UAS Integration and Test Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a UAS Integration and 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. With 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 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) development and deployment. This position entails supporting Unmanned Aircraft Systems Interoperability testing and development of UAS Test Cells. Compliance testing will focus on US Army Interoperability Profiles, NATO and Industry Standards. Testing will involve knowledge of Unmanned Aircraft Systems with focus on Data Links, Payloads and Command and Control. This individual will work within an established test team comprised of UAS Operators, Maintainers, and Engineers contributing to various aspects of UAS Interoperability, assisting in the development of test plans and test cells, supporting the conduct of testing, assisting in the production of reports, and summarizing findings within customer briefings.

Individual must be self-motivated to do excellent work that exceeds customer expectations. Candidate must present a professional demeanor at all times while representing Dynetics to customers and stakeholders. Candidate must be willing to travel, as needed, to locations across the U.S.

Basic Qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) with at least 3 years of UAS experience, or 9+ years of UAS equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.

  • The position requires knowledge in two or more of the following:

    • UAS data communications (Tactical Common Data Links, Blue Force Tracker, Link-16, emerging data link technology)

    • UAS command and control (existent tactical and commercial UAS command and control)

    • Tactical messaging

    • Network protocols (UDP, TCP/IP, Ethernet) and hardware (routers, switches)

    • UAS payload processing and distribution

    • UAS integration and testing

    • Test procedure development

  • Technical writing and communication skills required.

  • Experience with UAS is required while specific experience with US Army Universal Ground Control Stations and Universal Ground Data Terminals is desired.

  • A background in DoD programs is required. Candidates must have good organizational skills and attention to detail, and work well in a team environment.

  • Candidates must be a US citizen and be a resident of Huntsville, Alabama or be willing to relocate to the Huntsville, Alabama area.

Other Qualifications

Experience and demonstrated skill in any of the following areas is also a plus:

  • Operational UAS operator experience

  • Familiarity with C4I software and interfaces to include tactical messaging interfaces as defined by DoDAF and Army Interoperability Certification mission test threads

  • Support for UAS integration and testing through HWIL testbed development, test planning, lab test execution, flight test execution, data analysis, test reporting, and customer reviews

  • Hands on integration, test, certification, and/or training experience with Army aviation platforms such as Gray Eagle, Shadow, Raven, Puma, OSRVT, Apache, and the associated ground control stations

  • Comfortable interfacing with customers and working in a dynamic environment requiring expertise on a variety of existing and emerging UAS systems

  • Ability to work independently as well as participate in group projects/test events

  • Experience with Piccolo flight management systems

  • Hands on test experience in technical disciplines including payloads, data links, and/or command and control.

  • Familiarity with new UAS-related platforms or technologies applicable to programs such as FTUAS, SCI, and ALE.

  • Certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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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