F-16 Systems Test Engineer Associate

Description:Provide support with system-level testing of F-16 aircraft Operational Flight Program (OFP) upgrades. Conduct integration tests of each aircraft subsystem against developmental aircraft OFPs. Duties include 1) development of test plans and test procedures, 2) system testing with approved test plans, configured OFPs, and serviceable hardware assets, 3) effectively communicate discovered OFP and Integrated Test Stand (ITS) anomalies in Software Program Anomaly Report (SPAR) databases. Assist with troubleshooting and correcting SPARs.
Conduct system level tests at each phase of the software development process. Interpret and decompose requirements to develop test cases for manual and automated tests. Coordinate and communicate with test team members to plan and execute tests across the spectrum of the development processes. Support Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) and User Group meetings. Document findings and results in accordance with established development and Configuration Management (CM) processes. Provide support to Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) units, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) units, and the operational flying units during each phase of the software's life cycle. This position may require occasional travel.

Must be a US Citizen; this position will require a government security clearance.  This position is located at a facility that requires special access.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in systems engineering, test engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, or another related technical field.

System troubleshooting skills and experience.

Microsoft Office applications familiarity (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

Candidate must have goood interpersonal skills and must be able to work well in a team environment.

Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desired Skills:
Knowledge of U.S. military aviation operations.

Knowledge of aircraft avionics systems including Pilot Vehicle Interfaces (PVI), internal electronic bus structure, and subsystem integration operations.

Working knowledge of F-16 specific aircraft sub-systems, weapon systems and how they integrate with the onboard computer processors.

Experience interfacing with civilian government, DoD, and industry representatives.

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