Iridium Satellite

Engineer II, Gateway Integration & Test

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2635
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:


Iridium is seeking an exceptional engineer to contribute to the research, development, testing, and sustaining engineering activities of the Iridium services and ground communications infrastructure. Education or demonstrated work experience in engineering practices and software/hardware testing, as well as a desire to build leadership skills is necessary for success in this position. The ideal candidate will assist in verifying the reliability and robustness of Iridium products and communication services, have a vested interest in the long-term success of their work with a keen desire to learn, and be highly self-reliant.

  • Work collaboratively with software, hardware, and system development engineers
  • Integrate, maintain and operate gateway hardware, lab hardware and software systems
  • Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of automated test system software
  • Assist in recreating and isolating reported software and/or hardware defects using test infrastructure and document non-compliances
  • Collaborate with team to identify test, programmatic, and services implementation risks
  • Assist in the mitigation of risks and issues identified
  • Research and implement hardware upgrades of ground infrastructure and test systems
  • Assist in maintaining configuration management of the test automation software and scripts
  • Assist in decomposing requirements into verifiable test objectives
  • Develop and maintain test plans and procedures
  • Develop, maintain, and execute test scripts for feature, defect and regression testing
  • Generate and present reports based on test execution and analysis
  • Assist in conducting on-site customer acceptance tests
  • Assist with updating and maintaining technical product documentation
  • Collaborate with team members across various functional disciplines to ensure high product quality

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • 2 + years of relevant experience in test automation and systems development
  • An interest in providing high quality, cost effective system integration, test, and support services
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Windows and Office product suite
  • Strong communication skills, particularly with writing, with the ability to communicate key messages and ideas clearly and effectively
  • The motivation to achieve outcomes and results
  • An eagerness to identify areas for continuous innovation, adding value, and reducing cycle time and costs
  • The motivation to continuously learn, develop professionally, and share knowledge with others
  • The ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with your manager and members of your team, while being open and responsive to constructive feedback as they guide and mentor you
  • The ability to think outside the box to help solve problems, with the humility to ask for help when needed
  • The adaptability to work in a dynamic environment and a readiness to take on any new tasks that may be handed to you
  • The capability to handle multiple tasks at once and complete them on time with minimal errors

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or more than two years of related technical field experience
  • General experience and/or knowledge of various software languages including Python, C, C++, C#, Java, etc.

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Previous exposure via college courses or internship to the following skills are a plus:
    • Software management tools (JIRA and/or Bamboo)
    • High-availability software and hardware systems
    • Machine virtualization, specifically VMware Desktop and ESXi
    • Databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and/or SQL Server
    • Systems troubleshooting approaches and methodologies
    • Systems integration
    • Agile software development process
    • Laboratory test equipment (network analyzers, state machine driven traffic simulators, protocol analyzers, etc.)

We’ll also need you to:

  • Be willing and able to travel up to 15 days annually
  • Be willing and able to be on-call to support operational issues
  • Be a U.S. citizen (due to ITAR restrictions)


Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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