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Senior Test Engineer - SpRCO

Office: Kirtland AFB, NM
Location: Kirtland , NM
Job ID: S20-0664

JOB TITLE: Senior Test Engineer - SpRCO


"This position is contingent upon contract award"

Support a small, highly empowered team to development, test, and field highly classified space projects.

Apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts for advanced space systems, while also e?ectively communicating complex results with management and executive leadership.


  • Supports design, interpretation, and analysis of technical solutions to complex discipline-specific testing
  • Plans and performs test research, development, and other assignments in conformance with design, engineering, and customer specifications
  • Evaluates system architecture and component testing to eliminate unnecessary redundancy and align capabilities across multiple programs and/or agencies
  • Provides technical expertise for performance analysis, test plan design and test scenarios for functional testing, security testing, and vulnerability analysis of ground and space operations tools and capabilities
  • Responsible for the technical/engineering planning and execution of major and minor testing necessary on project(s)
  • Leads authoring, evaluation and/or execution of program test and evaluation master plan as well as system acceptance planning; interfaces with multiple mission partners, overseeing test and system engineering working groups
  • Coordinates with multiple partners/agencies to ensure test communities support delivery milestones.
  • Work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and perform all functional duties independently
  • Oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job
  • Translate complex ideas and data into simple, actionable recommendations or easily differentiated courses of action
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy—oral and written


Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active TOP SECRET clearance with sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) and special access program (SAP) eligibility (no less than 5 years total SAP and/or SCI environment experience, with 1-year total within last 5 years) and willingness to submit to a Counter-Intelligence polygraph
  • Candidate must maintain a TS/SCI clearance as a condition of employment

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or possess a Professional Engineering license
  • Relevant Master's degree (MA/MS/ME) degree


  • Ten (10) years DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience
  • Proven experience and/or qualifications in in testing satellite systems
  • Understanding of operational environment and corresponding mission user needs
  • Knowledge of space system engineering, development, and manufacturing
  • Experience in DoD program management including program development and transition
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedules, and risk management
  • Experience with Statements of Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWS)

Travel Requirements:

  • Full-time, on site in vicinity of Kirtland AFB, NM, and will require travel up to 30% of time within the continental United States


  • Ten (10) years of relevant DoD and/or Industry work experience with SAP and/or SCI
  • System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to Government program office
  • Experience with rapid prototyping
  • Experience with integrated air, space and cyberspace capabilities
  • Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining ground mission planning architecture and software
  • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs
  • Experience using multivariable optimization in mission planning software systems
  • Experience in planning and executing test campaigns for space systems
  • Fluency with IC organization



KEY WORDS: Space Acquisition, Space System Engineering, SMC, NRO, satellite, ground systems


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