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Sr. Software Engineer (Python, Technical Lead, Development in Lab Environment) in Torrance, CA
Python, Software Development, Tech Lead
Location: California
Job Function: Software Development
Date Of Job Posting: 11-30-2020
Sr. Software Engineer (Python, Technical Lead, Development in Lab Environment) in Torrance, CA
Position: Sr. Software Engineer (Python, Technical Lead, Development in Lab Environment)
Location: Torrance, CA
Duration: Full-Time ONSITE position (no contracts, no corp to corp, no remote)
Salary: Excellent Compensation with benefits + 401K + Interview Travel + possible relocation
SKILLS: Software Development, Technical Lead, Python, Development in Lab Environment, Labview, dSpace, Software Debugging, Lab Environment, Automated Test Stands, Aerospace Industry
Must Have:
Python Experience must be in a lab environment. This is a very hands-on mechanical test lab environment.


We have an Immediate need for a Senior Software Engineer with Python experience to be part of the team in our Engineering Test Lab. In this role, you will develop software for automated test stands to test the systems. This includes designing, coding, debugging, and documenting software. You will spend time in our development test lab where you will observe and interact with moving parts and components for test stand equipment. This position is located in Torrance, CA.

As a Sr. Software (Python) Engineer, you will:

  • Develop software for flight actuation system test stands
  • Deliver executable software that meets performance requirements, as demonstrated by validating and verifying the software per recognized standards.
  • Work independently and as part of a team of Software Engineers to troubleshoot test stand issues.
  • Document and update software deployed on automated test stands.
  • Deliver other software work products (documentation) that meets contractual requirements.
  • Perform project planning and oversight, and provide status reporting management during project execution.
  • On larger projects, lead a small team of other software engineers to accomplish a portion of the software development work, e.g., low-level design, code, or test.
  • Control software project cost through reporting of earned value management data, and reporting scope changes to project management.
  • Control software project schedule by making sure that critical dependencies on other groups are part of the project’s Master Schedule, and by being responsible for delivering software work products on time.
  • Aid in the ongoing improvement of internal process development standards by suggesting improvements, reporting metrics, and participating on Process Improvement Teams.

Minimum Qualifications to be considered are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of software development experience OR
  • Master’s Degree with 6+ years of software development experience
  • Must have Python experience

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Prefer that the Bachelor’s Degree is in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or other scientific discipline
  • Experience in a Lead Engineering role
  • Experience with automated Test Stands
  • Experience in a Test/Development Lab environment
  • Experience with dSpace and/or Labview software development / verification
  • Ability to integrate and debug software in a lab environment at the machine level
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Experience with verification and documentation of software deployed on automated test stands


  • Must have 8+ years of Python Software Development experience along with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.
  • Experience must be in a lab environment. This is a very hands-on mechanical test lab environment.
  • It will be helpful if candidate has flight industry experience (ie: aircraft, aerospace, aviation, aerial warfare, military surveillance)
  • dSpace experience highly desired, but not required.
  • LabVIEW experience desired, but not required.


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