Engineer Systems 5 - 17-715-IVT - Ground Test Planning

Perform Ground Test planning lead functions for the Missile Defense Systems Engineering National Team (Industry) (MET-I) in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customer to drive the development and fielding of the integrated,

layered Ballistic Missile Defense System. Specific duties will include development of Ground Test (GT) event test strategies to assess key capabilities for system operational fielding, development and evaluation of GT objectives, development and evaluation of element and system assessment criteria, development of system level evaluation measurements for collection of appropriate measurement data from GT events, alignment of GT scenario development and objectives to meet allocated requirements, development of inputs to GT assessment planning and requirements for test planning, and providing test planning support to emergent

and conceptual development activities as they are matured for integration into future development for the BMDS.

Basic Qualifications: 14 Years with Bachelors in Science in STEM, Physics, Math or Technical discipline; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD. Knowledge of systems engineering processes for the development of system test requirements, objectives, evaluation criteria and analysis requirements. Working level knowledge of system and interface specifications is required. Emphasis of experience in test planning and test design of systems to support evaluation of system capabilities, interfaces, and performance. Experience providing leadership in partnership with a government customer is required. Experience in use of Microsoft Office suite and associated tools in development of spreadsheets, documents and presentations is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have strong communications and social skills and be able to perform in a fluid, geographically distributed team environment. Demonstrated strong understanding of systems engineering principles with a familiarity of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) or one or more of the BMDS Element Programs. Domain knowledge of discrimination algorithms is also desired. Knowledge of DOORS and other associated requirements development tools is a plus.

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