Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

  • Systems Test Specialist

    West Coast - San Diego, CA
    # of Openings
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Supports the development of test plans, procedures, cases and post test analysis reports, as required.  This Tactical Engineering and Analysis, Inc. (TEA, Inc.) position directly supports the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) System Center Pacific (SSC-PAC) Code 53521, 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.


    Essential Functions/Job Duties:

    Supports engineering groups to define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret tests for products, systems, components, or modifications required of the program.Assist in identifying functional and system level issues. Supports in identifying problems and assist or provides suggestion to resolve issue.
    Documents and analyzes test cases and provides regular progress reports through various report formats.
    Develops and ensures testing procedures complies with any required industry specific standards.
    Supports in the setup of test bed and operations of system to address objective of the test.
    Technical Knowledge of Tactical Data Links (TDLs)
    Working Knowledge of Aegis, SSDS and other C4I products to support various TDL communication paths.
    Electrical Engineering/Mathematics degree, desired.


    Equipment Used: CDLMS, C2P, MLST3, TIGER, GCCS, JRE-GW, JADE, INSITE,  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:


    Essential Physical Tasks:


    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. should

    Demonstrates the ability to provide periodic reports/status to his/her supervisor/manager of the progress made on tasks, assignments or any program efforts. This includes reporting issues, concerns, or providing information that may impact the progress of the program, their task and/or the team.




    2 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) or technical degree equivalent

    Working 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.

    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.

    Working 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.

    Working knowledge of common TDL terminology within the scope of the program. This includes accurately utilizing terminology while communicating verbally or written advance technical concepts.


    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. Able to complete all tasks in a timely manner without the need to conduct rework. This includes accurate and detailed submission of documentation, reports, and any analysis products.


    Work Schedule: 9/80


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


    Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline ((i.e. Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, CS, Physics) is desired; Required to replace years of experience. 



    U.S. Citizenship is required


    Security Clearance: Secret


    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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