Abacus Technology B-2 Communications; Test Engineer (A072) in Burlington, Massachusetts

Abacus Technology is currently at the ground floor implementation of CVRi2. It is the upgraded communications system that will allow the B-2 to receive signals bounced off of lower levels of the atmosphere, bypassing the satellite relay. This will ensure the B-2 remains a viable nuclear platform. The CVRi2 provides a broader set of longer-term capabilities; upgrades across the entire airborne nuclear command, control, and communication fleet for platforms such as the B-52 Stratofortress and the E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post.

Abacus Technology is seeking a Test Engineer to support this program. This is a full-time position.

Oversee and review government acquisition planning, designing, integrating and delivering to volume manufacturing complex RF instruments. Review test designs from prototype to volume shipment. Work closely in cross functional teams that include review of digital circuit designs, FPGA designs, SW designs, and application engineering techniques. Plan reviews of development including work products such as system architectures, detailed hardware implementation specifications, critical performance and margin analysis and work breakdown and schedules for the project development. Review and planning of testing electronics solutions to meet technical specifications, cost budget, packaging and other design constraints using combination of simulation, analysis, prototyping and testing. Review and check design documentation such as block diagrams and design specifications. Support testing of new technology department initiatives. Review system test and component level design analysis generally, using engineering tools. Conduct component test selections, review high level and low level simulations and prototyping to establish technical feasibility of design components. Develop the calibration test strategy, error budget and potentially work with others on reviewing calibration algorithms to achieve repeatable and precise system performance. Active involvement with design verification including the development of verification plans and procedures as well as working in the lab with other engineers to perform verification on prototypes.

5+ years experience in testing and quality assurance. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Plan, coordinate, and implement all activities related to the testing functions. Experience developing test plans and test cases. Able to interface with manufacturing, engineering and other cross-functional teams as required to review testing at all points. Possess a broad knowledge of the quality assurance process as it applies to testing and evaluation of software applications and mission systems. Able to work independently as a project lead. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization. Must be willing to provide hands-on testing support when necessary. Must be a US Citizen and hold a current Secret clearance.

Desired experience with:

  • Acquisition Logistics

  • Radio Frequency (RF)

  • Signal processing systems; UHF / VLF

  • Radar Systems

  • Survivable EAM; reception / dissemination

  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)


  • Common VLF Receiver (CVR); COTS/GOTS

  • Knowledge of DoDI 02

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


ID: 2017-2651

External Company URL: www.abacustech.com