Testbed Systems Engineering Manager - 28734 in Albuquerque, NM at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

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Alion Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Senior Test Bed Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support to a major DoD Agency located in Albuquerque, NM at Kirtland AFB for operational test events. Significant travel (50%) to Nevada, Virginia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts; and two 7-day trips or less to South Korea will be required.


  • Provide recommendations and functional analysis of technology specifications to define test objectives and parameters across the target hardness spectrum for the development of the Statement of Test Objectives (SOTO).
  • Exploit weapon systems and develop systems engineering measures to test against soft targets within the full spectrum of WMD and C-WMD.
  • Perform systems engineering assessments supporting improvised explosive devices, pre and post detonation.
  • Perform functions in the full spectrum WMD/C-WMD and CBRNE space to define limited access of technology gaps for weapons and weapon systems.
  • Perform systems engineering for nuclear and non-nuclear weapons and weapon systems including small, unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAS) to support technology growth in defined capability gaps.
  • Perform systems engineering analysis and assessments using counter radio electronic warfare systems demonstrating performance measures against testing of weapon systems, sUAS and improvised explosive devices.
  • Perform targeting assistance with national technical means support to WMD/C-WMD testing.
  • Perform systems engineering analysis to homemade explosives testing defining capabilities and gaps supporting the WMD mission space.
  • Exploit vetted systems engineering processes to assess, track and present capability gaps/shortfalls across the target hardness spectrum within the WMD defeat mission areas. 
  • Develop trade-off analyses to enhance performance while minimizing cost and programmatic risk to identify weapon system requirements for identified capability gaps/shortfalls for the purpose of developing technology maturation roadmaps. 
  • Perform systems engineering assessment of the technology gaps in WMD Defeat and Hard Target Defeat (HTD) weapon systems that currently limit the predictive capability of design limits/margins at the weapon system/subsystem/component levels.
  • Support program integration across the WMD defeat mission across the target hardness spectrum and technology activity areas.  Support matrixed test teams as the Test Scientist and/or Technical Coordinator involved in CWMD testing to include IED and UAS threats.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering or a related scientific discipline plus at least 5 years of directly related experience.
  • A High School degree and at least 10 years’ related experience is acceptable as an alternative.
  • US Citizenship is required: Must have an active/current TS/SCI.
  • Possess broad knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of systems and test engineering that enables the employee to perform as a significant technical contributor on complex projects or programs.
  • Demonstrated experience performing Tradeoff analysis, Courses of Action, and Technical Risk Assessments and Gaps Analysis.
  • Operating knowledge of task tracking systems (e.g., JIRA).
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications, analytical and test leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in supporting testbeds for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and/or High Explosives test events desired.




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