Senior Test Engineer

Engineering San Luis Obispo, California Huntsville, Alabama


WORK LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA  

SALARY RANGE: $95,000 - $135,000  

FLSA STATUS: Exempt   



The Senior Test Engineer works with engineers and other functions to ensure component, subsystem, and system/aircraft test is well planned and well executed. They are energetic in participating in projects to draw out test requirements early, ensuring test complexity is understood up front, and that testing objectives can be met by the allotted equipment and time. The Senior Test Engineer also works closely with personnel providing support to customers and operators, providing their expertise to diagnose and resolve issues in the field. The Senior Test Engineer leads small teams of mixed functions through test activities and takes ownership of those activities.  



The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties.     

  • Working with design and test requirements to generate test plans
  • Evaluates testing standards required for various efforts, and incorporates into plans
  • Leads the conduct of test and coordinates other personnel to accomplish test goals.
  • Provides detailed and helpful feedback, both formal and informal, to design activities
  • Assists all functions in resolution of issues
  • Communicates plans and status vs. plans to leadership



The following are a non-exhaustive list of qualifications for the position:  

  • B.S. in a flight/UAV related engineering field (Aerospace, Mechanical, or similar)
  • At least 4 years experience in conducting formal test at the component, subsystem, and system level 
  • At least 2 years experience in conducting test of aircraft/UAVs 
  • Experience generating formal test plans and reports 
  • Test Planning
  • Test setup and field equipment deployment, including remote locations
  • Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting 
  • Working cooperatively with a team 
  • Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel) 



  • Experience generating formal test plans and reports in government format(s)
  • Experience generating test plans based on formal requirements documents
  • UAV operation 
  • Radio Control or other flight skills 



  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan


Hiring Requirements  

If an offer of employment offer is extended, applicant must have the ability to pass a background check and the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results.  


Clearance Requirements  

This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status.  


Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Edge Autonomy is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected]  

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.