The F/A-18 program in Saint Louis, MO is seeking an entry level / early career Systems Integration & Test Engineer to support avionics hardware/software integration activities related to the incorporation of new and improved war-fighting capabilities integrated into the F/A-18 weapon system. This position includes supporting many development activities including but not limited to: Supporting trade studies and engineering analysis efforts focused on integration of new capabilities; System operational concept and architectural design; Developing and evaluating system/subsystem requirements; Designing/modifying Crew Vehicle Interface (CVI) cockpit controls & displays; Development of interface control documents (ICDs); Supporting test planning activities; Conducting hands-on system integration testing; Support of customer flight testing; Supporting statement of requirement (SOR) teams; Customer coordination; and Support of system design reviews. Position will include a 12 month temporary domestic assignment at the Naval Air Warfare Center - China Lake, CA for hands-on experience working with F/A-18 Flight Test Engineers, Aircrew, Integrators, and Maintainers.
Moderate proficiency with standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Previous design or project team participation and leadership is highly desired.
[ + ] Collaboration
Makes an effort to work effectively and cooperatively with fellow work group members; establishes and maintains productive working relationships by involving other work group members as appropriate and thanking them for their assistance. Places higher priority on work group goals rather than on own goals; offers to help other employees when they need assistance.
[ + ] Communication
Makes an effort to clarify purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Tries to keep the audience engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. With guidance from others frames messages in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; tries to use terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Occasionally seeks input from audience; checks understanding; tries to present message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; at times requires guidance from others on how to respond.
[ + ] Customer Focus
Understands customers and their needs and considers such factors in the completion of day-to-day job tasks and responsibilities; supports more experienced employees as required to develop and sustain productive customer relationships; uses available information to understand customer related circumstances, problems, and needs; considers how day-to-day actions will affect customers; responds quickly to help more experienced employees meet customer needs and resolve problems.
[ + ] Decision Making
Generally recognizes routine issues, problems, or opportunities in own work area and determines whether action is needed; generally identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities; tries to integrate information from different sources; detects trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships; generally creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes; develops an understanding of decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option; generally implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time; gains experience in including fellow work group members in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, makes appropriate decisions, and ensures buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.
[ + ] Innovation
Seeks alternative ways to view or define problems. Tries to combine ideas in unique ways or makes connections between disparate ideas; explores different lines of thought; views situations from multiple perspectives; participates in brainstorming approaches/solutions. Focuses on areas for innovation and suggests solutions that address meaningful issues in own work area.
[ + ] Systems Thinking
Gains understanding of job tasks and processes and how they contribute to meeting work group objective(s). Identifies non-value-adding tasks and alerts more experienced employees for possible improvements. Participates in changes to job/role structures and processes as directed by supervisor.
[ + ] Analytical Skills
Basic - Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.
Preferred - Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the work group level.
[ + ] Electronic System Design
Basic - Basic ability to conceive, develop, optimize, maintain and modify electronic/electrical system designs based on requirements. Ability to provide technical coordination with internal and external suppliers and customers.
Preferred - General ability to conceive, develop, optimize, maintain and modify electronic/electrical system designs based on requirements. Ability to provide technical coordination with internal and external suppliers and customers.
[ + ] Electronic/Electrical Domain
Basic - Basic knowledge of electronic/electrical systems or subsystems and components including the requirements, operating principles, design variables, performance, and key interfaces.
Preferred - General knowledge of electronic/electrical systems or subsystems and components including the requirements, operating principles, design variables, performance, and key interfaces.
[ + ] Requirements
Basic - Basic familiarity with how to derive and allocate requirements (e.g., system, sub-system, software) and show traceability throughout the product lifecycle.
Preferred - General knowledge of how to derive and allocate requirements (e.g., system, sub-system, software) and show traceability throughout the product lifecycle.
Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you currently meet the criteria described in the 'Typical Education / Experience' section of this requisition?
This position is based in Saint Louis, MO but will include a 12 month remote assignment to China Lake, CA. Are you willing to take this 12 month remote assignment?
Level 1 - Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
Level 2 - Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 2 or more years' experience or a Master's degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
Other Job related information
An ability to obtain an interim and/or final clearance (post-start) is required for this position - US Citizenship Required or equivalent (Refer to Security Clearance Definitions link above). For candidates already holding a (DoD) security clearance, please specify level of clearance and date of most recent investigation. Prefer Bachelor of Science (BS) / Master of Science (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics with strong math skills and electrical engineering emphasis. Please indicate cumulative grade point average (GPA) on resume; resumes without a cumulative (GPA) included will not be considered. solutions BETS_ARC_Setter BACH_3a9946
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