Air Vehicle Integration & Test Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Air Vehicle Integration & Test Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics is seeking a qualified individual to serve as an Air Vehicle Integration and Test Engineer on various Government and Commercial ground and flight test activites, to include aircraft, stores, and payload systems/subsystems.

Individual will interface with the aircraft OEM and stores/payload teams to facilitate the integration onto the aircraft. This will include planning and conducting ground testing of the stores/payloads/subsystems separate from the aircraft as well as integrated with the aircraft to substantiate the air worthiness of the integrated system.

The individual will conduct the flight test planning and coordination with all parties including the test range to efficiently test the system and a meet the test objectives. The individual will then be the Dynetics’ flight test lead providing onsite support during the testing and then completion of the flight test reporting.

Individual must be a self-starter with high level of initiative and function autonomously in a field environment with minimal direct supervision. Individual must be self-motivated to do excellent work that exceeds customer expectations.


Basic Qualifications

BS degree (or higher) from an ABET accredited school in Aerospace Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline with a minimum of at least 3+ years of relevant experience in Aircraft or Air Vehicle system and subsystem integration, test planning, coordination, execution, and troubleshooting at Government test facilities and ranges.

Subsystem testing and troubleshooting requires an understanding of mechanical, electrical, and software testing.

The Candidate must be willing to travel (approximately 20%) to remote locations across the U.S.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a multi-disiplinary team environment are required.

Candidate must present a professional demeanor at all times while representing Dynetics to customers and stakeholders.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Experience in the following areas is a plus:

  • DoD platform/payload airworthiness qualification or air-launched weapon system qualification experience.
  • Aviation Safety and Risk analysis experience.
  • Matlab
  • A passion for aviation, and full-scale or RC/sUAS piloting experience
  • Design, integration with/on, and/or testing Group 1-5 UAS or manned aircraft
  • Experience developing, customizing, or implementing open-source UAS software, such as Ardupilot, PX4, MAVlink, DJI SDK, or ROS
  • Test range coordination, including requests for frequency authorization
  • Test plan development
  • Experience with test logistics and test team organization

Security Requirements

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.

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