AWL Laboratory Architect

DCS Corp
Ridgecrest, California
Aug 10, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

Deliver on-site systems/software analysis support to the Navy's F/A-18/Strike Fighter Advanced Weapons Laboratory (AWL) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, California. The AWL Laboratory Architect will deliver program planning, systems analysis, design, and development for the weapons systems hardware-in-the-loop integration and test facilities.

Essential Job Functions:

Perform the duties of the F/A-18 Laboratory Facilities System Architect, whose primary responsibility is to develop Facilities Support Plans for new laboratories and those supporting specific SCSs and OFPs.

Collect and transform Facilities customer requirements into the Facility Support Plan format for presentation to the F/A-18 IPT Managers, Block Managers, Product Leads, and Task Team Leads. Specifics include: Conduct Requirements Analysis.

Perform requirements analysis for the Facility laboratories based on the applicable SCS/OFP requirements documents. Advanced Concept Support Plan Development.

Perform an “advanced concept” requirements analysis for the Facility laboratories based on interviews of the IPT Task Team members. Alternative Solutions: Where alternative solutions are apparent, present alternative “candidate solutions” in the draft delivery of the Support Plan.

Interpret requirements, manage the build and integration of new development or upgrades to existing laboratory avionics systems, operator consoles, avionics benches, and/or software programs for Laboratory Test Facilities in accordance with the Hardware and Software Development Processes outlined in the F/A-18 Facility Task Team Process Manual. The fabrication of all hardware projects shall be completed in accordance with Section 3.4 of the contract's performance work statement.

Develop a preliminary Unit Development Folder (UDF) covering the proposed design. Following a Design Review and acceptance by the Government, complete all hardware, software, and documentation tasks in accordance with the Requirements Documents and meet all scheduling milestones listed in the F/A-18 PMR and the AWL Road Map.

This position may require travel to domestic and/or foreign destinations to research requirements relative to assigned projects and/or support FMS laboratories.


Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Must be able to be granted a security clearance and maintain one for the duration of employment.

Must have an engineering degree plus twelve (12) years of relevant experience.

Team leadership experience.

Experience with engineering design, drawings and fabrication.

Management experience dealing with multiple, simultaneous systems analysis tasks.

Familiar with the systems and the functionality of F/A-18A-F and EA-18G.

Accustomed to interfacing with contractors, U.S. and foreign government personnel.

Desired Skills:

BS Degree in an Engineering discipline.

Master's degree in an appropriate discipline.

Directly applicable Strike Fighter training and experience.

Experience completing tasks in the NAWCWD environment.

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