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Senior Flight Test Engineer

Company: Sumaria Systems, Inc.
Location: Poway
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

If you are interested in joining a winning team, we invite you to respond to our current-- openings.-- Sumaria Systems is a multi-million dollar CMMI-- Level III appraised and ISO 9001 certified-- Information Technology (IT), Engineering, and Professional Services Defense Contractor-- headquartered in Danvers, Mass. Founded in November of 1982, the company currently-- operates across multiple U.S. locations and offers competitive pay and benefits, including-- medical and dental, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. Department: Advisory and Assistance Services Division Candidate will assist the Medium Altitude UAS Program Office (MQ-9 Reaper) in their function as a focal point for Flight Test Operations project execution, implementing management procedures and controls. Provide advisory support and recommend project execution focus areas to include oversight and progress reporting support to ensure on-time completion. Candidate shall participate as an advisor in support of test meetings and planning sessions. Provide advisory support to the customer for the review and coordination of test plans, safety packages and flight cards with all appropriate agencies with the goal to reduce or eliminate test redundancies between Developmental Test (DT) / Operational Test (OT) / Force Development (FDE) and to safely complete the project test. Identify potential issues or areas for improvement and make recommendations to the Government for consideration. Selected candidate will provide advisory and draft documentation support for the development and presentation of test reports. Provide advisory support and participate in ground and flight tests to include DT, OT, Joint Operation Test and Evaluation (JOT&E) and FDE testing. Provide support by monitoring the various tests to include identifying risks and provide advisory support to the customer by recommending potential mitigation strategies to ensure all flight tests are accomplished and on time. Advise customer to facilitate problem-solving and collaboration. Provide recommendations for Government consideration geared to optimize any "Course of Action" managing personnel and equipment to ensure all flight tests are accomplished and are on time. Provide advisory assistance to the customer in the Government's effort to manage employment of project resources and identify potential shortfalls and provide recommendations to the Government for consideration. Selected candidate will provide advisory assistance to support the customer's function of coordinating aircraft maintenance, modifications and test article configurations in accordance with approved modification practices and procedures. Provide advisory and draft documentation assistance to the customer by collecting, assessing and/or evaluating both subjective and objective data acquired through test execution and identify potential issues and make recommendations for Government consideration. Advise and draft documentation assistance for the development of potential options for reducing the MQ-1/MQ-9 program test cycles while maintaining quality and high confidence levels in finished products to include making recommendations to the Government for consideration. Candidate will provide advisory and draft documentation assistance to the customer in their function as a Test Director, Test Conductor or Chief of Test.

Keywords: Sumaria Systems, Inc., Poway , Senior Flight Test Engineer, Engineering , Poway, California

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