Lead Test Engineer - 25651 in Morgan City, LA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

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Job Description



Leads, plans, develops, coordinates, and implements highly complex engineering projects. Ensures the technical accuracy of the results obtained.


Responsible for identifying and documenting communication system requirements.

Participate in C3 IPT.

Responsible for developing network and external communications plan for prototype system.

Responsible for selection and testing of LOS and BLOS communication systems for a vessel.

Responsible for planning to integrate Navy communication systems onto a vessel including COMSEC space certification, communications gear layout, topside design and security.

Leads, designs and develops highly complex engineering standards and tests to evaluate the function of products and systems. Develops and implements procedures for product testing, reviews and evaluates test results, and recommends production or design changes to ensure quality and performance standards.

Defines, documents, analyzes, performs, and interprets highly complex developmental tests for new and/or modified products or product components.

Primary liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items.

Devises and applies testing procedures for parts or subassemblies received from outside vendors.

Leads the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.

Performs highly complex analysis and trouble-shooting.

Evaluates progress and results of project and recommends new methods to improve project design, procedures and performance.

Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives and follow-on tasking for current projects and participates in proposal efforts.

Carries out highly complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures.

Primary liaison with other departments, divisions, and organizations.

Regularly participates in the activities of professional societies.

Develops and maintains frequent contacts with customers including those at levels above the project monitor.

Prepares and assists others in the development of status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.

Provides work leadership to less experienced Test Engineers.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus at least 8 years of directly related experience or a Master’s degree and 6 years of experience.

US citizenship required.  Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Governnment Secret clearance. Active Secret clearance preferred.

Prior experience with DoD, preferably Navy and USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) desired.

Experience with Navy Shipboard C3 systems including combat, navigation, and communications

Familiar with standard Navy communications systems – terrestrial and satellite (UHF, IBS, EHF, DAMA, Link-16 etc.)

Experience in Naval/DOD/DHS C2 architecture requirements and design

Strong background in C2 system selection, implementation, and testing

Familiar with commercial LOS and BLOS data communications systems suitable for shipboard use

Experience with rapid development and prototyping

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Must be proficient with  Microsoft Office suite of programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.



Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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