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Leidos, Dynetics Group, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a UAS Data Links Test Engineer within the Systems Interoperability, Integration and Test Department. The candidate selected will join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. We have offices across the United States engaging in the defense, aerospace, cyber, space and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.
Dynetics is involved in multiple contracts to evaluate and test software and systems/subsystems in support of Department of Defense Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) development and deployment. The UAS Data Links Test Engineer will join our team of engineers to perform analysis and study to advise our DoD customers on issues relating to the future of UAS communications systems. Our team provides technical and academic counsel for government product offices to aid in architecting communications solutions to be deployed in the field to support the warfighter. This ensures that our customers can maximize capability in a cost-effective manner as new, advanced communications capabilities are sought out.
This is a unique position in that it provides a lot of recognition and great visibility, across the DoD services, into the excellent work and products that we produce for our customers and directly for the warfighter. Our team also has the unique advantage of having several large and small DoD UAS assets (“drones”/unmanned aircraft, ground control stations, manned-unmanned teaming assets such as helicopters and remote video terminals, etc.) within our facility to allow for evaluation of these systems with data link tools we develop or purchase.
Our team and products provide a lot of “value added” to our customers and warfighters using our products. This is a position on a capable and collaborative team with a variety of knowledge to share. Dynetics has an unmatched reputation in terms of technical competence and offers a great life/work balance, with excellent benefits.
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline (Engineering, Mathematics, Physics) and excellent communication skills, and desired experience and skills in the following:
· SATCOM and LOS communications
· General signal processing expertise (signal modeling, filter modeling, noise modeling, Fourier transforms, etc.)
· Knowledge of RF concepts (RF testing, RF propagation, RF schematics, link budgets, etc.), especially in relation to over-the-air signal detection
· Hands-on test equipment experience (spectrum/signal analyzer, signal/function generator, oscilloscope)
· Radio testing (lab testing and/or flight testing)
· Data analysis
Technical writing and report generation skills required.
Individual must be self-motivated to do excellent work that exceeds customer expectations. Candidate must always present a professional demeanor while representing Dynetics to customers and stakeholders. Candidate must be willing to travel, as needed, to locations across the U.S.
Must have good organizational skills and attention to detail, and work well in a team environment.
Must be a US citizen and be a resident of Huntsville, Alabama or be willing to relocate to the Huntsville, Alabama area.
Experience and demonstrated skills in any of the following areas is also a plus:
· Networked or Multi-access waveforms (CDMA/TDMA, MANET, hub/spoke, mesh, etc.)
· UAS waveform specifications (MIL-STD, STANAG, CDL, DDL, etc.)
· MATLAB / Python or other programming languages
Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.