DCS Corp
Lexington Park, MD
Jan 27, 2022
Feb 17, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
DCS Corp has several exciting new opportunities for Engineer / Scientist positions supporting the Programmatic, Flight Test Engineering, and Administrative Support Program for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL), located at NAS Patuxent River, MD. These positions perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.

Essential Job Functions:

Conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.

Recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Support test planning, conduct and reporting on projects as assigned.

Develop test plans, deficiency reports and Report of Test Results, to include maintenance of the project notebook (test procedures, plans, flight cards, daily reports, etc.).

Identify data parameters, instrumentation requirements, perform analysis, and conduct system evaluation.

Support the technical studies and analyses for advanced testing philosophies, to include providing recommendations on specific approaches, test facilities requirements, and equipment or system requirements. This will include cyber security assessments on test facility requirements and equipment/system requirements and will require TS/SCI data access.

Support the evaluation of systems and test and evaluation equipment for effects to test and evaluation plans.

Perform analysis and document results of impacts to test plans.

Support ensuring hardware and software interface requirements are identified between aircraft to be tested and test laboratories.

Provide engineering and technical services during pretest, test and post-test activities.

Support analyzing test requirements, financial constraints, and developing and preparing recommended test plans.

Support evaluating test plans and providing options, to include a determination of the validity of proposed procedures.

Support execution of local and off-site test activities with DoD test ranges, proving grounds, and other entities including independent evaluators.

Establish, maintain, and provide input to Test and Evaluation historical files including data and results presentations, test timelines, test configuration documentation, team notes, training files, test reports, test planning documentation, applicable instructions, and lessons learned.

Prepare test reports and maintain documentation such as deficiency reports.

Provide engineering and technical services during pretest, test and post-test activities.

Support Platform Coordinators with daily planning and execution of flight schedule.

Assist in the management of test aircraft, project equipment and instrumentation readiness for testing.

Maintain and track aircraft utilization to support test teams.

Support interfacing with Project Liaison Office to maintain and track test aircraft configuration and modifications to support testing.

Support coordinating and tracking instrumentation modifications performed on test aircraft.

Support initiating Maintenance request forms for project work on assigned aircraft.

Support coordinating with PMA/IPTs for aircraft utilization, long term aircraft transfer planning, project scheduling and scheduling priorities and make recommendations or entries into standard test scheduling toolsets.

Support interpreting long range planning goals to formulate a test execution schedule.

Support developing, maintaining, coordinating and executing the weekly and daily flight schedules. Contractor shall support programs formulating weekly and 90-day ground and flight test schedules

Maintain a working knowledge of aircrew qualifications for scheduling and de-conflicting the aircraft flight schedule.

Support maintaining flight clearance database to ensure test plans include a properly associated and approved flight clearance.

Support maintaining a project log for each assigned BuNo (Bureau Number-Aircraft Assigned number) aircraft to track schedule performance and deviations.

Support preparing monthly project status brief for presentations to Commanding Officers and Test Squadron Leadership.

Support tracking aircraft flight, ground, test events and track special and phase maintenance events for assigned aircraft.

Required Skills:

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

Multiple positions from Junior to Senior levels, requiring a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited program to an additional 10+ years of experience.

Junior level must be able to obtain a Secret clearance within 6-9 months.

Journeyman/Senior positions require an active Secret clearance, at minimum.


  • Responsible for assisting more senior positions, and/or performing functional duties under the oversight of more senior positions

  • 3 to 10 years of experience
  • Must be able to perform all functional duties independently.

  • Over 10 years of experience
  • Typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently may oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With the health and safety of employee as our top priority, DCS is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace while ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

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