Conduct developmental lab, flight, and ground testing of ASEA Radar hardware and software.
Perform all duties required including supporting/conducting flight testing.
Develop and document test points and test procedures for new software builds and evaluate new software performance.
Monitor AESA Radar system deficiencies to determine problems and retest corrected problems to ensure proper software functionality.
Plan assigned test missions on the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) for flights and lab sessions.
Assist Advanced Systems Integration (AS) Test Team members with all testing requirements as required.
Develop Flight Cards for test events.
Responsible for aircrew briefing and debriefing along with execution of flight test from a control center.
Monitor sub-system performance and operational data during flights via TM sources.
Coordinate with local and off station ranges and other outside facilities in preparation for ASI flights.
Responsible for post-mission report writing, submission of Software Anomaly Reports (SARs), data collection, analysis, and posting of data to the common data sharing system.
Provide feedback and work with the developers, aircrew, and other analysts in identifying problems.
Maintain oversight of AESA Radar requirements and provide inputs to applicable planning documents and Test Plans.
Review and provide inputs/recommendations on AESA Radar requirement documents (NATIP, TEMP, MSOFD, FRD, etc.) to ensure accuracy, and remain current on any changes.
Learn and maintain proficiency in the use of Data Analysis tools, systems, and software programs.
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on AESA Radar integration issues to personnel working at other designated test sites including NAWCAD-Patuxent River and NAWCWD-Pt. Mugu.
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 5 years of experience is required. A Master's degree with 4 years or a PhD and 2 years of experience will also be considered.
Must be eligible for a security clearance and be able to maintain the clearance for the duration of employment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a necessity.
Ability to participate in multiple weekly team meetings and telecoms to ensure continuous communication with the ASI Test Team, system developers, and contractors.
Ability to become knowledgeable in the other FA-18A-F & EA-18G systems/components.
Ability to travel when necessary both domestic and foreign.