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Job #: R-00012154
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:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

As part of our company mission, we're dedicated to making the world a safer place. That starts with helping our customers in the Defense industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores our dedicated Defense Group scientists and engineers are solving critical challenges across the globe. Defense capabilities including enterprise and mission IT, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, operations support, logistics, and training serve a diverse set of customers including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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

Primary 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.
• Troubelshooting, 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
• Responsible for analysis, implementation planning, and subcontractor coordination, integration & test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment.
• Support the UAS systems that include; software, datalinks, avionics, payloads and a full spectrum of functional engineering activities including integration, testing, and process management.

Basic Qualifications
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
• Bachelor in Science and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or a Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Experience in 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.
• Experience diagnosing complex system problems and develop innovative solutions.
• Experience in participating 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)
• Experience working in a team-based environment to meet objectives.
• Experience developing test requirements.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills.
• Strong background in the UAS field to include the ability to integrate, troubleshoot, and test hardware and software.
• Active DoD Secret clearance.
• 25% CONUS travel required

Preferred Qualifications
• 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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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