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The Avionics Integration Engineer, will provide integration support to the F-15 Division. The F-15 Division is responsible for management and professional services, engineering and technical services, and studies, analyses and evaluations to accomplish the unit’s mission to design, develop, integrate, test, produce, deploy, modernize, sustain and support U.S. and FMS F-15 fighter aircraft weapon systems and subsystems.
Essential Job Functions:
Shall serve as an avionics engineer with particular emphasis in integration of radar and EW sensors.
Develop/review/update applicable program documentation for avionics engineering relevant requirements. The Contractor shall assist the Government in drafting and developing systems/subsystem specifications and various engineering documents in support of milestone reviews and events.
Be responsible for development and test of the program system hardware and software and its integration into the program system architecture. Attend all technical reviews and provide technical advice on the path forward to installation of the new hardware and software into the system. Review system specific test plans and participate in the conduct of system, subsystem, and component testing.
Support and conduct performance effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life-cycle cost, producibility, maintainability, supportability, reliability, technical and schedule risk assessments, and scheduling trade-off studies.
Support hardware/software development and related system ground and flight test activities including, but not limited to, hardware-in-the-loop, subsystem integration labs, developmental T&E, and initial operational T&E related activities.
Support and conduct systems analyses to include, but not limited to, avionics system design/design feasibility and state-of-the-art assessment requirements, system capacity analysis, investigate alternative solutions and architecture trade-offs, support operations concept development and document results.
Perform analyses of avionics and subsystems including, but not limited to, system threat analysis, laser systems, computer systems, avionics interfaces, and multiplex data bus communications. Identify potential issues and/or areas of improvement for Government consideration.
Shall accomplish data processing including centroiding, tracker, timing issues, data loading issues, software; interfaces to combat system and/or automation systems including required data, quantity of data, data merging and integration.
Shall accomplish MS&A of radar, targets, and clutter/weather; testing and evaluation of radar system performance including developing test plans and procedures, witnessing tests, and writing test reports for qualification testing, operational field testing, and factory system-level testing.
Support Aircraft Information Management Systems (AIMS) requirements/testing/certification and spectrum management requirements/testing/certification.
Use knowledge of Communication Navigation Surveillance/ Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements, policies, and regulations to define requirements, complete CNS/ATM compliance matrices, and support testing and certification of aircraft and supporting systems.
Perform technical activities associated with radar waveforms and signal and data processing techniques that provide robust performance in Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), Electronic Counter-Measure (ECM), multipath, ducting, and clutter environments. These activities may include, but not limited to, phased array and active aperture antennas, adaptive array processing, digital beam forming, klystron and solid state transmitter technologies, receiver and transmitters stability issues, advanced Analog-to-Digital (A/D) technology, EMI, ECM, and EW. Digital signal processing including Moving Target Indication (MTI), pulse Doppler, monopulse, imaging, and adaptive techniques, Constant False Alarm Rates (CFARs), clutter maps, and timing issues.
Apply an understanding of aeronautical vehicle systems, software, and/or airborne or related ground systems avionics capabilities to support the core engineering tasks as they relate to EW engineering.
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
A Bachelor's Degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program plus 5 years of experience is required.
Current Secret clearance.
Has the knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to perform tasks related to the technical/professional discipline they are performing. Has the ability to work independently and apply the proper procedures and process related to their area of expertise. Shall also have the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot various situations to develop successful outcomes within established program/project guidelines (Program Office and Staff Level Support interface).