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Flight Test Engineer, Senior

Patuxent River, Maryland
Due to E.O. 14042 and as a government contractor, all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in circumstances where a medical and/or religious exemption is approved.

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen

Clearance Required: Secret

Functional Description: Independently applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test and/or evaluate aircraft and aircraft related systems. Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation. Applies engineering experience to perform functions such as system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management. Assignments may involve complex test and evaluation of hardware and/or software related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapon system, associated support system, or management information systems. Acts as engineering team leader, developing engineering procedures and controls, managing project efforts, and taking the lead in problem resolution. Interfaces with system or program contractors, vendors, and Government representatives regarding the technical aspects of engineering programs/projects.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree (postgraduate degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Aerospace.

Experience: At least ten (10) years of experience in Flight Test Engineering with at least four years of experience as a team leader. As a team leader, leadership skills in one or a combination of the following areas is required: aircraft flying qualities and flight controls; aircraft development, test, and evaluation conduct; structures, aircraft weapon separation and compatibility, Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems, aircraft propulsion; power systems; system/subsystem development, test & evaluation, or design.  ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION: A master’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of work experience.

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