EW Aerospace Engineer, Lead - 28475 in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

Leads highly complex open systems standards work with electronic warfare (EW) /electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).  Analyzes results of open architecture standards on EW/EMS aircraft components and conducts research to determine flight characteristics.    Will supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.  Provides technical updates on open systems architectures

Duties and Responsibilities  

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical products. Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system and product development, engineering analysis and research. Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.

Tasks will include technical lead for Air Force open architecture requirements for multiple programs.  Will be responsible for monitoring and working with data flow architectures from various aircraft program offices’ electronic warfare open programs, AFRL and vendors.  Candidate would need to rely heavily on being familiar with open standards (for example, HOST, SOSA, OMS and FACE), EW/EMS, early acquisition methods at AFLMCMC and program management.

Candidate would support senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced open systems projects related to the development planning in early acquisition.  Candidate should be familiar with various AF EW systems.  

Exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff. Educates and advises more junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts. 

Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, white papers and formal briefings.

Based upon own ideas, prepares unsolicited white papers to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 8 to 10 years relevant EW/EMS or open standards work experience.  Master’s degree preferred. 

Project Engineering experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, systems engineering processes, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.

Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Travel anticipated:  25%

A TS/SCI security clearance is required.



Security Clearance: None

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