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COLSA Corporation Test Engineer (C4ISR Systems) in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Seeking an individual who works as a member of an integrated product team to develop and test advanced concepts that span next generation or new network capabilities for the US Air Force. This position requires an individual with motivation and initiative to support developmental testing in a dynamic high tempo environment. This position provides support to the CTG 96 at Hanscom AFB, MA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the USAF developmental test & evaluation (DT&E) of new and modified Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and network capabilities within the guidelines established in Government approved test plans, procedures, and go or no-go criteria.

  • Manages Information Technology (IT) and network infrastructure development test execution.

  • Activities include participation in test planning and execution, data collection and analysis, assessing systems effectiveness, and test reporting.

  • Test support includes recommendation of system performance requirements, development of test objectives, development of test methods and detailed test procedures, development of specification data requirements, identification of instrumentation and test support equipment requirements, coordination with test support agencies and ranges, and other DT&E tasks.

  • Reviews technical specifications and system design documents. Facilitates test planning meetings, technical interchange meetings, and system design reviews.

  • Reviews and comments on programmatic documents to include test and evaluation master plans and qualification test procedures for systems under test.

  • Coordinates with system program offices to define test methods and objectives, and to develop test plans and procedures for newly developed or modified C4ISR systems.

  • Coordinates with internal and external test communities and support activities to schedule test resources, ranges, facilities etc.

  • Defines data requirements and coordinates with instrumentation and data personnel to ensure required data is collected.

  • Briefs test members and support personnel on mission objectives, duties, and responsibilities to execute integration lab and other test events.

  • Conducts and directs systems test events to accomplish planned test objectives.

  • Analyzes test data to determine system performance and deficiencies; writes technical reports to document results and conclusions.

  • Provides technical advice and assistance to military test directors.

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Required SkillsRequired Experience

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of 3-8 years of applicable experience

  • Associate's degree in a related field and a minimum of 7-12 years of applicable experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 10-16 years of applicable experience

    • Must have experience with airborne network infrastructures, information technology, or C4ISR systems.

    • Must be familiar with DevSecOps and Agile software development practices.

    • Must be able to work within system integration labs during test activities.

    • US Citizenship required. Active DoD TOP SECRET clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a SCI – (Single Scope Background Investigation).

• Must have good writing/oral presentation skills.

• Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite.

• Analytical skills and problem-solving skills.

• Good organization, decision making, and verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent self-initiative and self-motivation with the ability to work under minimal supervision.

• Ability to work effectively in small and large team settings to solve complex problems.

• Travels to offsite locations to participate in meetings, conduct site surveys, and execute tests a required.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

• Active DoD TS/SCI.

• Expertise with US Air Force test and evaluation methodologies and processes is desirable.

• Experience with IT and network infrastructures are desirable.

• Experience with commercial cloud-based infrastructures, platforms, and services is desirable.

• Experience with modern cybersecurity approaches for multi-level security, zero-trust, and data encryption is desirable.

• Experience with modular software architecture and Cloud-native applications or platforms are desirable.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.