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Job #: R-00007172
Location: Bridgewater, VA
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 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:

Primary Responsibilities
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Aviation experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of electro-optical sensors, radios, and radar.
  • Familiarity with FAA airworthiness directives and Army regulations.

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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