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Test Director

Wallops Island, VA, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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BAE Systems is seeking experienced AEGIS Operations Test Director to be part of our dynamic technical team, located in Wallops Island, VA at the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC). The SCSC is located on a barrier island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and is a tenant of the NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. SCSC provides live combat systems suites with platform specific radars and sensors and supports the following functions: combat system lifetime support engineering, platform certification, operational and technical evaluation, combat system training, interoperability testing and participates in at-sea exercises. SCSC provides a high-fidelity representative combat system of every ship in the AEGIS, Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) fleet today and those planned in the future.

The selected candidate will:

Setup mission events utilizing a daily site element schedule

Coordinate the check-out and installation of computer programs and electronic data

Energize and initialize computers and combat system elements

Establish interface switch paths

Perform system checkout, and other site preparations necessary to ensure the readiness of the requested systems and equipment to support a successful mission event

Perform systematic take down at the completion of the mission event

Prepare and initiate comprehensive mission operations reports

Coordinate system level troubleshooting efforts

Function as the primary technical point of contact for SCSC mission customers

Promptly report to the Government the status of mission events, systems and equipment.

Required Skills and Education

Education and years of related/relevant skills required: High School/GED and at least 10 years experience on-board an AEGIS Platform, with a minimum of 4 years (may be concurrent) as an AEGIS Combat System Maintenance Manager (CSMM) or an Electronics Material Officer (EMO) leading a team of technical/tactical operators engaged in the employment of Surface Weapon Systems in the support of Surface, Subsurface, Air, Strike, C4I, and Ballistic Missile Defense warfare areas as part of the Combat Systems Training Team (CSTT).

Security clearance requirement: Eligible to obtain and maintain a final DoD security clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). Selected candidate will receive a contingent offer with a delayed start date until an interim Secret clearance is granted.

Also required:

3 years Technical experience, specifically on AEGIS Baselines 5.3.9, 6.3, 7.1/2, 8.0, 9A and BMD capable baselines (BMD 3, 4 & 9C/D/E) responsible for the Combat System Maintenance Manager organization and with the technical knowledge to bring combat systems up from cold iron status to support testing.

Preferred Skills and Education

Highly desired, but not required:

Active DoD security clearance

Experience in an RDT&E environment

Knowledge and experience with ACCESS and TRMS

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