with minimal wasted effort or inefficiencies.

In this position you will also be responsible for contributing to the test plan and reports, assuring that the scope of the IVV activities fully covers all aspects of the system under test, while taking all previous verification activities on comparable systems into account to optimize the test effort

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Contributes to the estimation, planning and execution of IVV activities.
  • Understands and can execute to the test strategy, plans and practices.
  • Contributes to the creation of test plans and reports.
  • Works to committed testing durations and identifies testing and project risks.
  • Identifies and tracks defects for the assigned testing scope.
  • Participate in Scrum Teams and upholds Agile values and principles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or technology with 0-2 years’ experience or Master’s degree in field with 0-2+ years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of Unix /Linux/ Android systems.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet networks.
  • Use of common defect management and tools (JIRA, ClearQuest).
  • Use of common requirements management and tools (JAMA) and Agile and other common tools (JIRA, VersionOne).
  • Experience with MS products such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint.

If you’re excited about working with Thales, but not meeting the requirements for this position, we encourage you to join our Talent Community!

Special Position Requirements

  • Schedule: Core Business Hours Monday-Friday
  • Travel: Willing to travel on occasion both domestically as well as internationally (up to 10%)
  • Regulatory Compliance Requirements: None.

What We Offer

The anticipated TTC range for this role is $86,675.40 - $160,968.60 USD Annual. The Company reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s status protected by local, state, or federal law.

Thales provides an extensive benefits program for all full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week and their eligible dependents, including the following:

  • Elective Health and Dental plans.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a company contribution and a match, and without vesting period.
  • Company paid holidays, vacation days, and paid sick leave.
  • Company provided Life Insurance.

Why Join Us?

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This position will require successfully completing a post-offer background check. Qualified candidates with [a] criminal history will be considered and are not automatically disqualified, consistent with federal law, state law, and local ordinances. Successful applicant must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements.

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please contact us at [email protected].

Graduates / Entry Level
North America

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