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Flight Test Engineer

Job Description:

The Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) Airborne ISR Division of Leidos has an opening in Bridgewater, VA for a Flight Test Engineer. Assigned as the Flight Test Engineer (FTE) for multiple airborne programs, the FTE supports the Flight Test Lead by accomplishment of the tasks described below:

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plans, coordinates, manages, and executes full spectrum flight tests on fixed wing aircraft.
  • Prepare for flight tests by a review of applicable requirements and specification documentation.
  • Develop flight test plans with mission relatable, requirements traceable, and intuitively testable metrics along with a scope and method to evaluate systems.
  • Coordinate cross team, subcontractor, and customer personnel (pilots, sensor operators, data analysts, test observers, etc.) to support test execution.
  • Execute flight test events.
    • Provide on-site test management, data collection, briefing, debriefing, and configuration control.
    • As required, fly and/or operate test systems and/or instrumentation during test events.
  • Analyze test data and produce test reports that provide results, supporting data, conclusions, and recommendations based on the system's intended mission, stated requirements, and applicable specifications.
  • Record system deficiencies or "squawks" discovered in the flight test program and monitor efforts toward correction.
  • Support customer acceptance test procedures.


Basic Qualifications
  • MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SECRET CLEARANCE.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO PASS FAA CLASS 2 FLIGHT PHYSICAL.
  • Bachelors' degree from an accredited institution and minimum of 3 years of related flight test experience; degree can be substituted with minimum total of 5 years of flight test experience.
  • Candidate must be able to travel throughout the U.S. to support flight tests and have the ability to obtain a passport or visa to travel internationally.
  • Diverse test engineering experience with a variety of electronic or mechanical systems as well as experience working in an agile and fast paced environment.
  • Organizational skills (scheduling, documentation, etc)
  • Comfortable in the presentation of preflight mission briefings as well as program status briefs to customers and senior decision makers.
  • Communication (written and verbal) along with interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software products.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Aviation experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of electro-optical sensors, radios, and radar.
  • Familiarity with FAA airworthiness directives and Army regulations.


Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Secret
Location:
Bridgewater, Virginia
Country:
United States
Salary:
Not Specified
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