Ground Flight Test Engineer (648903)

  • 02/19/2018

Job Description


The Leidos Airborne Integration amp; Ground Processing Systems operation of the Advanced Solutions Group currently has a career opportunity for a Ground amp; Flight Test Engineer for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low Enhanced (ARL-E)

program in Manassas, VA. ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet.

The ARL-E team is geo-graphically separated with primary duty locations of Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD. A minimum of 25% travel may be required to support training and test events at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges. The Ground amp; Flight Test Engineer will report to the Test and Evaluation Lead Engineer located in Aberdeen, MD.

Primary responsibilities of the Ground amp; Flight Test Engineer

is to perform day-to-day execution of the Test and Evaluation

Program for an Airborne ISR (AISR) system. The candidate will be a part of a multi-company team to develop, document, and execute a Test and Evaluation Program within this AISR program. The selected candidate will possess knowledge of formal Test and Evaluation plans, procedures, and the verification amp; validation (V amp;V) process to meet government requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in test planning meetings
  • Create and execute test procedures to meet system performance requirements and document test results

Eligible for the Referral Bonus Program



To be considered for this position, a candidate must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain SCI.
  • Bachelors degree in a related technical discipline and 6 to 8 years of experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Civilian and/or military experience with AISR programs.
  • Possess strong problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).
  • Should be able to pass a Class II flight physical and altitude chamber.

Preferred Qualifications:

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Experience in formal testing and documentation to include Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT amp;E), Limited User Test (LUT), and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT amp;E)

Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms

Understanding of Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) architecture

Electro Optical, Infrared (EO/IR) sensor experience

Full Motion Video (FMV) experience

Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) sensor experience

Communications Intelligence (COMINT) sensor experience

MX Series sensors (MX-15, MX-20)








Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems Global Solutions business (IS GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JBLeidos ICJBMeta