Test Engineer at Epsilon3 (S21)
The OS for spacecraft and complex operations
Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Epsilon3

Epsilon3 is the OS for spacecraft and complex operations. We are a small growing team of engineers formerly from SpaceX, Google, and Stanford. Our team worked firsthand on over 100 launches, including training and coordinating operations for multiple astronauts who successfully traveled to space and back. We are taking everything we learned and building software to make testing and operations as efficient, error-free, and enjoyable as possible.

About the role

Epsilon3 is the OS for spacecraft and complex operations. We are an experienced team of engineering and design leaders from SpaceX, Google, Northrop, and Stanford. Our team worked firsthand on over 100 launches, including training and coordinating operations for multiple astronauts who successfully traveled to space and back. Epsilon3 is the result of decades of learning and delivers on the promise of making testing and operations as efficient, error-free, and enjoyable as possible. We are backed by Y Combinator and other world-class investors.

We are looking for Test Engineers to join our team who are passionate about shipping reliable software for the space industry and beyond. You will be responsible for ensuring we are building performant and reliable software that delights and supports our customers.

Responsibilities

  • Test and certify our web-based operational dashboards, electronic procedure tools, and suite of specialized software solutions to support various space missions
  • Build manual and automated tests
  • Organize and run recurring regression, security, design, and accessibility testing
  • Join and actively participate in customer discovery calls and technical demonstrations
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability, and scalability of software systems
  • Oversee software QA and user testing
  • Sign off on new releases and deployments
  • Assess third-party and open source software and develop integrations
  • Contribute to the growth and refinement of our engineering culture, processes, and tools

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience
  • 3+ years of experience developing test and quality assurance automation software
  • Strong foundation in computer science concepts (algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, design, testing, etc.)
  • Passion for efficiency tools
  • Excitement around our industry (Spacecraft, Launch Vehicles, Transportation, etc.)
  • Good communicator with outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English (additional languages are a plus)
  • Self-starter and able to navigate ambiguity and assess rapidly evolving priorities
  • Strong team player with great communication skills and collaborative work ethic
  • Love of learning (technical and otherwise)
  • US Citizenship and/or Permanent Residency (future security clearance may be required)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, other technical related field
  • Experience with Automation Frameworks/Testing, Integration Testing, Continuous Integration, and Test Design
  • Deep knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases and debugging
  • Passionate about tooling with strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in fast-growing tech startups is a plus
Technology

We are looking for great engineers to join our team who are passionate about space and building scalable, reliable software quickly. You will be responsible for creating delightful user experiences that solve very complex problems. We are currently using technologies such as React, CouchDB, AWS GovCloud, and Python, and we expect our stack will evolve rapidly over time as we hone our solutions and approach.

This is an exciting role in a fast-growing company. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience designing and implementing software systems from requirements to production and deployment.

Some of the technical challenges we’re undertaking:

  • Real-time synchronization of data and user interfaces across earth and space
  • Visualization of many complex data fields
  • Integration of multiple high-bandwidth data streams for real-time processing and display
  • Multiple deployment environments including cloud and on-premises
  • Mission-critical security and reliability requirements
  • Supporting complex workflows and detailed tracking while also maintaining simplicity and delightfulness of user experience
Interview Process

The interview process starts off with a 45 minute, 1:1, technical interview with an engineer on our team. You’ll run through some coding exercises and CS fundamentals, learn more about the product and current tools used, plus get a quick overview of the day-to-day at Epsilon3. The second step will be additional 45 minute, 1:1 interviews with our co-founders and additional members of our engineering team. These interviews will focus on culture fit as well as technical skills. We like to keep our interview process short and sweet as we know time is valuable. After the second round of interviews, we'll be at the offer stage!

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