Sr Principal Engr Sys Test

    • Palmdale, CA

Develops and publishes Integrated Test Plan, detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental testing.
Provides laboratory support for integration testing.
Supports and hosts test planning working groups.
Interfaces with test article design and analysis teams to define optimal test configurations and data requirements.
Reviews and evaluates test requirements to ensure acceptability of test program.
Performs technical analyses of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations.
Supports test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines and test operations personnel.
Supports test readiness reviews, and pre/post-test briefings.
Provides mission control room support and makes real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency and effectiveness of test observations.
Conducts and contributes to pre- and post-test data analyses to support anomaly identification and resolution.
Maintains metrics on status of testing and constraints.

Exhibits outstanding written and oral communications skills.
Serves as a principal subject matter focal point for assigned subsystems acting as the primary interface between maintenance, design engineering, and test site team contractor and customer personnel.
Works effectively under general direction only to determine and develop approaches to solutions.
Works both within a team environment and independently.
Exhibits self-motivated behavior to achieve thorough and detailed results. Flexible to learn additional engineering discipline areas as necessary.
Mentors engineers that are l ess-experienced in specific technology areas.

Demonstrated proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to master the Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS).
Initial assignment in Palmdale / Edwards AFB CA may require travel to Melbourne, FL in excess of 50% depending on program requirements.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering or Cybersecurity Technology.

At least nine (9) years of relevant previous experience with a bachelor's degree (7 years with a master's degree, 4 with doctorate).

Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required.

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Direct experience with all aspects of test programs to include control room monitoring of operations in at least one of the following disciplines: Radar, EW, Communications / Navigation / IFF, Guidance and Control, Mission Planning, Cybersecurity, Mission Systems, Vehicle Subsystems, Optical Transceivers.

Special consideration provided for experience relative to testing airborne radar systems.

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