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The Leidos Defense, Airborne Solutions Group currently has a dynamic career opportunity for a Ground & Flight Test Engineer in support of our Airborne Reconnaissance Low Enhanced (ARL-E) program, located in Aberdeen, MD. The ARL-E team is geo-graphically separated with primary duty locations that include Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD. ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet.
As the Ground & Flight Test Engineer, you will perform day-to-day execution of the Test and Evaluation program for an Airborne ISR (AISR) system, and participate as part of a multi-company team to develop, document, and execute a Test and Evaluation Program within this AISR program.
- Participate in test planning meetings
- Create test procedures to meet system performance requirements
- Execute test procedures
- Document test results
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
- An active DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret SCI clearance
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience allowed in lieu of a degree.
- Civilian and/or military experience with ISR programs and familiarity with Airborne operations
- Possess strong problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).
- Pass a Class II flight physical and altitude chamber test within 60 days from date of start.
- A minimum of 25% travel may be required to support training and test events at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges.
- Experience in formal testing and documentation to include Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), Limited User Test (LUT), and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
- Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms
- Understanding of Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) architecture
- Electro Optical, Infrared (EO/IR) sensor experience
- Full Motion Video (FMV) experience
- Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) sensor experience to include BIG GREEN, ACES-HY, and PeARL
- Communications Intelligence (COMINT) sensor experience to include PRISM and BANSHEE
- MX Series sensors (MX-15, MX-20)
- PRC radios/COMSEC
- Security + and/or Networking+
- Working knowledge of RedHat Linux, VMware, and ESXI
- LOS/BLOS data link systems
-Knowledge of formal Test and Evaluation plans, procedures, and the verification & validation (V&V) process to meet government requirements.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Testing and Quality Assurance
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 33,000 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.
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