Altus Engineering

Senior Test Engineer (Stafford, VA)

Altus Engineering, partnering with Davis Defense Group (DDG), is looking for a Senior Test Engineer to support the US Marine Corps Program Manager Light Tactical Vehicle (PM LTV). The selected test engineer will serve as a specialist in the planning and execution of instructional and/or research assignments. They will coordinate delivery of professional training and related evaluation services. Responsibilities will include:

  • Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to establish system-level test and evaluation (T&E) objectives and enable live-fire test planning including definition of instrumentation selection, location, and installation, as well as plans for data collection and analysis.
  • Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational effectiveness. Define associated success and failure criteria.
  • Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties addressing issues such as data rate and acceptable levels of noise in readings. Define timing requirements for instrumentation operation.
  • Support data reduction, perform data analysist, and lead test report generation activities to document T&E results. Define conclusions and recommendations based on system-level engineering analysis
  • Present components of test readiness reviews (TRRs) and post-test data reviews. Coordinate test operations with range personnel.
  • Support design and fabrication of specialized test fixtures and instrumentation brackets as required.
  • Support and direct data collection as needed
  • Perform test-related safety analysis
  • Perform other related duties for the Program Management Office as assigned

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical field typically an engineering discipline (or a STEM degree plus related work experience). The work environment assumes the ability to work independently taking responsibility for testing activities but also working collaboratively with other members of the team.

Requirements include:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to receive a SECRET clearance (ideally one already in place)
  • >10 years of applicable engineering and test operations experience)
  • Strong verbal and written communication and documentation skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software
  • Capability to work for prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Additional background desired but not required includes:

  • Experience with United States Marine Corps or DoD systems and equipment
  • System Engineering work experience
  • Experience with testing safety protocols, particularly with handling of explosive materials

Altus offers competitive salaries and employee benefits. Salary will be established to reflect education, work experience, and demonstrated skills.

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