Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

Tactical Data Link Verification and Validation Test Specialist (Level 2)

ID
2017-1400
Location
West Coast - San Diego, CA
# of Openings
1
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us

 

Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. (TEA) is a professional services company providing Engineering, Test Services, Analysis, and Software Support for the development of Military Combat and Communication Systems. Our technical support facilities are located in San Diego, California, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

 

Are you looking for a smaller company where you can be recognized for your contributions and truly benefit from the company's success?

 

TEA provides a culture where hard work is recognized! We offer competitive compensation packages and benefit plans with generous employer contributions. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which rewards our employees with company stock based on the success of TEA.

 

Please take a look at our open positions and apply to those which you feel you are qualified. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Overview

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a candidate to support the development of test plans, procedures, cases and post test analysis reports, as required.  Independently develops complex and system level test cases, test procedure and test scripts.  

 

This position directly supports the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) System Center Pacific (SSC-PAC), Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Link Monitoring and Management Tool (LMMT) and other Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) Programs.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Supports the development of Test Plans. This includes identifying test objectives, determining methods of evaluation.
  • Independently able to decompose test requirements from various TDL systems and interface specifications to test specific capabilities of a system. This includes ECP, ICPs and Trouble Report fixes.
  • Independently develops complex and system level test cases, test procedure and test scripts.
  • Utilizes test management database for test cases and traceability to test requirements. In addition to generating mapping from Test Plan, to Test Design to Test Script to Test Case to Requirement.
  • Supports in the generation of test strategy of each test event.
  • Independently generates complex test scripts within TDL systems (i.e. MLST3, RSCP, STG, LHS, ADSI, etc.) to support execution of test procedures.
  • Exercises advanced working knowledge of specifications and requirement documentation during test development. Requires an advanced understanding and workable knowledge of the contents within each TDL document.
  • Independently supports in the planning and development approach of new systems, new capabilities and functionality of the system. This includes grasping new technical concepts and capabilities to support development of test approach.
  • Independently generates test architectures required to support the objective of the test. This includes identifying the systems, support systems, and Link Communication Equipment required meeting the objective.
  • Independently establishes the systems and support systems to address various required test architectures.  Supports in making unscheduled modifications to systems configuration and test architectures, as required.
  • Independently trouble shoots advance testing issues and applies standard trouble shooting techniques to identify the issue.
  • Exercises advanced working knowledge of the various test systems and support systems to execute steps needed for the test case/procedures. This includes systems such as CDLMS, AEGIS, LMMT, DLTT applications/software, ADSI and MLST3. 

Non-Technical Administrative Duties:

  • Records and submits accurate and timely records of time worked, and associated leaves via the company electronic time entry system.
  • Maintains general company and customer correspondence/memoranda using common office suite software. 

 

Skills / Qualifications: 

  • This position requires 4 years of relevant experience with Tactical Data Links, Naval Combat Systems, Test and Evaluation, Tactical Data Links (Link 16, JREAP, Link 11, Satellite TDL J, Link 22) and LMMT (Link Monitoring and Management System)
  • Advanced knowledge of the test laboratories (Lab 360 or Lab120) infrastructure and the system and support systems required of various test architecture to effectively apply to scope of test program.
  • In depth understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the equipment/systems and sub-systems used for testing. Able to suggest and implement alternatives systems or support systems for the test architecture to support the test objective, as needed.
  • General understanding of the capabilities and limitation of the tools used for TDL analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of the system requirement documents to support development, execution and analysis phase of the program. This includes, but is not limited to the SRS, SSS, ICD, IDS, MIL-STD, PPS, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of common TDL terminology within the scope of the program. This includes accurately utilizing terminology while communicating verbally or written advance technical concepts.
  • In depth knowledge of TDL message flow within the systems and test architecture.
  • Advanced level experience with LMMT (Link Monitoring and Management System

 

Equipment Used:

CDLMS, CLIP, MLST3, TIGER, GCCS, JRE-GW, JADE, INSITE, TJHS, LHS, AEGIS, DAMA, PRC-117, PSC-5D, ARC-210, Logic Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Multi-meter, various electronic test equipment.

 

Effective operational knowledge of standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel).

 

Typical Working Conditions:

General office environment; Computer/Equipment lab; US Naval Ship (Non-Hostile)

 

Essential Physical Tasks:

Ability to lift 10 Lbs on an occasional basis. Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis. 

 

Written and Verbal Communications:

  • Demonstrates excellent clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Generates required reports which include test status, defect, and final test reports in a clear and concise manner and report on the results of an executed event using technical writing techniques.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide periodic reports/status to his/her supervisor/manager of the progress made on tasks, assignments or any program efforts.

Qualifications

Customer Interface Activities:

Suitable inter-personnel and customer service skills required to interface with corporate customers. 

Ability to effectively communicate with the Customer, SSC-Pacific Center's staff, and peer contractor personnel.

Demonstrates the ability to conduct and present themselves in a courteous and respectful manner, at all times, when interfacing with the Customer, SSC-Pacific staff, and peer contractor personnel.

 

Project Management / Staff Supervision Tasks:

Demonstrates the ability to understand tasks required of the position and stays focused on the assigned task while working independently. This includes the ability to manage and prioritize his/her daily activities and communications.

 

Work Schedule: 

Regular attendance to be performed on company premises or US government facilities during regular business hours. 

The ability to work non-standard work hours and schedules in support of project requirements

Willingness to work on site or off site to accomplish the assigned tasks.

Willingness to lend support on tasking outside of normal and standard program tasking.

 

Travel:

Potential domestic travel 10% of the time by automobile, air, etc… Possibility of occasional international travel.

 

Minimum Education Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline ((i.e. Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, CS, Physics) is desired; however, not required. 

 

Demonstrates the desire to increase technical knowledge, pursue further formal education through seminar attendance, discipline specific courses, and/or higher education.

 

 U.S. Citizenship is required

 

Security Clearance:

Candidates must have an active clearance OR  the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.

 

 

Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

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