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Test Engineer Sr - 28530 in Syracuse, NY at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/1/2019

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Test Engineer Sr.

Position Summary

Under limited supervision, designs and develops 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 complex developmental tests for new and/or modified products or product components.
  • Acts as 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.
  • Participates in the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements complex engineering projects. Ensures the technical accuracy of the results obtained.
  • Performs complex analysis and trouble-shooting.
  • Test, evaluation, and modification of circuit cards and electronic assemblies. Includes modifications of printed circuit cards, cabling, and chassis.
  • 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 complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures.
  • Acts as 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 guidance to less experienced Test Engineers.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering.
  • 5 years experience in the area of Testing and Assessment.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate complex test equipment in a laboratory environment, including spectrum analyzers, arbitrary waveform generators, and network analyzers.
  • Ability to test, troubleshoot, and modify complex electronic assemblies. Includes soldering and removal of components on printed circuit boards, assembly and modification of mechanical and cable assemblies.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.
  • US Citizenship and a current DOD Secret clearance or the ability to otain one at hire.

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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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