The US Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT) Program Office is looking for full time Entry Level or Junior Simulation and Test Engineers to support a large contract on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
-Candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance
-Prior military experience can be substituted for educational requirements. Specialized military experience in radar warning systems and threat analysis is highly valued.
-With training, interpret parametric data and descriptions of both mechanical and RF capabilities of a system in order to understand how the system functionally operates and use that information to create radar emitter simulations.
-Capable of discerning which design and functional characteristics of radar systems affect which characteristics of an emitted radar signal.
-Must be able to develop test plans per provided requirements, execute the testing to support all test phases, perform test analysis, troubleshoot errors (hardware, software, and simulation), and develop test reports.
-Comfortable using standard Windows and Office tools; capable of learning and using basic interfaces of other operating systems (Linux, OpenVMS)
-Capable of reliably following established processes and procedures for development and testing including configuration management.
-Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
-Able to work both within a team and autonomously as tasks dictate.
-Able to digest new technical information at a rapid pace for practical use.
-Good time management capabilities - able to both pace workload and provide feedback to leads on task progress.
-Eagerness to improve efficiency and streamline work procedures.
Under close supervision, performs relatively routine tasks related to the testing of information technology products, equipment or systems. Writes test procedures. Investigates and analyzes test failures. Reviews and evaluates in-process rejections and trends, recommending corrective action is appropriate. Provides assistance in the areas of equipment and process improvement.
Maintains, and executes routine manual and automated test standards for the testing of information technology products, equipment or systems. Tests software releases during the product development. Designs test procedures. Provides some technical expertise on specific products, operating systems and specialized environments. Assists in the development of test plans and test procedures. Reviews and evaluates in-process rejections and trends, recommending corrective action as appropriate. Configures necessary hardware and operating environments as needed to complete assigned testing. Participates in the development of test environments using test automation tools and agile methods. Collaborate with product management and technical writers to ensure manuals are in synch with the software to ensure that quality is 'built in' from the ground up. Documents usable test engineering data applicable to the assignment. Studies information from suppliers regarding materials and components to be utilized.
-Familiarity with Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) system integration, RF simulators, RWR/RSDS test equipment, ELINT and EO/IR systems
-Familiarity with engineering hardware analysis tools (Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Network Analyzers) and hardware connectivity and protocols
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Typically requires bachelor's degree or equivalent and zero to two years of related experience.
Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.
US-Aberdeen Proving Ground-MD-BALTIMORE