Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

  • SIM/STIM Operator and Test Specialist

    East Coast - Fredricksburg, VA
    # of Openings
    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!


    We are currently seeking a candidate to provide test and evaluation support to the Navy Distributed Integration and Interoperability Assessment Capability (DIIAC) project. Candidate will be responsible for operation and evaluation of various Simulation/Stimulation (SIM/STIM) systems during DIIAC test and evaluation events. Candidate will also be required to operate and perform online analysis of the Multi-Link System Test and Training Tool (MLST3) during Interoperability Developmental and Certification (IDCT) testing.


    Essential Functions/Job Duties:


    Provide Multi-Link System Test and Training Tool (MLST3) operations and on-line data collection/analysis during developmental and certification test evolutions. Provide annotated test procedures to the Test Director (TD) for post-test analysis coordination and assignments. Prepare Trouble Reports (TR) on all system issues discovered during the test and assist in TR analysis as required.


    Responsible for following and executing test steps and/or test cases described and documented in the test plan and associated procedures.


    Provide test support to the Distributed Integrated Interoperability Assessment Capability (DIIAC) and Coalition Distributed Engineering Plant (CDEP) projects.


    Configure, setup and operate various Simulation/Stimulation (SIM/STIM) systems including Pelorus, Common Connectivity Device (CCD), Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) gateway manager, and MLST3 during DIIAC/CDEP testing and evaluation events.


    Provide technical support during DIIAC/CDEP test events in the areas of problem detection and resolution activities, observation of systems under test and submission of Test Observation Reports (TORs) as necessary.


    Provide Aegis and/or SSDS console operation in various baseline configurations during DIIAC/CDEP testing and evaluation events. Candidate may also be required to support at-sea testing during Deploying Group System Integration Test (DGIST) events.



    Equipment Used:

    Standard computer equipment and Naval Combat Systems, Simulation Stimulation (SIM/STIM) systems. 


    Typical Working Conditions:

    General office environment; computer/equipment lab.  


    Essential Physical Tasks:

    Ability to lift 10 lbs. on an occasional basis.

    Potential domestic and international travel 10% of the time by automobile and/or air. Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time, using a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis. 


    Written Communications:

    Possesses solid writing skills and the ability to develop mid-level informational briefs, point papers, Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), Test Observation Reports (TORs), and lessons learned as required. Provides technical status, project updates and issue identification input to Monthly Status Reports (MSR).  


    Verbal Communications:

    Demonstrates excellent, clear and concise verbal communication skills. Active communicator, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.  


     Skills/Qualifications: One year relevant experience in the operation of MLST3 during test and on-line analysis of Tactical Data Link (TDLTDL) message exchange. Ability to generate test scripts as required. Experience in test and operation of Aegis shipboard Combat Systems, TDLsTDLs, SIM/STIMSTIM systems, and associated communications equipment.



    Customer Interface Activities:  Supports the Government customer  during technical discussions, forums, and other program activities. Directly interfaces and coordinates with various Government and/or Prime contractor organizations during test events.  



    Work Schedule:    STD/40   


    Travel: <25% 

    Minimum Education Requirements:
    HS Diploma


    Required Certifications:


    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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