Senior Test Engineer, Ph.D. (NM17-04)
The Candidate will have advanced education and/or knowledge in the area of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technologies and applications to support Department of Defense customers. The Candidate serves as a mentor for other staff and performs all aspects of engineering support for tests, assessments, experiments and system evaluations. Identifies techniques to obtain specific engineering data collection requirements and instrumentation, models and simulations and facilities, required to satisfy stated test objectives. Develops techniques for the validation of engineering test data and the preparation of reports to support test objectives. Assists the Government Engineering Team Lead in developing assessment and evaluation concepts for laboratory, modeling & simulation, and open air field events. Considers schedules based on exercise plans, service requirements, adversary threat system developments, international agreements, and plans resource requirements. Supports planning, organization, and coordination of engineering activities in the operation and maintenance of advanced hardware and facilities. Assesses the vulnerability of systems and subsystems operating in electronically challenged environments. Reviews and identifies specialized test and support equipment. Runs existing models to support planning and real-world contingencies. Conducts independent analysis, develop, and maintain methods, standards, and models and simulations (M&S) activity in support of the assessments. Writes technical reports and presents technical papers at conferences and symposia.
Kirtland AFB (Albuquerque), NM
Education and Experience
PhD with 10+ years of applicable experience in Engineering (preferably EE), Computer Science or Physics.
Background in GPS, Radio Frequency measurements, and electronic warfare preferred. Experience working with satellite simulators or simulation software. Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.
Must be US Government Security Clearance Eligible. Have proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work in a team setting with strong communication and interpersonal skills. There is travel associated with this position and it can be extensive during individual test events.
Experience in using Design of Experiments.