SSDS Test Test Director

    • Wallops Island, VA

Job Description
BAE Systems is seeking experienced SSDS Test Director to be part of our dynamic technical team, located in Wallops Island, VA at the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC). The SCSC is located on a barrier island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and is a tenant of the NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. SCSC provides live combat systems suites with platform specific radars and sensors and supports the following functions: combat system lifetime support engineering, platform certification, operational and technical evaluation, combat system training, interoperability testing and participates in at-sea exercises. SCSC provides a high-fidelity representative combat system of every ship in the AEGIS, Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) fleet today and those planned in the future.

The selected candidate will:

Setup mission events utilizing a daily site element schedule
Coordinate the check-out and installation of computer programs and electronic data
Energize and initialize computers and combat system elements
Establish interface switch paths
Perform system checkout, and other site preparations necessary to ensure the readiness of the requested systems and equipment to support a successful mission event
Perform systematic take down at the completion of the mission event
Prepare and initiate comprehensive mission operations reports
Coordinate system level troubleshooting efforts
Function as the primary technical point of contact for SCSC mission customers
Promptly report to the Government the status of mission events, systems and equipment.

Required Skills and Education
Education and years of related/relevant skills required: High School/GED and at least 10 years experience on-board an SSDS Platform, with a minimum of 4 years (may be concurrent) leading a team of technical/tactical operators engaged in the employment of Surface Weapon Systems in the support of Surface, Subsurface, Air, Strike, C4I, and Ballistic Missile Defense warfare areas as part of the Combat Systems Training Team (CSTT).

Security clearance requirement: Eligible to obtain and maintain a final DoD security clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). Selected candidate will receive a contingent offer with a delayed start date until an interim Secret clearance is granted.

Also required:
3 years Technical experience, specifically on SSDS Mk 1 and SSDS Mk 2 (all mods) combat systems, responsible for the Combat System Maintenance Manager organization and with the technical knowledge to bring combat systems up from cold iron status to support testing.

Preferred Skills and Education
Highly desired, but not required:

Active DoD security clearance
Experience in an RDT&E environment
Knowledge and experience with ACCESS and TRMS

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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