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CRPS Test Engineer I & II

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

LASP is seeking a Test Engineer to support the delivery of space flight hardware primarily through development of supporting testing and requirements documentation. This role is part of the Systems Engineering Integration and Test Group within Systems Engineering Department. As a matrixed organization, this role works for the I&T Manager programmatically, and reports to the group supervisor organizationally.

You will participate in testing of the CLARREO Pathfinder payload, an Earth observing hyperspectral imager co-developed with a pointing platform, that will be mounted to the ISS. CLARREO is being designed, manufactured, and tested at LASP.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  1. Develop testing documentation, including plans, detailed procedures, and block diagrams.
  2. Support general integration and test activities, including setup of ground support equipment and console monitoring of testing telemetry.
  3. Comply with the necessary processes (configuration control, anomaly management, system safety, systems engineering management, risk management, etc.).
  4. Support verification activities, including the production and delivery of requirement verification reports.
  5. Participate in systems engineering team efforts as requested.

What You Should Know

  • Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is:

Level I - $71,000-$93,000

Level II - $86,000-$112,000

We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is available per institute guidelines. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • BS/BA or higher-level degree in engineering or applied sciences.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Team player, willing to contribute where needed to get the job done.
  • Ability to travel domestically (possibly 0-4 trips per year with addition travel required to support).

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience with writing test plan and procedure documentation.
  • Experience integrating and testing science instruments.
  • Experience with OASIS command and control software.
  • Experience working in cleanroom environments with ESD sensitive hardware.
  • Experience with configuration management, anomaly management, risk management, and system safety
  • Systems Engineering experience on NASA science missions (other relevant technical experience on NASA missions may be considered).
  • Understanding of the measurement principles of space-based scientific instruments, specifically spectrometers.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

This position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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