The Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) Airborne ISR Division of Leidos has an opening in Bridgewater, VA for a Flight Test Engineer. Assigned as the Flight Test Engineer (FTE) for multiple airborne programs, the FTE supports the Flight Test Lead by accomplishment of the tasks described below:
- Plans, coordinates, manages, and executes full spectrum flight tests on fixed wing aircraft.
- Prepare for flight tests by a review of applicable requirements and specification documentation.
- Develop flight test plans with mission relatable, requirements traceable, and intuitively testable metrics along with a scope and method to evaluate systems.
- Coordinate cross team, subcontractor, and customer personnel (pilots, sensor operators, data analysts, test observers, etc.) to support test execution.
- Execute flight test events.
- Provide on-site test management, data collection, briefing, debriefing, and configuration control.
- As required, fly and/or operate test systems and/or instrumentation during test events.
- Analyze test data and produce test reports that provide results, supporting data, conclusions, and recommendations based on the system's intended mission, stated requirements, and applicable specifications.
- Record system deficiencies or "squawks" discovered in the flight test program and monitor efforts toward correction.
- Support customer acceptance test procedures.
- MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SECRET CLEARANCE.
- MUST BE ABLE TO PASS FAA CLASS 2 FLIGHT PHYSICAL.
- Bachelors' degree from an accredited institution and minimum of 3 years of related flight test experience; degree can be substituted with minimum total of 5 years of flight test experience.
- Candidate must be able to travel throughout the U.S. to support flight tests and have the ability to obtain a passport or visa to travel internationally.
- Diverse test engineering experience with a variety of electronic or mechanical systems as well as experience working in an agile and fast paced environment.
- Organizational skills (scheduling, documentation, etc)
- Comfortable in the presentation of preflight mission briefings as well as program status briefs to customers and senior decision makers.
- Communication (written and verbal) along with interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office software products.
- Active Secret clearance.
- Aviation experience.
- Knowledge and experience of electro-optical sensors, radios, and radar.
- Familiarity with FAA airworthiness directives and Army regulations.