Operations Test Engineer (R0000209)

Houston, TX

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest, and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the Moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is a leading-edge space company. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our mission supporting NASA various space programs.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history. 

Intuitive Machines is seeking an Operations Tools Test Engineer to facilitate integrated systems testing for a developing multi-mission lunar architecture


  • Develop and execute test plans for integrated systems (Control Center, Voice Systems, Lunar Landers, Surface Vehicles, Communication Satellites, Ground Network, Simulator Operations) 

  • Aid in development of integration products including regulatory documentation, system architecture and design solutions as related to operations, interface definitions, mission timelines, and procedures  

  • Assist in real-time operations

Required Education/Experience/Skills


BS degree in science/engineering


  • 5+ years’ in an operations environment including support of associated ground systems 

  • Demonstrated cross-discipline support (e.g., software/hardware) to develop systems and associated test plans, along with execution of testing 

  • Spacecraft and/or ground system integration and testing 

  • Development and execution of both technical and team coordination procedures 

  • Experience with documentation and collaboration tools such as Confluence, Jira, MS Office (MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel)


Excellent verbal and written communication

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment 

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment 

  • Flexibility and creativity to seek, create, and utilize operations and systems engineering practices that suit a lean and agile lunar operations company without sacrificing technical excellence and integrity 

  • Ability to translate design information and technical documentation into functional test protocols, procedures, and mission sequences/timelines 

  • Familiarity with one or more programming languages and web tools (e.g., Python, HTML, Grafana)

Desired Skills

  • Support of real-time console operations for human or robotic spacecraft 

  • Familiarity with command & control architecture 

  • Cloud-based platform development

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Intuitive Machines is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.   However, due to restrictions imposed through contracts supporting the U.S. Government, some positions require U.S. citizenship. Candidates for certain positions may be required to obtain a U.S. government security clearance.