Senior Avionics Engineer (Weapons) – FCO
Job category: Other
Job Type: Full Time
JOB TITLE: Senior Avionics Engineer (Weapons) – FCO
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Future Capabilities Office develops, tests, and rapidly fields Air Force aeronautical capabilities. Project tasks include conducting studies to identify new capabilities; transition laboratory technologies to operational platforms; execute demonstrations; and develop, test, and rapidly field new capabilities for the warfighter.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Senior Avionics Engineer that advises and assists in managing the development (RDT&E focused efforts), integration and sustainment of advanced aircraft weapons, subsystems, devices and support equipment.
- Conduct analysis of requirements and capabilities to fulfill program requirements, including system performance and reliability.
- Provide technical knowledge on Network Enabled Weapon (NEW) interfaces and engineering support for weapon integration information exchange requirements.
- Translate user requirements into weapon requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate weapons, subsystems and equipment.
- Apply knowledge of systems engineering in support of system definition, development, integration, verification methods, sustainment, risk modeling/simulation, T&E, human system integration, crew stations engineering, OSS&E efforts, interoperability requirements, and airworthiness certification across a wide range of hardware and software systems, including ground-based systems.
- Participate in and assist in the planning of systems engineering risk assessments by establishing a risk management review, coordinating action item status, and updating risk management metrics.
- Support the planning and execution of the Airworthiness Review Board Meeting in support of obtaining military flight releases/Military Type Certificates.
- Plan, analyze and evaluate engineering, technical and product support efforts used to
- a) define total weapons systems/subsystem requirements,
- b) translate requirements into design criteria,
- c) evaluate alternative design approaches and
- d) develop system specifications for the systems and subsystems.
- Work with Government and Industry engineering, product support, manufacturing and program manager personnel, including technical experts from various DoD entities in an R&D focused environment.
- Produce or support development of program documents and presentation materials.
- Assist in the development and testing of the program system hardware and software and its integration into the program system architecture.
- Review system specific test plans and participate in the conduction of systems, subsystems, and component testing.
- Will consider candidates who desire part time, on a case-by-case basis.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
- Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI and Special Access Program (SAP) eligibility, and background investigation current within the past 6 years (interim clearances or outdated investigations are not acceptable).
- Bachelors Degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering with 10 years of relevant experience. (Will consider less than 10 years of experience on a case-by-case basis).
- Relevant experience in a SAP/SAR environment within the past 5 years (accustomed to handling classified, special access information).
- Experience and knowledge with aircraft weapons (air-to-air, air-to-ground, nuclear) system development and integration (e.g. JDAM, SDB I, SDB II, AMRAAM, AIM-9X, JAGM, B61).
- Knowledge of electronics engineering concepts, theories, principles and concepts and application to system design, architecture and integration.
DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience with next generation data-link technology.
- Aircraft weapon system, subsystems (especially avionics), electronics and technical data experience on ACAT I aircraft acquisition program(s) within the DoD.
- Self-starter and being able to work independently.
WORK LOCATION: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
KEY WORDS: Security, Department of Defense, Classified, SAP, SAR, Special Access, SCI, SCIF, Secret, Top Secret, Weapons, Armament, Avionics, Munitions, Network Enabled Weapon
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