Test Engineer - 37577 in Dahlgren, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/14/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Dahlgren, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/14/2021
  • Job ID:
    37577
  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Alion's expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years' of experience performing complex Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion's analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

Alion is seeking a Test Engineer to support work this team.  We are looking for a candidate who can apply our agile engineering methodology to every project, problem, and scenario, making effective use of time and money for our clients while providing full-lifecycle spectrum support. A successful candidate for this position will support complex analyses and testing efforts for the U.S. Navy in Dahlgren, Virginia. Located in King George County near the Potomac River, Dahlgren is just 50 miles southeast of Washington DC and provides a quality work environment without the traffic and congestion of a long commute. Dahlgren's unique location offers scenic views of Virginia and access to the Washington/Richmond metropolitan areas through U.S. Routes 3 and 301. Come work in an exciting environment offering the opportunity to provide operational impact while expanding or continuing partnership with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).

Responsibilities

  • Devises testing plans, methods and equipment to assure reliability of product in conjunction with product design and specifications.
  • Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment.
  • Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.
  • Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed.
  • Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements.
  • Responsible for testing all customer samples and for special tests that cannot be performed in the test area.
  • Consults with the development and/or requirements team to coordinate and test applications.
  • Performs analysis, diagnostics and preliminary evaluations of products. Develop testing procedures.
  • Develops test plans, scripts, scenarios, functional tests, regression tests, and deployment tests.
  • Implements the testing processes and ensures all test activities follow those processes. Produces reports on each test activity and tracks test metrics.
  • Monitors for continual test process improvement through failure analysis, throughput analysis, yield analysis, and report to management periodically.

Qualifications

  • Four (4) year degree from an accredited College or University in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
  • At least 3 years' experience performing a combination of the following tasks:
    • Defining and documenting processes for conducting engineering tests of military hardware/software systems
    • Scheduling and conducting tests to accommodate fielding schedules and military deployment cycles, and coordinating infrastructure requirements to support test objectives
    • Writing test procedures and developing test plans, configuring systems to accomplish testing, and drafting test reports and performance metrics
    • Developing and executing systems level tests for commercial 4G/5G Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems.
    • Experience in developing and executing systems level tests for Navy electromagnetic spectrum software
  • US Citizenship is required
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

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