Soft Kill Engineer - 35512 in Warren, MI at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/11/2021

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    Warren, MI
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Job Description

Position Summary:

This position supports the U.S. Army's Product Manager Vehicle Protection Suite (PdM VPS). We are looking for an entry level or journeyman level engineer with a mechanical or electrical engineering background (other engineering degrees will be considered). This position will support the U.S. Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center Electronic Defeat Branch for about one year to learn the field of electronic defeat (soft kill) before moving to support PdM VPS as a platform engineer. In this role, the engineer would support PdM VPS throughout their acquisition of soft kill systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Apply engineering principles throughout the detect-to-engage cycle of performing electronic soft kill of enemy weapons and weapons systems
  • Electromagnetically deconflict soft kill systems with hard kill systems and communications systems on the same or different vehicles
  • Develop and execute test plans to evaluate the performance of soft kill systems
  • Write test plans, perform analysis of test results, write and brief test reports to senior Army leadership
  • Track maintenance, repair, and operational issues with deployed soft kill systems
  • Develop solutions to faults in deployed soft kill systems


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience. Degree must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a SECRET clearance.

Security Clearance: Secret


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