Senior Test Engineer, ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD


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Annapolis Junction, Maryland, USA

Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI Polygraph

Job Description
Looking for an Exciting Career Move? It is Waiting for You at BAE Systems!

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

As a Senior Test Engineer you will:
Conduct research into and apply knowledge of Government test and evaluation concepts and related engineering, acquisition, and operations activities as needed to support the T&E activities.
Plan and Execute Performance Analysis.
Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support.
Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning.
Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use.
Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates.
Select, develop, & use analysis tools
Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks.
Plan and execute Performance Data Collection.
Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to synch T&E events with supported decision points.
Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities.
Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy reporting criteria and processes.
Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning.
Coordinate with program Systems Engineering (SE) and review T&E-related SE information to leverage functional analysis, system descriptions, parameter selection and dependencies, Modeling and Simulation, initial performance risk assessment to inform evaluation planning.
Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E.
Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational Effectiveness and suitability metrics & conditions; levels of T&E include inspection, demonstration, paper analysis, survey, simulation, and physical test.
Design surveys for evaluation of SME input and user assessments of performance.
Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans.
Produce Evaluation Plans (metric framework, scenarios/threads, timelines, requirements/T&E cross-walk), Analysis Plans, Data Requirements, Risk Assessments, Evaluation Reports, Status reports; provide input to Government T&E products (e. g. , Technology Readiness Assessments, Test & Evaluation Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, T&E Plans & Procedures and Test Readiness Reports).
Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties.
Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities.
Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re: conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements.
Participate in T&E WIPT and Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans.
Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan.
Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan.
Define and provide technical direction and guidance to more junior Test Engineers assigned to the task.
Recommend draft plans and reports for approval by the task leader.
Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation.
Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest.
Provide overall leadership of the T&E task and serve as primary liaison to the government for supporting contract coordination and task execution.
Communicate issues and solutions to the broader government and contract management structure as requested by Leadership.
Ensure the appropriate level of independence of the team from the solution provider to support government management of objectivity risk.
Manage T&E resources and tasks; ensure quality assurance of test processes and products.
Coordinate and integrate Evaluation and Testing tasks and products.
Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team as needed to ensure proper coordination of T&E activities.
Drive innovation and responsiveness to program changes and evolving T&E status to help manage program risk; develop alternative courses of action, work-arounds, and fall-back positions with a recommended course of action for each risk, and monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. . OR . . . Four (4) years of additional Test Engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
Eight (8) years’ experience as a Test Engineer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
TS/SCI with Poly clearance required.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U. S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U. S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

BAE Systems / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBBAE 91567BR 2023.07.16

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