Mission Planning Software Test Engineer (RC-135/E-3/E-8) - 31738 in Eglin Air Force Base, FL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Description:  Are you a mission driven individual who is looking for a meaningful career? This isn't your average mission. Join Alion and make a difference by supporting the Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) as an Operational Mission Planning Software Test Engineer.  Assist and support ACC’s RC-135/E-3/E-8 missions in a dynamic, challenging test environment.

Mission Performance:

  • The employee shall develop, maintain, and execute test plans for Air Force Mission Planning System and Follow-On OT&E, and Force Development Evaluation, including the development of test methodology and support software - Air Force Mission Planning Systems (MPS) include: Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), Portable Flight Planning Software (PFPS), Life Cycle Upgrade, and support for a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to: the RC-135, E-3 & E-8.
  • The employee will draft and execute test plans under a USAF-appointed Project Manager, and prepare an Operational Assessment (OA), Early Operational Assessment (EOA), Concept of Test Brief (COTB), Joint Charters, OSD briefs, Combined Readiness Reviews (CRR), detailed Final Reports (FREP), plans, and Release Recommendations (RR)
  • The employee will provide test item configuration control functions over software, hardware, and documentation and will provide and maintain data for internal and test management systems - The employee will coordinate with Flight Performance Model (FPM), Platform Integration (PI), and Take-off and Landing Data (TOLD) Follow-On OT&E/Validation Test Engineers
  • The employee will conduct test plans under a USAF-appointed Project Manager, and may prepare OA / EOA / OSD briefs and detailed plans
  • Travel approximately 10-25%


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Former rated officer with RC-135 experience (or E-3/E-8) within the last ten years.
  • Current Top Secret clearance (less than two years inactive status).  Eligible to obtain SCI.


  • Flight Test experience
  • Software Test experience

Security Clearance: None

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