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Junior Test Engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA



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Skills: plc robotics Software automation testing twincat ethercat

Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!

Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven Junior Software Test Engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering!

After reading the below requirements and responsibilities, if you feel you are the perfect candidate, please email your Word formatted resume and cover letter (in the body of the email) that details how your experience and education are a perfect match for our requirements.

Disney is re-imagining its animatronic platform and developing multiple, robotic figures using a model-based software system. The robotic systems run on advanced, industrial standard PLCs using EtherCAT and CAN bus in the TwinCAT environment with Disney-developed robotic-animation and show-control libraries. This position will include testing both the library source code for the model-generating system and the operations models and UI tools of all generated robotic figures. The library source code is evolving daily with new features to be implemented on new robotics. All operations models must be custom-configured for the robotics and adjusted as hardware changes. Models may be unique or may be duplicated/cloned with minor adjustments. Accuracy and precision of motion, quick setup and testing, and thorough testing are all key. Automation is necessary, as well as "eyes-on" for the safety of moving parts.

Tasks can be expected in helping design, prototype, re-architect, and implement test environments for the multiple systems and in testing software and hardware. To include:

Comparing available test framework tools.
Implementing a testing structure or separated structures, based on determined needs.
Extracting and documenting library software requirements and robotic figure configurations.
Outlining and detailing Test Plans for the library source code.
Outlining and detailing Test Plans for the different robotic systems.
Writing/generating tests quickly within the 2-month Release schedule and iteratively within a continuous integration pipeline.
Linking requirements and hardware to tests to track code coverage.
Running tests and archiving products for repeated use, as needed.
Capturing, logging, and reporting test results.
Tracking new features and source code impacts to requirements and tests for minimized re-testing.

Candidate will be on the software testing and figure integration team and will interact with several teams across Disney Attraction Software, including library developers and the figure programmers, as well as robotics and hardware support teams and the technology and development operations support team.

Opportunities also exist for simulation development to help testing.

Preferred skills/experience: large-scale software and hardware testing, software automation, Structured Text, scripting languages, Python, MATLAB/Simulink, C#, TwinCAT, Visual Studio, gitlab, JIRA, Confluence, Agile development, Computer Science background with knowledge of robotics (motors, drives, encoders, etc.).

Red Canyon Engineering and Software: “Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own”

Red Canyon contracts with NASA, NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab), DoD, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Millennium Engineering & Integration, United Launch Alliance, Harris Inc., SAIC, Lewis & Fowler, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Raytheon among others. We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world and cutting-edge research and development. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.

Some of the programs we have previously or currently worked on include: Mars 98, Odyssey 01, Stardust, Genesis and Deep Impact, Mars Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Orion, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GOES-R, OSIRIS-REx, Maven, JUNO, Grail, and the MarsFlight and LunarSIM Simulation. We also work on classified programs.

Red Canyon’s home office is located in scenic Denver, Colorado, and our regional office is in historic downtown Titusville, Florida. We are a small company that maintains a flat organization to decrease our overhead and costs to our customers. Our number one focus is to solve some of the most complicated engineering problems humankind is facing.

We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.

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