Principal Engineer Software (20-024)

    • Colorado Springs, CO

Selectee will become an Exercise Team Integrator within the multi-contractor Integration and Test (I&T) Functional Area of the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) National Team (NT). The Integrator will lead exercise I&T efforts, and work with other MDA organizations, to integrate C2BMC, BCM, BOA and FOXSIM into exercises, characterize C2BMC performance and provide a venue for Warfighter (WF) Tactics Techniques Procedures (TTP) development in multi-system BMD System (BMDS) tests and exercises. External organizations with which the Integrator generally interacts include: other NT Functional Areas; NT Government customer (BCD and BCO); MDA Elements (MDA Government Leads for DTW and DDW, DTW Contractor Personnel (Event Mission Lead, Mission Engineers, Integrators), AB, SN, TH, LPTO Personnel); the Joint Analysis Team (JAT); NATO BMD personnel; and, Multinational WF personnel. The Integrator will use System Engineering processes for the following: test/exercise event planning and plan documentation; development of detailed test/exercise procedures; test/exercise resource integration; test/exercise execution; near-real-time to real-time analysis of observed performance; oversight of in-depth analysis of test/exercise results; and, reporting of test/exercise results orally and in writing to a variety of audiences (up to and including Program Manager/SES and Flag/General Officer levels). Responsibilities as part of interacting with non-I&T organizations include, but are not limited to, the following for each event: working with other NT OPRs to ensure testability of C2BMC test/exercise objectives and the C2BMC components of test/exercise architectures; working with the Mission Lead and/or Mission Engineer (DTW) to represent C2BMC in MDA/DT event planning and test/exercise integration and execution; ensuring proper C2BMC participation in trans-/post event efforts; contributing to MDA/DT reporting of BMDS test/exercise results. Non-standard work hours are highly likely.

Technical Skills:

Development of plans to test/exercise software-intensive system in various multi-system venues (hardware-in-the-loop and simulation tests/exercises coupled with human-in-the-loop exercises); plans must include/address test/exercise methodology, detailed test/exercise procedures, identification and integration of test/exercise resources, data collection, trans/post-test analysis of results. Test/exercise execution in accordance with test/exercise plans in a variety of venues. Near-real-time quantitative/qualitative analysis of test/exercise results during and immediately after test/exercise execution. Interpretation of test/exercise results and communication of resulting information to testers, non-testers, and senior program leadership. Documentation of test/exercise, to include architecture, problems/lessons learned results versus objectives. Development of operational procedures for execution of C2BMC components. Knowledge of networking fundamentals required. Security Plus required - ability to obtain Security Plus certification within 30 days. Troubleshooting skills on multi-disciplined computer systems and networks required. Knowledge of Linux and Windows Operating Systems required - ability to create Linux scripts a plus. Knowledge of one or more of the following C2BMC functions a plus: situational awareness; track forwarding/dissemination and analysis; sensor management; engagement coordination/battle management and analysis; C2BMC planner; network and voice communications; CNIP operations and analysis; ADSI operations and analysis. Knowledge of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and its elements is highly desired.


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of applicable experience, a master's degree and 3 years of applicable experience, or a PhD and 0 years of applicable experience.
• An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
• Must meet certification requirements of DoD 8570 IAT II (CCNA-Security, CySA+ GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP)
• Candidate must have an active Secret clearance or higher.
• Candidate must have developed software/hardware system test or exercise plans alone and/or as part of a small team, using overall and event-specific program objectives, functional/performance requirements, and planned technical capabilities;

Preferred Qualifications:
• Candidate must have familiarity with DoD System Engineering processes as they apply to system testing
• Knowledge with testing of Missile Defense Agency elements/components is highly desirable.
• led/overseen the integration of a system under test and associated resources into a variety of test environments;
• Executed planned test procedures, using GUIs and Linux/Windows commands;
• Evaluated/analyzed test or exercise results in order to characterize system performance; presented test or exercise results orally and/or in written format.
• Experience with any of the following is a plus: operational ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems (e.g., Aegis, Patriot, AN/TPY-2, GMD, THAAD); developmental BMD systems; International BMD systems (e.g., AWS, NATO ACCS, DEU Patriots, SAMPT, DEU Frigates); operational/simulation message formats (e.g., XML, JREAP-C/TADIL-J (LINK16), VMF-11, BXF/S, DIS) and associated log files.

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