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Job #: R-00005156
Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced USAF Mobility Pilot to serve as a subject matter expert in the role of Test Engineer working with an integrated mission planning development team at Eglin AFB, FL.

This position will provide OJT, combined with annual educational opportunities to elevate your skills and experiences in your development as a Test Engineer. You will be part of a diverse team of operational SME's, software engineers and security test engineers whose role is to provide support to mission planning developers and program managers in bringing the highest quality mission planning software to the warfighter. The enterprise is embracing leading edge methodologies for Agile and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Primary Responsibilities:

We are seeking a self-starter that likes taking on challenges and being a leader with engineering solutions; a person that collaborates well in teams and likes to work toward consensus within each team.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Integration, Verification, Validation, and Evaluation Tester for Mobility Mission Planning software development.
  • Evaluate component level and system level planning capabilities; develop and coordinate operationally relevant test strategies; execute and report on evaluation activities
  • Create Technical Requirements Backlogs, Statements of Work, Contract Data Requirements Lists and other documentation in support of new Mission Planning Delivery Orders.
  • Coordinate with enterprise stakeholders to prioritize product backlogs for sprints and releases.
  • Generating Mission Threads, Use Cases and requirements packages as applicable and managing those requirements and their traceability. Identify and manage internal and external dependencies.
  • Analyze software development technical metrics, report results and recommend corrective actions.
  • Ensure that approved Mission Planning processes are utilized. Understanding and leveraging an Enterprise Product approach to identify requirements that represent a gap in capabilities and opportunities for reuse. Report the technical status of product development to the key stakeholders.
  • Evaluate technical proposals, operational text execution and other technical data items, to include architecture, requirements documents, designs, test plans/reports, and process descriptions.
  • Representing the Government customer as Product Management (with content authority for the Program Backlog), responsible for identifying Customer needs, prioritizing Features, guiding the work through the Program Kanban and developing the program Vision and Roadmap consistent with the Solution Intent and Context. Collaborate to ensure appropriate value is being provided via working software and products (including documentation). Attend Product Owner Scrum meetings and participate in Program Increment (PI) planning events. Also, support the Engineering role as an individual or part of a small team that defines a shared technical and architectural vision for the System/Solution under development. Participate in determining the system, subsystems, and interfaces, validate technology assumptions and evaluate alternatives while working closely with the Agile Release Train (ARTs) and Solution Train.


Basic Qualifications:
  • A current DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 8-12 years of relevant experience including extensive military operational flight experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of fundamental systems engineering concepts and abity in applying these concepts to software-intensive systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with customer representatives, domain experts, and other systems engineers in the development of complex software systems.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).


Preferred Qualifications :
  • Experience/Familiarization with mobility weapon system operations and planning to include C-5, C-17, C-130, KC-10, KC-135, and/or KC-46 strongly desired.
  • Experience/Familiarization with military aviation Mission Planning systems (JMPS or PFPS).
  • Experience with software testing.
  • Experience with requirements management processes and tools to include Jama Software.
  • Experience with software systems integration, Agile Software Development, Scaled Agile Framework and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model-Integrated (CMMI) processes.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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