Senior Integration/Test Engineer MQ-9


On Site
Full Time


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Systems engineering
System requirements
Systems design
Design review
Engineering design
Engineering support
Instructional design
Software development
Configuration Management
Risk management
Risk assessment
Test plans
Acceptance testing
Program management
Development testing
Operational risk
Data collection
Test execution
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Job Details


Credence is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held government technology and services companies and is repeatedly acclaimed as a Top Workplace. As evidenced by our awards and certifications and maturity levels, as well as the agility and responsiveness, to tackle our customers' most challenging mission needs. We also offer comprehensive benefits including health insurance with dental and vision coverage, retirement savings plans with employer matching, paid time off, and opportunities for professional development and growth. Additionally, employees enjoy wellness programs, flexible work arrangements, and various discounts and perks to support their overall well-being and work-life balance.

We are actively seeking an experienced Senior Integration/Test Engineer who will be primarily responsible for supporting the National Guard Bureau (NGB) Wright- Patterson AFB, OH.

The National Guard Bureau's Plans and Requirements Directorate (NGB/A5) provides support in order to improve combat capability of the Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) as total force partners as it integrates new capabilities to meet Air Force requirements. NGB/A5 is a small total force partner, leading an effort to rapidly and affordably improve combat capability. NGB/A5 embeds liaisons with acquisition program offices to enable accomplishment of the NGB mission.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed below

  • Provide support for systems integration engineering milestones and associated documentation in support of each mission design series (MDS) modification program. This includes reviewing contractor-provided integration program CDRLs to assist the Government in their review of documentation provided by contractors and assisting in the development of organic data for the following systems engineering milestones: System Requirements Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), Test Readiness Review (TRR), and engineering design audits such as Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) and Physical Configuration Audit (PCA) respective to the needs of each modification program.
  • Provide avionics, mechanical, maintenance and structural integration engineering support for the integration of new capabilities respective to existing legacy aircraft systems and capabilities, assist with identification of integration issues between modifications and existing systems, and advise on potential solutions.
  • Assist with the review of aircraft installation drawings in support of temporary modifications.
  • Assist with the review of technical data packages and identify issues with the product drawings.
  • Assist with translation of Government operational requirements into draft systems requirements documents based on customer requirements and Contractor analysis for assigned modification programs.
  • Assist the Government in assembling required documentation for each acquisition milestone or review starting with the SRR.
  • Assist with integrated logistics support development for MDS avionics, mechanical, and structural modifications, and shall assist the Government in preparing drafting and briefing an integrated logistics support plan for each modification, training curriculum and training documentation, supporting Government engineering FCAs and PCAs for each modification, supporting trial vehicle installations, kit proofs, training field teams, and manufacturing reviews for each modification.
  • Assist with identification of logistics support required as a result of each aircraft modification and advise on potential solutions.
  • Support the Government's technical order development process to include verification, validation, Airworthiness, training and fielding, time compliance technical order development and validation, and flight manual development process.
  • Provide systems engineering support for MDS avionics, mechanical, and structural modifications.
  • Systems engineering tasks shall include but not be limited to:
    • identifying engineering milestone entry and exit criteria for Government approval of program transitions from one phase to the next;
    • assisting the Government in drafting system engineering plans in support of avionics, mechanical, and structural modifications, software development plans, configuration management plans, and risk management plans;
    • providing data for risk assessments on aircraft modification programs.
  • Provide program test support and coordination for aircraft ground and flight test.
  • Assist the Government with the build of test and evaluation master plans, ground test plans, flight test plans, environmental test plans, qualification test plans, and acceptance test plans.
  • Support cockpit steering working groups, interface control working groups, technical review boards, and safety review boards.
  • Program coordination tasks shall include but not be limited to: coordinating all requirements between aircraft modification programs to include ground test requirements, flight test requirements, test assets, and any other potential resources; briefing and/or preparing briefings on modification program test status to the NGB as requested; assisting in identifying and developing test core documentation for modification programs, and; execution oversight for associated program test documents.
  • Assist the Government with planning, design, conducting, documenting, and reporting on force development evaluation (FDE), operational utility evaluation (OUE), operational assessment (OA), operational test and evaluation (OT&E), development test and evaluation (DT&E), and other tests as directed.
  • Assist with development and publishing of test plans, test schedules and test procedures.
  • Participate in test planning working groups, test plan and test readiness reviews, and interface with test article design and analysis function representatives to help the Government develop test and test data requirements and collection methods.
  • Assist in the creation, coordination and approval of test cards among cognizant agencies.
  • Assist with conducting post-test data evaluation and problem identification and resolution utilizing relevant test, aircraft, or maintenance experience.
  • Assist with conducting research, budget planning and analyses, and draft test project outlines, concept review briefings, and electronic project orders.
  • Assist with identification and development of critical operational issues, objectives, and measures of effectiveness from review or knowledge of user requirement documents and operational employment considerations (tactics, techniques, and procedures).
  • Assist in the design, publication, and storage of detailed test information and provide detailed input in the preparation of data and drawings to submit with AF Forms 1067 for aircraft modifications.
  • Assist with development and execution of test required safety readiness and test readiness review presentations, and operational risk management assessments.
  • Provide assistance to compile, reduce, and analyze test data from on-board and ground-based sensors, to include statistical analysis of quantitative data such as bomb scores and target location errors.

Education, Requirements and Qualifications

  • Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
  • Master's or Doctorate Degree in a related field and ten (10) years of experience in the respective technical / professional discipline being performed, five (5) years of which must be in the DoD OR,
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and twelve (12) years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five of which must be in the DoD OR,
  • Fifteen (15) years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the PWS labor category performance requirements, eight of which must be in the DoD.
  • Thorough knowledge of the DoD/ USAF test process and test facilities to assist the Air National Guard in the successful execution of assigned tests
  • Assistance includes but is not limited to:
    • identification, coordination and scheduling of appropriate military or civilian test facilities (e.g. ranges, system integration labs) with the cognizant company, Subcontractor, or Government agency
  • Expertise to advise on test article configurations and coordinate the integration of test modifications with U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) engineering personnel and multiple AFLCMC program offices.
  • Familiarity with all forms of test IT networks, hardware and software and assist in the management of those test IT systems
  • Familiarity with pre- and post-mission detailed test documentation, electronic and print, and shall assist in all phases of the test data collection process to include pre-mission flight preparation of all mission materials; data collection during pre-flight briefings, during test execution and post-flight de-briefs, including collection and analysis of information from airborne recorders, and removable memory modules/cartridges to aircrews to verify test point accomplishment

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements