Engineer/Scientist - Huntsville, AL
Location:Alabama - Huntsville
Job Type:Full Time
Education:At least 4 Year Degree and 8-10 years relevant experience
Travel:Some travel may be required
nou Systems has an opening for a mid-level engineer / scientist to provide technical services in support of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site. Kwajalein Atoll is home to the Reagan Test Site (RTS), where some of the most sophisticated missile testing in the world is conducted by the US. RTS operates and maintains a technologically advanced suite of sensors including radars, optics and telemetry sites around the Atoll that are used to collect mission-critical test data on various missile systems being tested there. The successful applicant’s primary job responsibilities will include flight test planning to ensure RTS customer objectives are met, as well as flight test sensor data analysis to assess the performance of both the missile system and the RTS sensor systems during the test.
Qualifications: To qualify for this position, the candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 10-12 years of experience, or Master’s degree and 8-10 years of experience in one of the following disciplines: engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, or computer science. Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be proficient with office automation tools. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Employment requires the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.
Duties include: Apply engineering principles and scientific investigative techniques to support planning, analysis, assessment, and reporting on flight tests. Participate in meetings and test events, which may include overseas travel, and document complete and accurate observations noted in test events. Perform analysis of test events to support performance assessments of the system under test, and prepare briefings and reports summarizing analysis and assessments. Work autonomously as well as a member of a team of engineers and scientists to investigate complex system and or sensor behavior, and produce complete technical products. Assess complex systems through synthesis of analytical results and expert judgment, review technical documentation, conduct analytical studies and prepare technical reports on research findings.
Desired experience includes: familiarity with the RTS sensors and command & control, including instrumentation class radars, optical sensors, telemetry sensors, communications and the command & control software. In addition to the RTS infrastructure the ideal candidate would also be familiar with AF Global Strike flight testing and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) flight testing. Preferred applicants will have experience in one or more of the following areas: conducting complex analytical studies, developing or adapting analysis tools to suit needs, building reusable, well documented MATLAB utilities, assessing the suitability, effectiveness, survivability, and interoperability of complex military systems, evaluating threat intelligence information as it pertains to system performance.
The position offers significant advancement opportunity within a dynamic, high-tech company with competitive benefits.