I’m excited to announce my promotion to Validation Manager! I’ve lead teams in a technical capacity many times over my 16-year career, but this is the first time I have HR management responsibilities.
My team and I are the sole software validation team within Spaceflight Industries. We’re responsible for the end-to-end testing of our entire software stack: from the web interface customers use to task and purchase satellite imagery, to the ground-station software that operators use to communicate and task satellites, to the flight software running on the satellites in orbit.1 One of our missions is creating and implementing software validation practices across the entire company.
I’m very fortunate that my direct reports, whom I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with over the past three months, are rock stars. I fully expect the bulk of my “manager” duties to be protecting them and giving them space to work.
Oh, and did I mention we’re hiring? I’m looking for a strong SDET with embedded experience to work with our satellite flight software team. Have a strong test background? Feel at home in a Linux terminal? Have experience with C? Like to play with hardware? Excited about SPACE? Contact me!2
1 I like to joke that “we prevent your satellite from becoming a meteor!”.
2 Unless you work for DellEMC, because this is NOT a solicitation of any kind for you.
2 thoughts on “Promotion: Validation Manager”
I cannot believe the levels of temptation I am experiencing. Satellite software testing was going to be my first post-university position (for TRW, in LA) but then Kendra got off the wait list at Duke and we ended up in RTP. Oh my.
Seattle is amazing and you’d love the team… and SPACE! (tempt, tempt, tempt).