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Job #: R-00007023
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
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:

The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Mission Equipment Package (MEP) Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) Division of the Defense group of Leidos has an opportunity for an UAS Test Engineer with U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) engineering experience to provide technical problem solving for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) and Gray Eagle Modeling, Navigation and Integration (GEMNI) programs. This position will be located in our Huntsville, Alabama offices.

Member of an Engineering Team supporting UAS systems that includes software, datalinks, avionics, payloads and a full spectrum of functional engineering activities including integration, testing, and process management. Engineering activities include test plan development and execution; and all associated documentation.

The candidate will coordinate activities to accomplish assigned tasks and will be responsible for leadership activities as required. Standard engineering methodologies, processes and tools will be used to accomplish problem solving, solution design, integration and test preparation, risk assessment and mitigation planning, and related activities. Functional areas including requirements analysis, implementation planning, and subcontractor coordination, integration & test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment will be required. The candidate will be required to interface with internal personnel to identify required activities, perform collaborative planning, review deliverables, and resolve issues. Candidate selected is expected to travel up to 25%.

The individual will have a strong background in the UAS field to include the ability to integrate, troubleshoot, and test hardware and software. The selected candidate will have previous UAS engineering experience and/or relevant experience in a related field.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Act as a test engineer for all facets of the US Army RQ-7Bv2 Shadow TUAS program.
  • Experience engineering, integration and support of UAS to the US Army
  • Participates in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications required to support the contract(s).
  • Performs task decomposition using test engineering methodology to derive requirements and create robust test plans.
  • Develops criteria for key test points and formal Acceptance Test Plans (ATPs)
  • Identifies engineering issues and provides leadership in developing solutions.
  • Troubleshooting, testing, and documentation of UAS engineering tasks
  • Maintains and updates Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
  • Develops and transforms low/high-level design artifacts into test criteria.
  • Develops and maintain engineering documentation.
  • Coordinates and communicates with US Army UAS stakeholders, end users, and internal & external customer and leadership
  • Coordinates directly with US Army Airworthiness Engineering Directorate (AED) for flight test plan development

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below

  • Bachelor in Science in engineering and 8-12 years or prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing a complex weapons system including technology processes and projects.
  • Experience coordinating with Third-Party Hardware and Software Vendors for successful systems integration and testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex system problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of test and integration activities.
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)
  • Demonstrate previous success working in a team based environment to meet objectives.
  • Experience developing test requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, and presentation skills.
  • Active Secret clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

  • Masters in Science
  • Experience in the development of proposals and capture management
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of multiple engineering disciplines (Integration, Software, Aero, , Avionics, etc.)
  • Report and/or technical writing skills
  • Development Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for new opportunities


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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