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Deputy Chief Test Engineer

Alexandria, Virginia
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Clearance Required: Active Top Secret with SCI (TS/SCI) eligibility is required to be considered for this position.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or other applicable technical or analytical discipline.  Masters of Science Degree highly desired.
Required Experience: 20 years or more experience in systems engineering and test engineering.​
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity in planning, developing, and executing major research, engineering, and development efforts for defense organizations. 
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with R&D program managers as well as organization leadership; tracking task order efforts to rapidly identify and resolve potential and new problems; and identifying and resolving administrative and contractual issues related to a support services contract.
    • Experience interfacing with Joint Staff, Services, and warfighters to coordinate engineering and analysis needs and analytic results is highly desired.
Position Description:  Tekla Research, Inc. is seeking a Deputy Chief Test Engineer who is an expert in developing technical solutions to complex and challenging DoD problems. The Deputy Chief Test Engineer leads major project technical tasks using formal engineering practices and quality control methods. The Deputy Chief Test Engineer should have experience leading and performing Systems Engineering (SE) tasks including development and analysis of complex engineering and test strategies; technology and risk assessments; performance/capability assessments; and kill chain analysis of complex weapon systems to define capability gaps and assess performance. The Deputy Chief Test Engineer interprets requirements and design specifications, analyzes alternatives, and creates a solution, and supports integration and testing, as required. Deputy Chief Test Engineer exercises independent judgment and initiative in solving problems and performing technical tasks having a high degree of complexity. Manages and coordinates the efforts of other staff members assigned to specific projects.  The Deputy Chief Test Engineer directly interfaces with government management personnel and is adept at oral and written communication required at all levels of management to maintain control of assigned programs and projects.

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