Combat Systems Test Engineer

Gibbs & Cox
Arlington, VA
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time
General Description: The Test Engineer will provide technical support in the area of Test and Evaluation for Surface Navy Vessels and weapon systems. The Test Engineer performs all necessary test and evaluation, milestones, test events, platform builds for Navy Surface Vessels, and high-visibility development builds for testing cutting edge systems. The Test Engineer position carries a high level of exposure, and commands focus, flexibility, and the desire to continuously learn from each its team members. If this describes you, we urge you to apply today! He/she must be equipped and able to work as part of a highly skilled and multi-functional, multi-disciplined team in order to maintain support and assist in Formal Developmental and Operational Tests, Dry Runs, Regression Testing, and Validation and Verification testing. Qualified test engineer applicants will have a strong background in problem-solving and analytical skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills. Test engineers must also be self-motivated, reliable to deliver on time, quick thinking, be able to work in a fast-paced work environment and be familiar and comfortable with using computer software/programs. A derivative of this exposure is the development if a well-rounded, advanced level of knowledge of systems administration, network administration, software and hardware troubleshooting, and process documentation.General Duties: Essential responsibilities and activities include, but are not limited to:Provide management and planning services for T&E, TEMP technical reviews, engineering design recommendations for space changes and shipyard waterfront support.Evaluate and review proposed Combat System ICPs, ECPs and SHIPALTs to determine technical and programmatic impact and recommend course of actions on shipbuilding systems engineering issues.Provide support in researching, planning, budgeting, managing, conducting, executing, and evaluating Combat Systems integration and test/trial activities.Provide backup support to the contract's Program Reviews, participate in trials when necessary, provide Shipchecks, meeting participation and preparing meeting minutes.Provide flexible support to customer for the coordination of requirements reviews, technical reviews, and test events of Combat Systems on all US Navy Surface Ships and the Future Naval Surface Force.Coordinating with internal and external stakeholdersParticipating in in-depth technical reviews and engineering meetingsProviding technical feedback and recommendations to clientsInteracting with client and their subcontractor in the assessment and review of deliverables, and integration with C4I systems, and platform designParticipating in engineering and system working groups and independently identifying and resolving system issues to ensure customer needs are metSupporting a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the projectSurface Warfare operational analysis and engineering design support, development, and testingConcept of employment, Concept of operation evaluation and developmentDefine or perform review of Interface Requirement Specifications (Weapons specs, Communications specs, Data Links, etc.)Support Combat Systems critical task analysis for all watch positionsTopside integration and arrangementsTraining and training system design and developmentMinimum Skill Requirements:U.S. Citizenship and Active Secret Security Clearance Are Required.B.S. or Advanced Degree in engineering or related discipline10 (+) Years servicing Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) or comparable Dept of Navy or Dept of Defense programsExperience with combat system installations, including combat system light off and testingExperience interfacing with shipbuilders of Navy vesselsExperience managing the installation, testing, and repair of fiber optic cablingExperience developing, integrating, testing, and supporting US Navy and combat systemsCombat Systems Officer of the Watch (CSOOW), Combat Systems Coordinator (CSC), and Combat Systems Maintenance Manager (CSMM) experience preferred but not required.Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force Experience or experience in Developmental Testing (DT) and Operational Testing (OT)Naval service and experience onboard Aegis Combat Systems equipped surface ships, weapons centers, training stations, and testing facilities is highly desired.Ability to write clear, concise, and easily readable technical correspondence to document reviews of technical recommendations following technical reviews and collating of comments.Articulate in oral and written presentations; possess high organizational skills and the ability to multi-task to meet deadlines.Experience working dynamic programs with fluctuating scope and integrated coordination of multiple engineering disciplinesPossess an understanding of US Navy system architecture and combat systems across logical, functional, hardware, software componentsPossess operational knowledge of US Navy combatants, weapon systems, and threatsSecurity Requirements: Applicant will be subject to a security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government. In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.Company Description: Join a team with EXCELLENCE, LOYALTY and INTEGRITY! Gibbs & Cox is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting. The firm is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in New York City, New Orleans, LA, Newport News, VA, Chesapeake, VA, Philadelphia, PA, and Yarralumla, Australia. Gibbs & Cox is the largest independent and privately-owned Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Firm in the United States, and has been serving government, commercial, and recreational markets worldwide since 1929. Our quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 for design, engineering, program management, and administrative services. Gibbs & Cox is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employerby Jobble

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